A Weekend ticket allows you to camp at the Festival all weekend. The gates open at 12 noon on Thursday 21 June when the fun begins. There are showers, loos, bars and food concessions throughout the Campsite. A Camping ticket gives 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 25 June.


Day tickets allow you access to the festival on the designated day ONLY. Your day ticket does NOT entitle you to camp. You will be allowed unlimited entry & re-entry on the day of your ticket.


You can buy a Student ticket if you hold a valid NUS or other official card (as at 21 June 2018). You will be required to produce your card on arrival at the Festival box office. A Student ticket allows you to camp if you want to. Please note if you are a Student between 16-17 (as at 21 June 2018) we suggest you buy a Teen ticket because this is cheaper. Subject to availability.


We are pleased to offer Teen tickets this year to all teenagers aged between 13-17 years old (as at 21 June 2018). Teens must be accompanied by an adult aged 18 years or over (there must be at least one adult per booking). A teen ticket allows you to camp if you want to. Please bring proof of age, as you may be required to show this when you enter the Festival. Subject to availability.


Entry to the Festival is free for children aged 12 and under (as at 21 June 2018). If you want to order child tickets, please add these to your booking at the point of purchase. There is a maximum of 4 children per booking. Please be aware that all children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is aged 18 or over. Please bring proof of age of your child, as you may be required to show this when you enter the Festival.


Islander Tickets will be available for a limited time and can only be purchased by residents of the Isle of Wight using a debit or credit card registered to the customer’s Isle of Wight postcode and shipped to the same address. Only available through Ticketmaster or The Price is Wight. Subject to availability.


Ticketmaster (Select your ticket type and then choose Deposit Scheme to buy with a payment plan)

The Price is Wight

Red Funnel (Ticket, travel, accommodation & payment plan) 

Festicket (Ticket & travel/accommodation packages)

Big Green Coach (Ticket & Coach packages bringing you direct to the Festival gates. Payment plans available.)

Spread the cost of your tickets over several months with a payment plan. The instalments will be collected directly from your bank account.


To book under the Ticketmaster Instalment Plan - you will need to choose your required ticket type, then select Layaway at the checkout page.

The first payment is taken immediately and is non-refundable.

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To book under the Red Funnel payment plan click the link below

Festival Tickets = 20% payment now and then 20% taken on 31st Jan, 20% on 28th Feb, 20% on 31st Mar & 20% on 30th Apr.

Ferry travel & Ticket and ferry travel packages = £25 payment now and the remaining balance 30 days before your outward travel date.

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Secure your ticket and travel pack today with a deposit of just £40.00. It couldn't be simpler - or more affordable! Pay as much or as little as you can, and clear your full balance before 1 May 2018. This gives you the freedom to spend your money when you want, how you want!

If you only need travel, then why not use our travel payment scheme with a deposit of only £10

Big Green Coach is providing coach services arriving on the Thursday (with a reduced service on the Friday) and our coaches actually go on the ferry so you don't have to queue up for the ferry or shuttle bus. We will get you straight to the festival entrance.

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We are pleased to be able to offer VIP tickets again through our partner, Mark Butler Associates. These tickets give you exclusive access to our VIP Lounge and garden so you can relax while watching all the acts on the Main Stage. The VIP Lounge has a bar and food stalls, its own loos and other benefits. There is a VIP Campsite with its own loos and showers located near to all the entertainment.

Please contact Mark Butler Associates for more information.

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Camp Kerala will be back again, providing the very best in backstage accommodation and hospitality at the Isle of Wight Festival 2018.

Staying with us at Camp Kerala, a mere stone’s throw from the heart of the festival, offers you the chance to experience not only life at our exclusive 'home from home' but also the ultimate way to experience the IOW Festival.

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There will be more things confirmed as we get closer to the Festival, but for now check out When Nature Calls for the best clean loo experience this side of...Newport?!

We know that camping isn’t everyone’s cup of tea but that shouldn’t stop you from coming and enjoying the Festival. Why not take advantage of our wonderful Island and stay in a local hotel or holiday cottage? Our friends at Classic Cottages have some beautiful properties to rent and they will look after your every need. Alternatively you could stay in one of the many hotels the Island has to offer.


There is a separate area for campervans in the Campsite - please note NO CARAVANS are allowed! An additional tent or awning is fine as long as it all fits into a 7m x 7m plot.

You need to buy a Weekend Ticket for each member of your party to access the Festival as well as a Campervan pass to park your vehicle in this area. Both of these must have been purchased in advance.

If it would make your life easier to buy your ticket and travel together, then there are a number of options available to you click here.

For general travel enquiries, please click here.

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 to the appropriate car park.

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

Get priority car parking spaces by arranging a car share with Liftshare

If you are a disabled customer please click here for details on how to buy your tickets and other useful information.