Please see this news story for the latest information.

Please see our entrances map (coming soon) for locations of the gates mentioned below.

Thursday 16th September
A2 Box Office: 08:00-22:00
A3 Box Office: 09:00-22:00
A5 Box Office: Closed

Friday 17th September
A2 & A3 Box Offices: 08:00-22:00
A5 Box Office: 13:00-22:00

Saturday 18th September
A2 Box Office: Closed
A3 Box Office: 08:00-22:00
A5 Box Office: 10:00-22:00

Sunday 19th September
A2 Box Office: Closed
A3 Box Office: 08:00-20:00
A5 Box Office: 10:00-21:00

Please be aware that sniffer dogs will be operating throughout the weekend.

Electric Ladyland:
Thursday: Midday - Midnight
Friday: 11am - 2am
Saturday: 10am - 2am
Sunday: 10am - 1am

Penny Lane:
Thursday: 4pm - 11pm
Friday: 1pm - 2am
Saturday: 10am - 2am
Sunday: 10am - 1am

Strawberry Fields:
Thursday: 6pm - 11pm
Friday: 2pm - 2am
Saturday: 11am - 2am
Sunday: 11am - 1am

Main Arena:
Friday: 2pm-Midnight
Saturday: 11am - Midnight
Sunday: 11am - 11pm

All band timings will be available in our smartphone app! Launching soon!

The Campsite opens at 10am on Thursday 16th September and closes at 2pm on Monday 20th September. Opening times are subject to health and safety inspections and we work hard to open gates on time, but please bear with us if there are any delays.

The Car Park gates open from 0600 on Thursday 16th September.

When coming to the Festival we do have a few rules about what you can bring in. The 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 have plenty water points around the site so we 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.

Please recycle your cups by returning them to the designated cup return points located by the main bars around the site.

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.

All bars and food traders at the Isle of Wight Festival 2021 will be accepting cashless payments only. You can use debit/credit cards or apps on your phone, such as Google Pay and Apple Pay. Market traders will accept a mixture of cash & card.

Children between 6 and 12 years old as at 16 Sept 2021 are now required to purchase a Child ticket.

Infants aged 5 and under as at 16 Sept 2021 are now required to book an Infant ticket.

If you now need to bring children (12 and under as at 16th Sept 2021) to the Festival but didn't include free tickets for them when you booked please come to the box office on arrival before you queue up at the gates. Please find details of Box Office opening times and locations above.

We will be honouring age-dependent tickets bought for postponed events at the original price paid.

For example, if you bought a valid child ticket for the June 2020 event but that child is over 12 on the 16th September 2021, then you will not be required to upgrade to a Teen ticket.

If you're planning on using our on site car park, but don't yet have a parking pass then please turn up ready to pay on the gate as it's now too late to get them added to you order. Parking is £20 for the weekend or £10 per day.

If you would like to buy any Isle of Wight Festival merchandise, please visit our online shop.

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.


Please visit: for details of road closures on the Isle of Wight.


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.


Seaclose Park will be closed to the public for a period before and after the festival.

More details to be published later.


There is access available to boats at Newport Quay. Please liaise with Newport Harbour Master.


The pub / restaurant will be closed during the Festival.


There is a bus service (one way) to and from Newport, for more details visit


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 for more info.


For more information on parking click here.

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