Everything you need to know about Isle of Wight Festival 2018

This year’s Isle of Wight Festival is fast approaching! It’ll be taking place from the 21st to the 24th of June at Seaclose Park, Newport. This year also marks the festival’s 50th anniversary, so things look to be going all-out this year, even with a ‘gold’ theme on the Saturday night where attendees are invited to adorn themselves in gold garments.

Headliners this year are among some of the latest and greatest acts of the music sphere. Depeche Mode, The Killers, Kasabian, Liam Gallagher, The Script and James Bay are just some of the festival highlights, ensuring every music lover will have a fantastic time.

Also performing will be pop sensation Camila Cabello, whose international smash hit “Havana” logged five weeks at UK #1, becoming the longest-running female number one single since Adele’s “Someone Like You”. Hopefully the island will be blessed with good weather so we can dance along to the exotic vibes.

Nile Rodgers and CHIC will wow crowds with renditions of iconic party anthems such as ‘Le Freak’, ‘Good Times’ and ‘Everybody Dance’; and platinum-selling Kodaline will be sure to get the crowd moving. Other highlights include Manic Street Preachers, Chase and Status, Rita Ora, Jessie J and Soul II Soul.

The festival is sure to bring together music lovers of all genres; whilst Kasabian bring the rock, Catherine McGrath brings the country influences. No matter what your age or preferred music is, you’ll be sure to find it all at the Isle of Wight.

Many acts cannot wait for the festival, with Walking On Cars stating  “This will be our first time playing Isle of Wight Festival and we can’t wait! So many iconic bands and artists have played it over the years, it’s really exciting to be a part of it this year.” Whilst Sam Duckworth said  “IOW is a legendary festival, one steeped in historic performances and its line ups have acted as a who’s who of the greats. It’s because of this history that it’s always been on my wish list of festivals to play. It’s a great honour and privilege to be making my IOW debut this year.”

Camping Options

  • Eve’s Tipis – Try something different and stay in a tipi, plus enjoy cocktails or champagne from the bar or some hot breakfast options to start your day right

  • Podpads – Bunk down in the colourful Podpads with solid wood or canvas options

  • Kushti Cabins – Unique fully furnished, luxury boutique camping accommodation for two with fully serviced, exclusive facilities including luxury loos, showers and pamper parlour

  • Pink Moon Camping – Choose from a colourful collection of accommodation and enjoy your weekend with a unique camping experience

  • Camp Kerala Mademoiselle provide Luxury Glamping backstage with room service and VIP transport

  • Love Your Tent – enjoy an ethical camping experience plus hot showers and a Poodle Parlour!

Ticket Prices

Weekend with / without camping- £209

Student- £175

Teen (13-17)- £150

Child under 12- Free

Day tickets

Friday- £65

Saturday / Sunday- £75

Travel Information

There are a variety of travel options including ferry, speed boats, river crossing, Big Green Coach Company and National Rail can be viewed on the festival’s website here.

Make sure to keep up to date with the festival by using the hashtag #IOW50 on Twitter and Instagram, and stay tuned to CelebMix for exclusive news from the festival.

Written by Enya Savage

20 year old literature student, lover of books and theatre!
Contact: @enya_savage on Instagram and Twitter