This weekend sees the beginning of the music festival season across the UK. All eyes are going to be on the Isle of Wight over the next few days. Music fans from everywhere will arrive on the small island and take part in one of the most famous music festivals.
The festival is held at Seaclose Park, Newport. You will be able to find camp sites that will look after your every need. On site camping includes Boutique Camping and Luxury Backstage Camping. There are loads of options on offer. You could go to a local hotel, local cottages, apartments and stay in VW Camper vans.
The very first Isle of Wight Festival took place in 1968 and ran until 1970. It was to celebrate counter culture in the late 60s. Some of the biggest acts of the time performed at Isle of Wight. The legendary acts that appeared included the Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, Free, Joni Mitchell, to name but a few.
In 1971, the government passed an act banning the gathering of large crowds overnight, which caused the festival to come to an end. Then in 2002, the festival was revived again on the Isle of Wight and has continued ever since. The Isle of Wight festival celebrated its 50th anniversary last year.
Over the next four days, some of the UK’s top music acts will take to the stage and thrill 90,000 music fans who will be there.
Thursday - Wet Wet Wet, the soft rock band who scored a number of hits in the 80s is back on stage! The all-time favourite “Love Is All Round” will surely be on the set list.
Friday - Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds. The former Oasis lead guitarist will be taking to the stage with his own band the “High Flying Birds”.
Saturday - George Ezra will be taking centre stage as the festival’s main attraction. Will he sing some titles from some of his best-selling albums? We’re all eager to find out!
Sunday - Biffy Clyro, this seasoned Scottish rock band will be closing the show!
Along with these headliners, you’ll be able to catch other acts over the weekend on the Main Stage. This includes James, Fat Boy Slim, Lily Allen, Richard Ascroft and others.
Go to the Big Top stage and see more indie and dance acts such as Haçienda Classical, Garbage and Keane over the weekend.
Don't forget, it gives good weather all weekend long! It's going to be a wild weekend for all there.