Gru, Dru and the Minions are coming to the Isle of Wight Festival and they’re bringing the Gru Mobile!
Across the IOW weekend make sure you visit the Gru Mobile to take advantage of the complementary WIFI and phone charging station, all free – just remember to use I See #DM3 to get on the social conversation. We will have a few special guests joining us too!
If you spot our giant statue of Minion Mel make sure you take a photo with him before he’s digs his way out!
You’ll be able to see Mel, Gru, Dru and the rest of the Minions in Despicable Me 3, in cinemas June 30.
The new Campsite Hub, Happy Jack's, really is the place to hang out. There is nothing that lifts us all more than sittng out in a field with a group of people as the sun goes down . With food and drink on offer for 24 hours from Thursday right through to Monday morning , its a great place to get a cooked breakfast or a late night French crepe. Enjoy a very very good coffee or a totally lavish hot chocolate and just sit back and enjoy the space.
It will be easily seen from around the campsites with a giant tipi right in the centre. Fresh smoothies and juices all day as well as pizzas and very French crepes this is definitely the place to come and meet up with new and old friends and just chill. If you feel like bringing a guitar and singing, please do.
Brace yourselves for a virtual reality music experience like no other.
Pirate Studios is here for the first time at Isle of Wight Festival 2017, and we’re super excited to be bringing you a taste of the future.
Here at Pirate Studios we’ve built up a sturdy rapport with some of the best and brightest in up and coming British music talent, primarily through our revolutionary Pirate Live scheme. Pirate Live showcases bands and DJs strutting their stuff via a live stream format. Unfamiliar with the Pirate Live scheme? Head on over to the Pirate Live section of our website for the lowdown: piratestudios.co.uk/PirateLive
We’ll be exhibiting some of our favourite Pirate Live sessions for you, free of charge, in virtual reality format at the Pirate Studios VR Experience. By gearing up with one of our state of the art virtual reality headsets, you can experience the future of live music in all its 360-degree glory.
The musicians of tomorrow, brought to you on the technology of tomorrow. Come join us at the Pirate Studios VR Experience and check it out for yourself! We’ll also be hosting competitions, giveaways, and general music-focused awesomeness. See you there!
Kingfisher is India’s No.1, the first choice of the nation from Delhi to Doddanapudi, and the leading Indian beer the world over. It has been quenching thirsts for over 150 years, and will be proudly providing a burst of refreshment at the Isle of Wight festival from the unique Kingfisher Beer truck.
This year the Truck will be accompanied by a tuk tuk photobooth, so be sure to come down and visit for a cheesy cheers!
Enjoy spontaneous celebration and relax and refresh with Moët & Chandon – the world’s most glamourous and innovative champagne, made for sharing. Raise a glass of Moët & Chandon’s Ice Impérial – the first champagne in the world, created to be enjoyed on the rocks and perfect for festival fun. All that’s needed is 3 ice cubes to bring out the vibrant, refreshing flavours of Moët Ice. Choose from the invigorating taste of Moët Ice Brut, or the fruitier Moët Ice Rosé, bursting with fragrant berries and peaches.
Yogassential - the brand new App, is hosting Pop Up Yoga at the Festival this year. You can find them at the Yogassential Wellness Deck in Penny Lane, where they will be all weekend giving you the opportunity to chill out and practice yoga. There will be various yoga sessions throughout each day as well as offering face painting, mini massages and acro yoga play.
Visit their website to find out more and download their app.
From far-flung Caribbean beaches to trekking in the depths of Costa Rica’s jungle, everyone has their own idea of the perfect trip.
Whether you’re more into hanging out in a hammock with a cocktail or hurtling down a mountain on a pair of skis, it’s time to pack your festival backpack to explore ‘Expect the Unexpected with British Airways’.
Your journey will start at BA’s check-in desk, where our team will be ready and waiting to whisk you on a new adventure- wherever that may lead.
With DJs, games and entertainment on hand to keep the buzz going late into the night, you won’t be short of new experiences to try or music to get you dancing. And if that’s not enough, there’s also plenty of cool prizes up for grabs- including long-haul flights from Gatwick to hotspots across the globe.
So what are you waiting for? Bring your sense of adventure and make sure you don’t miss the flight to this party. No passport needed.
