Isle of Wight Festival

Rocking out at a festival

The UK kicks off its season of major festivals with the Isle of Wight festival. The three-day festival, held at Seaclose Park in Newport, features some of the UK and the world's top music acts.

Headlining the main stage at this year's Isle of Wight festival are:

  • The Stone Roses
  • The Killers
  • Bon Jovi

 Other acts on the bill include:

  • Bloc Party
  • Ben Howard
  • Bastille
  • Paloma Faith
  • Sub Focus
  • Rizzle Kicks

Before packing your bags for the festival, check the local weather forecast.

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Forecast

13-16 June - Will you need your wellies and waterproofs or suncream and ice lollies for the first big festival of the year?

About the festival

The event first began in 1968, as a fundraiser for the local swimming association, and ran for three years. Worldwide acts, including Marc Bolan, Bob Dylan and Jimi Hendrix, took part. After a 32 year gap, the festival had a relaunch in 2002 and has been an annual event ever since, seeing acts such as Robert Plant, The Who, Coldplay, Muse and Snow Patrol headlining.  

Festival-goers will be hoping for a warm and dry weekend, to keep the site from becoming bog-like and their tents clean. 

For further information about getting to the festival visit the  Isle of Wight Festival official website.

You can check the weather forecast for other events through the Events Calendar.

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