Isle of Wight Festival
17 Jun 2021 - 20 Jun 2021
Isle of Wight Festival returns in June 2021 after a year off as it once again welcomes over 90,000 music fans to Seaclose Park for a weekend of rock, pop and dance music.
Now one of the UK’s oldest and most historic music festivals, the Isle of Wight Festival has seen headline sets from legends such as Fleetwood Mac, David Bowie, The Rolling Stones and The Who down the years.
But one of the festival’s most fabled years has to be 1970, when an estimated 700,000 people turned up to see Jimi Hendrix perform live. This huge gathering led to the UK Parliament to pass a law banning the festival, which had only been going since 1968.
It finally made its triumphant return in 2002, and has gone from strength to strength since then. Nowadays the Isle of Wight Festival still hosts its top-tier lineup – recent editions have featured the likes of Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Biffy Clyro, The Killers and Depeche Mode – while also being great for families, with the lineup including a diverse programme of theatre, film, comedy, activities and games.
And beyond the festival’s gates, those wishing to turn the trip into a longer holiday will find an island offering all kinds of extra activities, including walking, cycling, horse riding, kayaking, sailing and much, much more.
Isle of Wight Festival 2020 was cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak. Purchased tickets can be carried over to the 2021 edition. You can read the festival’s statement here
Isle of Wight Festival 2021 Lineup
Pete Tong presents Ibiza Classics
Happy Mondays / Foor / Natasha Bedingfield / Are You Experienced?
Lionel Richie / Lewis Capaldi / Jess Glynne / Becky Hill / You Me at Six / Lona
Primal Scream / Shed Seven / Sigma [DJ set] / Joy Crookes / The Snuts / Donna Missal
Snow Patrol / Pete Tong presents Ibiza Classics / Sam Fender / James Arthur / All Saints / The Lightning Seeds / Roachford / Rothwell / Asylums
Kaiser Chiefs / ExampleSam Feldt [live] / Maxïmo Park / The Manor / Ella Henderson / Dylan John Thomas / Rebecca Hurn
Duran Duran / The Script / Supergrass / Carly Rae Jepsen / James Vincent McMorrow / Seasick Steve / Megan McKenna
Razorlight / Mavis Staples / Maisie Peters / The Alarm / New Rules / LYRA / Balcony
Isle of Wight Festival 2021 Tickets
The Isle of Wight Festival Weekend ticket allows you to camp all weekend in the festival’s campsite that runs alongside the River Medina, so all you need is basic camping gear, like a tent, a camping pad and a head torch (so useful in the night). If you don’t want to bring your own tent the festival offers a range of pre-pitched and boutique accommodations like Glamping. Alternatively, you can book nearby hotels & apartments using the map below or visit booking.com
Two companies operate car ferry travel across the water from the mainland to the Isle of Wight with Early Bird ferry offers:
1. Red Funnel operates a crossing from Southampton to East Cowes (1hr crossing).
Visit Red Funnel
2. Wightlink operates two services, one from Lymington to Yarmouth (40min crossing) and the other from Portsmouth to Fishbourne (45min crossing).
We recommend that you pay for your car parking in advance when you buy your Festival ticket.
Return Coach Travel is available from Bournemouth, Brighton, London, Reading, Birmingham, Bristol, Nottingham, Oxford, Cardiff, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester and Sheffield. More to be announced soon.
Get 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. The ferry ports are served by good rail and road links.
There are fantastic Early Bird ferry offers available from Wightlink and Red Funnel.
1. RED FUNNEL
Red Funnel offers two services for people travelling on foot: the ferry from Southampton to East Cowes or the Red Jet from Southampton to West Cowes. There are bus stations at both Cowes’ terminals where you can catch the bus to take you directly to the Festival.
Visit Red Funnel
Wightlink offers two services for people travelling on foot: the ferry from Lymington to Yarmouth and the Catamaran from Portsmouth Harbour to Ryde. There are bus stations at both Island terminals where you can catch the bus to take you directly to Festival.
Hovertravel operates a hovercraft service from Southsea to Ryde taking only 10 minutes to cross the Solent. They have a quick and easy Hoverbus service connecting from all Portsmouth stations with every Hovercraft service*. Onward bus travel to the Festival site is only a short 2 minute walk from their Ryde terminal.
Share a lift to the festival and get priority parking with Liftshare: