When coming to the Festival we do have a few rules about what you can bring in, the main things you can't bring are listed here, and in our T&C'S, beyond that bring what you need to have an enjoyable weekend...and remember you have to carry it from your car or bus station to the campsite.
As part of our commitment to reducing plastic waste we've added more water points than ever before, so would actively encourage you to bring in empty refillable drinks bottles that you can fill up & keep hydrated at all times. Please dispose of your litter responsibly. There are recycling bins and general waste bins throughout the Festival Site.
Look out for our Return, Refund, Recycle scheme on site for all cups, bottles & cans you buy over the bars.
Camping style chairs & inflatable seating are allowed on-site, but please be aware there will be a designated point in the Main Arena beyond which you will not be able to take such items. Look out for signage on site.
If you're bringing a baby you can bring in formula milk powder to mix up or food in pouches for them, but please no glass. For anyone else, food is only allowed in the Campsite.
Proof of you being a student doesn't necessarily need to be an NUS card. Your University or College ID card will also be fine.
If you would like to buy any Isle of Wight Festival merchandise, please visit our online shop.
Please visit: www.iwight.com/iwfestival for details of road closures on the Isle of Wight.
FAIRLEE ROAD RESIDENTS PARKING DURING FESTIVAL
There is no parking on the roadside as a clearway order is in place. If you live at the Newport end of Fairlee Road then you may park in Staplers or apply for a permit.
USE OF SEACLOSE PARK
Seaclose Park will be closed to the public for a period before and after the festival.
More details to be published later.
ACCESS TO BOATS AT NEWPORT QUAY
There is access available to boats at Newport Quay. Please liaise with Newport Harbour Master.
USING MEDINA QUAY PUB DURING THE FESTIVAL
The pub / restaurant will be closed during the Festival.
NEWPORT SHUTTLE BUS
There is a bus service (one way) to and from Newport, for more details visit www.islandbuses.info
BUSES AFTER THE FESTIVAL
From the end of the Festival on the Sunday until midday on Monday, Southern Vectis will be running return Festival shuttles back to all ferry ports to connect with all departing ferries (including departures through the night). Visit www.islandbuses.info for more info.
For more information on parking click here.
Absolute Radio - Exclusive broadcast partner of The Isle of Wight Festival
The home of Dave Berry, Jason Manford, Frank Skinner and the No Repeat Guarantee. From landmark documentaries and intimate live sessions to festival exclusives and specialist programming, Absolute Radio is where real music matters.
Listen on 105.8FM in London and the South-East, nationally on DAB or 1215AM, online, via the official mobile app, digital TV or smart speaker. Plus, follow us on Facebook, twitter and Instagram for the all latest on Isle of Wight Festival 2019.
Barclaycard – official payment partner of The Isle of Wight Festival
With Barclaycard you will always get more – this year, we’ve partnered with some festival favourites to hook our customers up with tasty perks.
When you pay with your Barclaycard, enjoy free chips with any burger from Chicken & Chips, a free soft drink when you buy chips from Loaded Fries and up to 4 free toppings when you order a pancake from Pancake Pod - plus 5% off bars across the festival. To find out more, visit Barclaycard Entertainment. T&Cs apply.
All thanks to your Barclaycard.
Step through the doors into a world of Americana at Bulleit Bourbon. Relax and engage or kick back and switch off with a Bulleit Bourbon cocktail.
Whether you’re after a full immersive cocktail tasting experience at the back of the Taster Truck, or a quiet moment relaxing on a hay bale listening to one of our jam sessions over a dram, Bulleit is the place for you…
Visit Bulleit on-site during the festival for your own slice of Americana.
Co-op is coming to Isle of Wight and we couldn’t be more excited to be at the heart of festival communities this summer. For the first time you’ll be able to buy your essential items directly from the Co-op shop in the campsite, including food, water, beer, wine and toiletries. Of course, we’ll have sun cream and rain ponchos too! Co-op is all about being close to our customers and it doesn’t get much closer than being right outside your tent. Our store will be open daily until 3am and even features our very own DJ, delivering a unique shopping experience like never before.
