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 15th year from Thursday 9th until Sunday 12th June 2016.
Friday night is co-headlined by Stereophonics, and Faithless, Saturday is The Who, while the Sunday headliner is Queen with Adam Lambert, while elsewhere there's 40 years of punk with Iggy Pop, Adam Ant, The Damned, Buzzcocks, The Godfathers, and The Sex Pissed Dolls, plus Richard Ashcroft, Sigma, Jess Glynne, Pendulum (DJ set), Everything Everything, Blossoms, Sunset Sons, Feeder, Cast, Reef, Turin Brakes, Alabama 3, Joanne Shaw Taylor, The Second Sons, The Corrs, Busted, The Cribs, The Kills, Ocean Colour Scene, Status Quo Mike + the Mechanics, Twin Atlantic, Half Moon Run, Gabrielle Aplin, The High Kings, Reverend And The Makers, The Wonder Stuff, Sixx Am, Lissie, The Family Rain, James Walsh, and includes Ben Montague, Laurence Fox, Lucy May, The High Kings, Ilona, Turrentine Jones, Little Eye, Ellie Rose, Tom Figgins, Andrea Riso,Rhythm of the 90s, Apollo Junction, Daughters of Davis, King Eider, Laura Jeanne, Monroe, Our Cousin Paula, Paves, Pronghorn, Scaffolder, Sleeping Gun, Sound of the Sirens, Steph Willis, My Girl The River, The River 68's, The Severs, Tim Arnold, and Bjorn Tagemose silent film experience Gutterdammerung.
Latest additions Germein Sisters, Simon Townshend, Bang Bang Romeo, The Lounge Kittens, The Carnabys, The Novatones, and Kerri Watt.
Expect many more names to be announced for the festival's multiple stages.
For the line-up details as available see the Isle of Wight Music Festival line-up page.
The early bird offer has ended. Tickets including booking fees are priced at £202.80 with camping, a student ticket is priced at £186.90, and a teen (aged 13-17 years) ticket is priced at £155.20. Children aged 12 and under can attend free of charge, and a campervan ticket was priced at £120 (and have sold out). Tickets without camping will be available at a later date.
Prices include booking fees.
Local charity initiative
Local charities and causes on the island are invited to apply for tickets to this year’s festival to use in their fundraising activities via a ballot system. 20 pairs of tickets worth £10,000 are available; with organisations able to apply up until 22nd April with a brief explanation of what they intend to do with the tickets for the benefit of their charity. This local initiative continues the support the festival has given over its 15 years to not only charities, but also schools, sports teams and musicians on the island. Last year’s debut initiative saw 20 local charities each receive a pair of tickets for various fundraising activities including raffles, online auctions and competitions. This news follows the announcement of The Isle of Wight Festival’s national charity partnership with Stand Up To Cancer.
Making a return in 2016 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.
Organisers have confirmed the Field of Dreams area will include a big screen showing the Euro16 matches.
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.
The Kids Zone will feature a variety of events, performances and arts & crafts throughout the three days. Expect also the Rainbow Stage, which features 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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