Get ready to own the day, night and everything in between at the Strongbow Yard.
Whether you’re up for chilling by the bar or turning it on at the DJ booth, we’ve created a place that’s head and shoulders above the rest. Literally.
Join us in the day for an ice-cold pint, accompanied by the chilled-out beats. Then get ready to take things up a notch as the evening DJs take you through until 2am.
So if you’re looking for somewhere to hang out with friends, burn some quality time and truly own your festival experience, just look for the Strongbow Archer… you can’t miss him.
Come and explore your naturally adventurous nature at Isle of Wight's Old Mout Cider Kiwi Camp!
In New Zealand, we’re always looking for little ways to have fun and give a twist to the familiar. The Kiwi Camp truly brings this to life and is accommodating for every one of you festival folk. Whether you fancy taking a little time out and perching yourself on our up-cycled sofa swings, or if you're up for dipping your beaks into our packed programme of entertainment with a quirky twist, we've got it all in one camp! Our Tent of Little Adventures will be hosting Disco Yoga, Gospeloke, Rockaoke and much more!
We'll make sure that our Cider bar is fully stocked and one of our fruity ciders is never far away! If you're feeling adventurous, you can even skip the queue to the bar by taking a ride on our slide!
We look forward to seeing you there and enjoying what us Kiwis love doing the most, being naturally adventurous.
Please note the camp is for big kiwi’s only (18+).
Relax and re-energise in Bathing under the Sky’s unique wood-fired outdoor spa returning for another amazing year on the island.
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Oh we do like to be beside the seaside!
Kick off your shoes and head over to the Stand Up To Cancer Beach, premiering this year at the Isle of Wight Festival. Stand Up To Cancer, in collaboration with Channel 4 and Cancer Research UK, is the festival’s official charity partner for 2016. The money raised through the partnership will fund translational cancer research that will help beat cancer sooner and save more lives, more quickly.
On the Stand Up To Cancer Beach, escape to the nostalgia of a traditional British seaside scene, filled with brightly coloured buckets and spades, beach huts, parasols and Aunt Sally boards for the all-important photo opportunities. Throughout the weekend, get ready to get sandy in one of our beach Zumba and Yoga classes, Bear Grylls Survival Training sessions, or if you’d rather chill out – relax in a deck chair to the summer sounds of our Beach DJ, and wind down at the evening Glow Show. Tell us who you Stand Up To Cancer for by leaving a personal message in memory or celebration of someone special on our wall, and keep a look out for our many brilliant volunteers, who will be collecting donations and selling lots of goodies all weekend in aid of the campaign.
Stand Up To Cancer
The whirlwind of Cirque de la Quirk will be back this year with a vengeance!!! Picking up where they left last year, the Cirque will be amping up the immersive festival experience.
Their world will plunge you into a community embracing style, individuality and rebellion. In this territory there are two factions. Will you be the eccentric aristocrat or the rowdy rebels?
Two Factions –
The Nostalgias; steeped in etiquette and dressed to the nines, the closest thing to aristocracy that anyone could hope for. They enjoy their own company but due to their impulsiveness, their rash and emotive nature they can even rub each other up the wrong way, let alone the other side.
The Mechanicals are a very different animal. Where the Nostalgias shut themselves away with sofas and mustaches, the Mechanicals are curious schemers who reside in the wooded area. They were once the scientists, mathematicians and geniuses of this world but their time in the wasteland and endless need to solve everything that has gone wrong has had an effect. Their yearning for answers has shifted and their thirst for knowledge has been replaced by a thirst for anarchy.
The life loving population will try to make you sway from one to the other and when chosen you can pit your wits against others in a feast of games, puzzles and activities throughout the weekend. Fun for all ages, the music and performers will allow you the chance to try your hand at being a circus master or sock wrestling champion – put to the soundtrack of, squelchy beats with a bit of kick every evening!!
Which side will you choose – you’ll have to test your mettle to find out!!
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DISCLAIMER: Cirque de la Quirk may blow your mind!
Having supported live music at independent venues across the UK on a weekly basis, this festival season the Jack Rocks programme continues to shine a light on the headliners of tomorrow. Head to the Jack Rocks Isle Of Wight stage in partnership with Britain’s biggest rock ‘n’ roll night, This Feeling to see the best new music.
