Getting to the Isle of Wight is very simple. All you need to do is get yourself to one of the four mainland ferry ports at Southampton, Portsmouth, Lymington or Southsea. After a short crossing, you will arrive on the Island and you’ll be at the Isle of Wight Festival in no time at all. It couldn’t be easier!

For all your travel options and information, click here. Make sure you check with our travel partners for details of any special offers. The ferry ports are served by good rail and road links

There are bus stations at all ferry terminals with the exception of Fishbourne.

A good service runs from all ferry terminals to the Festival site. For timetable information visit

If you are arriving by car you can park in one of our onsite car parks. Whether you are travelling to us from one of the ferry terminals or from anywhere on the Island you will be directed where to park.

You can pay for parking on the day but we advise you purchase it in advance when booking your Festival ticket.

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There is an on-site Taxi rank at Gate A5 (Medina - Non-Camping Entrance) which will close 30mins before the end of the acts on the Main Stage. There will also be Taxi's situated locally in Quay Street & School Lane.

Any pre-booked taxi's will come to Gate A2 (next gate after the Bus Station).


Heading to Isle of Wight Festival this summer? Sign up as a Street Team ambassador and you could earn your entry for free. For every 6 tickets you sell to your friends and family you’ll earn 1 ticket free plus bonus rewards when you sell more tickets.

To find out more and register your interest visit the Team website.

Main Box Office at Gate A3:
Thursday: Midday - Midnight
Friday - Saturday: 8am - Midnight
Sunday: 8am - 8pm

Non-Camping / Day Ticket Box Office at Gate A5:
Friday: 1pm - 11pm
Saturday: 10am - 11pm
Sunday: 10am - 9pm

Student Tickets: Anyone who's purchased Student tickets needs to go to the clearly marked box office at Gate A3 with their student ID to collect their wristbands.

Yes we have local outlets - The County Press Shop in Newport, the Red Funnel ticket offices in West & East Cowes and the Hover Travel terminal in Ryde.

Yes, you need a Camping Ticket to access the Festival and a Campervan pass to camp in the Campervan field.

Click here for site details.

We advise you to book your child tickets when you buy your adult ticket.

Please bring a letter of authorisation from the cardholder containing the following- last four digits of the card used to make the payment, name of the person collecting the booking, number of tickets purchased and the ticketmaster reference.

All camping tickets give you unlimited re-entry to the Festival throughout the weekend. Once the weekend is over, you will need to leave the Campsite by 2pm on Monday 13 June.


WARNING TO MUSICIANS: We are aware that some third parties are attempting to make performers pay to take part in the Isle of Wight Festival 2017 by requesting payments to arrange work visas and similar on the promise of a performance fee. These people are not employed by, or connected with, the Isle of Wight Festival in any way and you should therefore ignore any similar emails. These are mostly coming from free email services such as Gmail, and don't have the correct dates for our event, but may come from anywhere. Please contact us through social media or email us if you have any enquiries.

Opening times:

Campsite opens 12 noon on Thursday 8 June 2017

Thursday 8th June
Penny Lane - Open 4pm - Close 11pm
Strawberry Fields - Open 6pm - Close 11pm

Friday 9th June
Penny Lane - Open 1pm - Close 2am
Strawberry Fields - Open 2pm - Close 2am
Main Arena - Open 2pm - Close Midnight

Saturday 10th June
Penny Lane - Open 10am - Close 2am
Strawberry Fields - Open 11am - Close 2am
Main Arena - Open 11am - Close Midnight

Sunday 11th June
Penny Lane - Open 10am - Close 1am
Strawberry Fields - Open 11am - Close 1am
Main Arena - Open 11am - Close 11pm

Campsite closes at 2pm on Monday 12 June 2017

We would advise those of you who would normally arrive after you've finished work on the Friday to take the afternoon off and arrive as soon after 2pm as possible to avoid the potential queues at peak time.

Cameras with Telephoto lenses are not permitted.

No, it is first come first served, unless you have registered for Family or Respect camping.

No, you need to register on our website as it has limited spaces.

Respect camping is now full, but there is still some space in Family Camping. Register for Family Camping here.

Please click here for list of things that you can't bring.

Yes, you can bring any food & drink you like (including alcohol), but only into the Campsite. No glass is permitted in any part of the site including the Campsite.

One sealed 500ml bottle of water per person is allowed into the Main Arena, there are taps around the site for re-fillin this.

Cooking will be permitted on gas stoves (using 300ml or less canisters) and disposable BBQs ONLY in designated areas. These must be used sensibly and in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions. Cooking on gas where installed in a campervan parked within the official campervan area is also permitted. Cooking by all other means including open fires, BBQs (other than disposable) and any other kind of gas appliance is strictly prohibited and all such items will be confiscated. Cooking in tents is banned.


Please don't bring huge tents for one or two people - you will be asked to take them down. Be considerate!

Contact Us

If you're interested in having a pitch at the Festival, email any enquiries to

For print, press and broadcast enquiries please contact

For sponsorship enquiries, please email

For any other enquiries please email - - Please note we receive a large number of emails to this account, and whilst we endeavour to reply to as many as possible there may be some delay. Please don't submit requests to play via this address.