The festival which offers top rock and indie names, legendary acts, and rising stars, on a large main stage, smaller tented stage, and smaller stages in a relaxed festival atmosphere returns for a 14th year from Thursday 11th until Sunday 14th June 2015.
This year marks 45 years since Jimi Hendrix played the festival, and in his honour the main stage will be named 'The Electric Church'.
Saturday headline act Blur, Sunday headliners Fleetwood Mac, both The Prodigy, and The Black Keys are Friday's two headlining acts, and joining them on the bill will be Paolo Nutini, Pharrell Williams, Groove Armada (DJ set), Chicks on Speed, Coasts, Ruen Brothers, Pretty Vicious, Visconti & Woodmansey with Glenn Gregory performing 'The Man Who Sold The World', Ben Montague, Billy Idol, James, Imelda May, Paul Oakenfold, Kodaline, Counting Crows, James Bay, You Me At Six, First Aid Kit, The Charlatans, Sunset Sons, The Shires, Larkin Poe, Stiff Little Fingers, Courteeners, Suzanne Vega, Ash, Foxes, Sharon Corr, Lightning Seeds, Geno Washington & The Ram Jam Band, The View, Ali Campbell, Ian Anderson plays the best of Jethro Tull, Bethia Beadman, Claydon Connor, The Carnabys, Germein Sisters, Little Eye, Honey Ryder, The High Kings, King Eider, Pronghorn, James Walsh, Tim Arnold, La Femme, Sheppard, Jessie Ware, The Struts, Jess Glynne and Kool & the Gang.
Plus Life In Film, The Sherlocks, Bulletproof Bomb, Trampolene, The Jacques, Jolta, SlyDigs, Alias Kid, Cut, Glass Caves, Kassassin Street, Tijuana Bibles, BangBang Romeo, Decoy Jet, The Franklys, Conor Houston, The Watchmakers, Medicine Men, Judas, The SSS, The Savage Nomads, Bully Bones, Dave McCabe & The Ramifications, Black Rivers, Kid Wave, Little Barrie, Eugene McGuinness, Findlay, Man Made, Young Kato, Dexters, Storms, Hyena, The Serpent Power, Sugarmen, The Sundowners, The Slow Readers Club, Man & The Echo, and Hidden Charms.
To see who is playing when see the Isle of Wight Music Festival line-up page.
The early bird offer has ended. Tickets are priced at £195 with camping, a teen (aged 13-17 years) ticket is priced at £145, a studen ticket is priced at £180. Children aged 12 and under can attend free of charge.
Early bird tickets without camping are priced at £185. A car park pass is priced at £15, and a campervan ticket is priced at £120.
Prices do not include booking fees.
Making a return in 2015 is the 5,000 capacity circus style Big Top which plays host to a campers only special night on the Thursday, and acts as a second stage once the festival begins.
Away from the Main Stage, expect the Big Top, the Dance Tent, Bandstand, Life's A Beach Stage, and small cafe stages offering unsigned acts and local bands.
As this year marks 45 years since Jimi Hendrix played the festival. Festival organiser John Giddings has announced that he is inviting festival-goers at the event this weekend to participate in a world record attempt. At 3.30pm on Saturday 13th June all those present at the Electric Church Main Stage, will wear special Jimi Hendrix masks to commemorate 45 years since he played the festival, and break the record for most people in the same place wearing masks at the same time. All money made from the sale of masks will go the the festival's chosen charity, WellChild.
The arena is open from 2pm until midnight on the Friday, 11am until midnight on the Saturday, and 11am until 11pm on the Sunday. No bottles, or cans may be taken into the arena. The Campsites are open from noon on Thursday until noon on Monday.
New for 2015
New for 2015 are:
Strongbow Tree – Visible from all around the site, this 12 metre-high installation is topped with a DJ booth to entertain guests into the night. Festivalgoers can relax on loungers or dance away in the pavilion, enjoying games, giveaways and sampling from Strongbow.
Bulmers Colourena – An experience like no other, festivalgoers of all ages can head down to the Colourena to cheer, laugh, singalong and get involved in quirky challenges as teams battle it out for prizes.
Jack Rocks Stage – Jack Daniel’s has teamed up with rock ’n’ roll clubnight This Feeling to showcase emerging talent and host special guest slots from the likes of Zutons frontman Dave McCabe. With a late license until 2am, this stage keeps the party going into the early hours.
Electro Love – Transporting festivalgoers back to the 80s, this tent is packed with video games, BMX bikes, UV lights and bubble parties. Take a trip down memory lane and dance along to a soundtrack of DJ battles and tribute acts.
Cabaret Noir – This adults only venue plays host to the weird and wonderful. Set in a beautiful garden, contortionists, burlesque, a peep show, drag queens, fortune tellers, snake charmers and circus acts all inhabit this magical area. With a dedicated Cockatoo Bar and the Camp Cooks, this is where Festival memories are made.
Wandering further afield, Stand Up To Cancer will be bringing a huge water slide and music lovers of all ages can explore the secret garden path leading to The Bohemian Woods, relaxing in its magical and serene atmosphere. This year sees a brand new show in the woods on the Saturday as the Midnight Bakery crew team up with Cirque de la Quirk, taking visitors to another world packed with fire eaters and jugglers.
All these new additions sit alongside the Festival’s returning areas including the Intoxicated Tea Rooms, Zebra Champagne Bar and Ace Casino, Hipshaker Lounge, Hey Joe Rock Bar and Hard Rock Stage and Garden.
The Kids Zone will feature a variety of events, performances and arts & crafts throughout the three days. This year sees the return of the Rainbow Stage, which will feature performances from a variety of storytellers, magicians, musicians, circus acts, and and a puppet theatre.
Young families can get into the festival spirit with more activities than ever before - circus workshops, a craft tent and costume as well as singing sessions, story-telling and a Mother and Baby tent for the really little ones.
More information will be here when available.
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