Gin & Tonic, Craft Beers, Food from Around the World and so much more in the Octopus' Garden
While you're walking around the Main Arena we’d definitely recommend making a visit to the Octopus' Garden where you'll discover an absolute haven for food and drink lovers. From craft beer to a rolling rotisserie, we've got it all covered.
The variety of food in the Octopus’ Garden is simply out of this world. From the Isle of Wight’s very own Garlic Farm Field Kitchen serving the tastiest garlic mushrooms known to mankind*, to exquisite Spanish cuisine from Valencia Paella.
Whether it’s Indian, French, Mexican, Dutch, Vegan, Vegetarian or a classic British Kedgeree you’re after, you won’t regret stopping at the Octopus’ Garden.
If you’re looking for a celebratory glass of bubbly then pay a visit to the 'Fizz Boutique', who have Bottega Gold Prosecco and Gancia Pinot Brut just for starters.
Beer more your thing? Check out our 'Craft Bar' which carries both Maltsmiths IPA & Pilsner, Lagunitas IPA, Caledonian Coast to Coast and Orchard Thieves all on draught...thirsty yet?
Now for an absolute classic! Gin & Tonic from the Fever-Tree bar, offering the freshest and most flavoursome gins available anywhere. There’s Sipsmith, Tanqueray, Bombay Sapphire, Plymouth, Haymans Slow Gin and the multi award winning locally distilled Wight Mermaid Gin! This bar is definitely one to tantalise your taste buds.
Not looking for alcohol, then fear not, we’ve got the wonderful Nurses Cottage Drinks bringing their award winning homemade fruity drinks in the most delicious flavours. Sure to revive any weary head.
The Hipshaker Lounge is an Isle of Wight Festival institution and we're back again for another fantastic year, but this time in a new location. We've moved home which gives us the opportunity to throw an amazing house-warming party for everyone, and have we got a cracking line-up for you ......... Acts that pay tribute to some of the greatest artists ever, some out-of-sight, vintage inspired original bands and top DJs spinning the coolest tunes on chunky black vinyl records .... the way it's supposed to be! Fat slabs of Soul, Funk, Disco, Ska, Reggae, Indie, Punk, Rock ’n’ Roll, New Wave, Britpop, Motown and more. If it’s great, vintage music, it'll be on the decks.
And we don’t just create the best party vibe, we have dance lessons too and, for the first time, we are having our very own Burlesque show which the Hipshaker boys and girls can't wait for! So, if you crave music from the likes of Stevie Wonder, The Jam, The Specials, The Small Faces, Blondie, The Who, Aretha Franklin, The Stone Roses, Chic, Jimi Hendrix, Oasis, James Brown, The Smiths etc. etc. etc., or you fancy hearing artists you've yet to discover, get yourself down to The Hipshaker Lounge.
See you in the sun! x
SHOWCASING THE BEST BREAKTHROUGH ACTS AND NEW MUSIC AT ICONIC MUSIC FESTIVAL FOR A FOURTH YEAR
Hard Rock Cafe is ready to rock The Isle of Wight Festival this year from 8-11 June 2017 as the Hard Rock Stage returns once again. Hard Rock Cafe is excited to be partnering with the legendary festival for a third year, as it prepares to showcase music’s most exciting rising stars. The Hard Rock Stage, curated by Hard Rock and The Isle of Wight Festival, promises an epic line up of new and undiscovered acts all raring to play to thousands of festival goers over one truly unmissable weekend this summer.
With music at the heart of Hard Rock, it continues to support talented breakthrough artists, offering the Hard Rock Stage, curated by Hard Rock and The Isle of Wight Festival, as a platform to get the freshest new music out there. After two huge years of bringing brand new talent to The Isle of Wight Festival, Hard Rock is ready and raring for its return to Seaclose Park, giving festival goers the perfect opportunity to sample all-new music and discover their new favourite band.
After the success of last year we are back. Bigger and better than ever!
Team Electro Love will be delivering you the art of partying at the Isle Of Wight Festival.
Let us take you on a trip down memory lane where you can party the weekend away in the Electro Love 80's tent.