Nothing tastes better than a hot Cornish pasty; so, to mark our 50th year Ginsters is proud to be here at the Isle of Wight Festival to bring a Taste of Cornwall direct to you. Our pasties are made in our bakery in Cornwall, filled with 100% British farm assured meat, packed with local veggies where possible and encased in light puff pastry. We also have delicious vegetarian and a new vegan option too.
Back in 1873 a young entrepreneur named Gerard Heineken discovered a passion for brewing. He built a brewery in Amsterdam and set about perfecting the recipe that would soon become Holland’s first ‘premium’ lager beer. Word quickly spread and the name Heineken, stamped onto every single bottle, became a national symbol of quality. Over the next 140 years his brewery expanded, but the name on the bottle always remained the same.
At the heart of Heineken’s success lie pure, natural ingredients: malted barley, water, hops and a small but significant extra called A-Yeast. Heineken’s unique A-Yeast is responsible for the rich balanced taste and subtle fruity notes that distinguish every single Heineken. Over the years our master brewers continued to perfect their craft.
It’s been 140 years since Heineken has been able to call itself a microbrewer. And while we’re proud that 25 million Heineken’s are served each day across 192 countries, we’ve never forgotten that the quality is measured not in the size of your brand but in the purity of your beer. Cheers!
The Ketel One Kitchen is coming to the Isle of Wight Festival with their wonderful cocktail masterclasses.
We all know that the Bloody Mary is a fixture of any decadent weekend. Potentially followed by the other weekend hero: the Espresso Martini. Fortunately, The Ketel One Vodka Kitchen have perfected both - and will be bringing their mixologists to teach you how to make your own.
The Kitchen has a host of quirky variations of Bloody Mary to try. Think ruby red beetroot, secret super green and keratin-packed carrot. There will be a range of fresh ingredients and expert bartenders guiding you to creating the perfect drink.
Or if you’d rather have someone do the work for you, you can enjoy various Ketel One drinks in the bar next door.
Logic Vapes, the official vaping partner of The Isle of Wight Festival.
Logic Vapes is proud to partner with a selection of festivals in the UK this summer, including the Isle of Wight Festival for the first time. Visit Logic Steamtown at The Isle of Wight Festival where you can learn about our Logic Compact range of flavours: Tobacco, Menthol, Cherry, Berry Mint and Strawberry.
Join us at The Strawberry Fields at the Isle of Wight Festival for a vape and a cocktail based on our e-liquid flavours.
Old Mout Cider’s Kiwi Camp returns to the Isle of Wight for the third year running – the little camp with a big impact! Join us inside our quirky space to enjoy a crisp, cold exotic Old Mout cider, whilst doing good! As New Zealanders, we’re inspired by nature which is why we want to look after it. Dip your beak into plenty of fun activities and interactive entertainment, or if you’re in a relaxed mood, kick back on an upcycled sofa swing and take it all in.
Smirnoff, the official Vodka of The Isle of Wight Festival
Smirnoff, the world’s most popular vodka brand, is proud to be the official vodka partner of the biggest festivals across Europe this summer including the Isle of Wight Festival. To celebrate this year’s epic festival season, make sure to try the NEW Smirnoff Infusion drinks which come in two refreshing flavours - Orange, Grapefruit & Bitters or Raspberry, Rhubarb & Vanilla.
Follow us on Instagram @SmirnoffEurope or on Facebook facebook.com/smirnoffGB, for all of the latest festival news and gossip from around Europe and some exciting ways to get involved this summer! http://www.smirnoff.com/
What’s a music festival without a giant Archer and a refreshing pint of cider?
No need to answer that, because Strongbow is back at Isle of Wight.
Once again, there’ll be fresh beats from our DJs, as you enjoy a chilled pint in the day. And in the evening, we’ll take it up a notch – right through until the early hours.
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.
Head to The Ultimate Gin Bar at No. TEN, an elegant, chic and contemporary bar space for a gin tasting sensory experience with a stylish twist like no other. Tanqueray Brand Ambassador will take visitors on a journey of flavour helping them to explore their senses through analysing their brain activity. Visitors will be presented with scented vials and have their brainwaves read in order to determine particular scents that give them the most pleasure, before receiving a personalised report based on the result. They will then be able to order a personalised cocktail at the bar to match their individual taste profiles based on the results!