British Red Cross to launch Festival Heroes campaign at Isle of Wight Festival

with bands playing in the Sound Sanctuary tent

published: Tue 10th Jun 2014

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Thursday 12th to Sunday 15th June 2014
Seaclose Park, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 2DN, England MAP
daily capacity: 90000
last updated: Mon 2nd Jun 2014

The Incredible Hug, the Caped Crusader, Hydro Cop, Lady Aidy and Miss Communication, will be roving the Isle of Wight Festival this weekend from Friday 13th until Sunday 15th June 2014 to highlight the life-saving work of the Red Cross both here in the UK and abroad.

“Not every super hero needs a cape”, says British Red Cross as they launch their Festival Heroes campaign with a squad of super heroes who will also return to the Isle of Wight at Bestival in September.

The Incredible Hug, with his out-stretched arms, will demonstrate the emotional support the Red Cross provides in times of crisis while the Caped Crusader's cape represents the shelter they provide after an earthquake or Tsunami. Complete with water tank, Hydro Cop will be highlighting the importance of providing adequate sanitation in a disaster-struck country while Lady Aidy, with her frisbees, will demonstrate the Red Cross’ quick response to crisis. And Miss Communication, with her interactive telephone shoulder-pads, will be promoting the Red Cross family tracing service which reunites families separated by conflict.

Festival goers are encouraged to come and interact with the team of super-heroes and enjoy acoustic sets in the British Red Cross Sound Sanctuary tent with a line-up including Aimee, Amberland, Edith Violet, Frankie Forman, George Cosby, Jakarta Club, JJ Rosa, Lazytalk, Loic, Lucy Kitt, Nathan Ball, Osca, Prash Gor, and The Intermission Project

Free cups of tea will be available for festival goers recovering from the night before and limited edition festival survival kits – including emergency loo rolls and earplugs – will also be on offer.

Biffy Clyro will headline the festival on the Friday night, the Red Hot Chili Peppers headline Saturday, and Kings Of Leon close the weekend on Sunday.

Also confirmed are Travis, Clean Bandit, The Specials, John Newman, Deap Vally, Nina Nesbitt, The Horrors, Gorgon City, The Strypes, The Polyphonic Spree, From The Jam, Neon Jungle, Swim Deep, Chloe Howl, The Selecter, Duke Dumont, Peace, July Talk, The Move, Dappy, Lawson, The Vamps, Calvin Harris, Rudimental, Passenger, The 1975, The Waterboys, and more.

For the latest line-up details, day and stage splits, as available please click here.

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Tickets are priced as follows:
Weekend Tickets: £190
Day Tickets for Friday, and Sunday: £75
Campervan: £100
Weekend Car Parking In Advance: £15
Per Day Parking: £10
Children 12 and under: free

For those travelling to the island, there are various ferry options available, see Red Funnel or Wight Link for details.

Thursday 12th to Sunday 15th June 2014
Seaclose Park, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 2DN, England MAP
daily capacity: 90000
last updated: Mon 2nd Jun 2014

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