The 'Wake Up Shake Up' team will dust off your cob webs and put you straight into the party mode with a full mix of 80's music to dance to, DJ battles, power ballads, rock and pop Tribute Acts.
We have amazing band's to suit everyone's taste from pop to rock.
The Electro Love Bar has Giant Rubik cubes, BMX bikes, UV lights and Bubble Parties. This is just a small taste of what’s in store for you!
Don’t forget to visit Electro Loves Tuck Shop to get your retro sweets, UV & neon merchandise for what is going to be the biggest UV party in the field.
Electro Love and Hugs!
KidZone 2017 is going to be jam-packed with fun and entertainment for all ages, so come and party with us and show the kids a good time!
On the the KidZone Stage this year we welcome back the stars of Channel 5’s hugely popular pre-school strand Milkshake! Milkshake presenters Jen and Derek, together with their friend Milkshake Monkey will perform their successful Bop in the Park show. There’s also Noisy Oyster Theatre with their spectacular show “The DaSilva Marionette Circus Troupe”, physical theatre from stunt clown and mime-artist Wolly, amazing magician Huxley with his jam-packed Family Show, the incredible Mujishan Bubble Show, interactive dance with the Shademakers Carnival Club, storytelling with Sue Bailey and the kids themselves with our popular Kids Talent Show.
In our Craft Tent, kids can get busy make anything from recycled headdresses, mini top hats, masks, badges, lavender bags, flags and windmills, to their own set of circus poi. We also have Daemon and Doppelganger with clay modelling, Festival Sticker Art with sticker creations, The New Carnival Company with costume making, and Forest Schools using natural materials - all running day long workshops so that children get a chance to make things from a wide variety of different materials, and take their creations home.
For more active entertainment, Ryde Extreme Performers will be running Circus workshops in juggling, poi, diabolo, plate-spinning, devil sticks and even stilt-walking!
Kids can get into the festival spirit with an outfit from the fabulous Kids Dressing Up Tent, or head off to the Face-Painting Tent for some festival style decoration, with tattoos, hair-braids and facepaints and then leap in front of the photo wall, grab a prop and strike a pose!
For little ones there’s a dedicated Toddler Tent where Creation Station will be running fabulous art and craft sessions, and Rhythm Time will be making music and singing songs. In our Chill Out tent we’ll have a little library, toys, story-telling, rugs and cushion to relax on and a baby changing area.
With an amazing Cardboard Castle, Lego, people-powered rides in the shape of balloon-modelling, a collective painting, bubbles, and beach craft we just can’t stop ourselves adding more and more into the mix!
Come and put a smile on your faces in the Kids Zone, and remember it’s all free!
Now in its tenth year, Kashmir Café is a firm favourite at the Isle of Wight Festival. Kashmir Café is run by Island volunteers and all profits go to Quay Arts, the Island's charitable Arts Centre. We pride ourselves on featuring performances from the very best musicians from the island, as well as the highest quality acts from across the UK and beyond.
Kashmir Café brings you the best the Island has to offer, including Island-brewed real ale, gravity-poured from the barrel, Island-roasted fresh coffee and specialist Cherry Beer. We also have delicious homemade vegetarian food available from our Island-based vintage double-decker bus Tansy's Pantry.
We are situated in the heart of the festival site, and regulars to the Isle of Wight Festival will tell you that Kashmir Café is the perfect drop-in place to discover some of the best music you can find, while you refresh yourself with some of the best food and drinks, and relax in our beautiful beer garden.
Tim Peaks Is back for the 5th year bringing you damn fine coffee, amazing cakes, a record shop and freshly pressed juice every day of the festival. Tim Burgess has put together the line up and it's as exciting as ever. In the past they've featured appearances from The View, Cabbage, Suzanne Vega, Sleaford Mods, Hello Lisa and Nick Heyward. So, yeah, from first thing in the morning to very late at night, Tim Peaks will always have something going on.
Come and find us. The kettle's always on.
It is amazing that there is a major festival that really cares about young musicians and this is exactly what the Platform One Stage is all about.
The stage is programmed and run by Platform One College of Music, offering the opportunity for young emerging bands, artists and DJs to perform an eclectic and diverse mix of new and original music. There will certainly be something for everyone.