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  1. Isle of Wight 2018 Festival

    I got an early bird ticket (£130) but they were only on sale for a few days before there was a notice saying the limited number had sold out. no idea how many sold. I'm sure if tickets sold massive numbers in a short time they'd be publicising this, most good PR companies would!!
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    That's good to hear.
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    Cheap tickets are always on offer from people in the few weeks before. I think there'll be even more available this year with line-up lacking a big name crowd draw act.
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    Well some of the usual rock groups announced in Manic Street Preachers, Feeder but at least at last some originals too in Hacienda Classicals, Nile Rodgers with Chic
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    Even Brighton Pride managed to announce a headline act which was such a koo that it made national press (Britney Spears) . Now whether you like Britney or not it made national headlines. Great publicity. Iow announcement was more of a whimper than a bang.!!
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    Conversation with Hipshaker on Facebook today. Annie Horne replied (iow project manager) saying they're trying to sort something - as I said all a bit last minute. Without the eclectic mix of random areas playing a mix of music the festival doesn't do it for me.
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    That's correct, Hipshaker weren't asked to be there last year despite it being one of the best areas in my view. A few weeks ago they advised me that John Giddings had said to them, when not booking them for last year, that it would only be a miss for that year. However, they're still waiting to hear about this year. Last minute notice will cause them difficulty booking acts. They had an area last year called Old Kiwi Moat which was a bit more chilled that Hipshaker, held far less people and no stage built up so you couldn't really see who was playing. Hipshaker area would be far better.
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    They're not even announcing any of the fringe stages or areas yet which is annoying. Having recently been in touch with Cirque de La Quirk and Hipshaker, who both run great areas/stages at the iow, neither could confirm that they would be there this year. It all seems a bit last minute this year. I don't mind a bit of extra camping space and dancing space but I don't wanna be at an empty festival!!!!
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    I've made your exact point on here before and got shot down in flames. People aren't getting that the disappointed from many iow festival regulars is that it was the organisers who built it up as a special 50th anniversary but the line up is nothing THAT special. Of course I'm still going as the atmosphere will be great as usual, regardless who plays.
  10. Your own drinks at IOW

    In the camping area and on the walk to the main music areas you can drink own booze but there's only a couple of small stages on this route before the security area where they check for alcohol. We normally drink at tent then maybe just one or two on this walk otherwise you've gotta ditch booze at security point. Only small sealed plastic water bottles allowed past this point. No glass allowed anywhere on festival site including camping areas.
  11. Isle of Wight 2018 Festival

    If you Google "Isle of Wight festival 2017 map" you'll get links to last year's map. The map isn't great quality but it may give you an idea. The general camping area (where I stay) is about 10-15 min walk to main stage so that may help you to judge campervan distance on the map
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    The issue I have is that for a 50th Anniversary these are not special headliners. OK so many have a big fan base and are good live bands but at a festival your trying to cater for a broad base of people. Apart from fans of the groups, how many people will know more than just a couple of hits of each group over a one hour set? OK maybe Depeche and Liam if he does Oasis stuff can fill over an hour with hits that the majority know but the others will struggle. Think of Queen two years ago, great live musicians, amazing visual spectacle, everyone know nearly all their hits. So it's a fairly standard iow festival line up this year, not a special 50th anniversary one. I'm glad I managed to get the early bird £135 tickets.
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    Apart from watching Queen, the last few years I've spent very little time watching any of the "headliners". The best thing about this festival is all the other random stages and events - 80's tent, cirque de la quirk, stumbling across good acts, great atmosphere . I bought tickets for all this and will have a great time regardless of the headliners, if they turn out to be great headliners - it's a Bonus
  14. Isle of Wight 2018 Festival

    Fair enough, you've clearly more CV experience than me. The toilets in the camping areas have been fine last two years (unless you stupidly go to those near the burger vans) but i do get your point about lugging stuff to campsite, it's a pain although you do only do the journey twice, and on the way home it's obviously lighter luggage (no alcohol). Comfy bed sounds good though and my misses would go in a CV if we had one. For me I spend most of my holidays in hotels so camping it Bear Grylls style is part of the appeal and I take f@k all in my tent worth nicking. I personally think the ferry is the biggest rip off for larger vehicles, if it wasn't for the festival no bugger would be going to iow in June as it's outside of school holidays.
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    All this talk about the cv prices. Just don't go in a cv then. The cv parking area is bloody miles from the atmosphere - come on, get your tents out and slum it a bit like the rest of us. oh and BTW there are hot showers, OK they're a quid but they're as good as any cv shower and it's a good atmosphere in the short queue.