Beginning life way back in 1968, the Isle of Wight festival gained significant notoriety as in 1970, after record breaking attendance, Parliament passed a law entitled the Isle of Wight Act, which banned events of over 5000 in attendance to be held on the Island. Thankfully, in 2002, the festival was revived, and has continued to expand with each passing year, and gain more fans as it goes.
The Isle of Wight festival has attracted such world beating acts as The Rolling Stones, Muse, Robert Plant, David Bowie, The Who, R.E.M, Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, and Coldplay to name just a few. In fact, Isle of Wight has gained a reputation for the stellar lineup it constantly attracts, and the electric atmosphere it breeds.
With its headliners proving to be more diverse with each year, with previous including the likes of Labrinth and Katy B, the festival has been drawing in an ever growing demographic of fans, all maintaining the welcoming attitude that permeates the Newport venue. Isle of Wight is now well and truly established as one of the big festivals of the year.
Disabled Access Information
Disabled customers are welcome at the Isle of Wight Festival and our staff will be on hand to assist you during the weekend.
Before booking, you need to decide whether or not you want to camp.
You cannot book a Disabled Access ticket online.
Disabled access with camping
There is a designated camping field with its own car park, special access loos and showers. This is situated near to the main entertainment fields. Although the site is flat and generally easy to get around, please be aware that the ground conditions may cause problems in certain areas.
If you are disabled and want to camp in the Main Campsite, you can still apply for a carer ticket and to use the disabled loos. Please call the Ticketmaster Special Access number 0800 988 4440 to make your booking.
There is a shuttle bus service that will take you to and from the Campsite to the Main Arena.
Disabled access for non campers
If you are coming to the Festival as a Non Camper, you can park your car in the main Festival car parks. You can buy your car parking ticket on the day, but we recommend that you book it in advance when buying your Festival ticket. Please be aware that the car parks are located a fair distance from the main entertainment fields.
We offer a limited number of parking spaces in a car park behind the Main Stage for Blue Badge holders. You will need to apply for one of these, when booking your Festival ticket. Please be aware that these are allocated on a first come first served basis.
Once you have booked your ticket, you will need to complete the booking form, which you can submit to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Disabled customers are entitled to apply for one free carer ticket – Camping or Non Camping. The carer must be at least 18 years as at 9th June 2016.
To see this year's full lineup, please use the link below