Isle of Wight Festival

People enjoying some outdoor music

The United Kingdom 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:

  • Blur
  • Fleetwood Mac
  • The Black Keys
  • The Prodigy

Other acts on the bill include:

  • Pharrell Williams
  • Paolo Nutini
  • You Me At Six
  • Kool & The Gang
  • Counting Crows
  • Jess Glynne

Before packing your bags for the festival, check the Newport forecast.

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11-14 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 The Stone Roses, Bon Jovi, 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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