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The Isle of Wight Festival 2018 launches nationwide search for stories from the first festival on the island in 1968.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary, the Isle of Wight Festival 2018 are asking anyone who attended the iconic 1968 event to come forward and share their experiences. Whether pulling pints for T-Rex or meeting the love of their life whilst watching Jefferson Airplane – all stories can be submitted via  Any festival goers whose stories are used as part of the celebrations will receive rewards relating to this year’s festival.

The Isle of Wight Festival 1968 took place from August 31st to September 1st 1968 at Ford Farm and featured performances from Jefferson Airplane, Arthur Brown, Tyrannosaurus Rex, Fairport Convention and The Pretty Things. Over the next couple of years the festival went to on to become world renowned for iconic performances from artists such as The Doors, The Who and Jimi Hendrix.

The festival was successfully relaunched in 2002 to become one of the most exciting weekends of the summer, continuing to build on its proud heritage with show-stopping headliners such as Foo Fighters, The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Jay-Z, Coldplay and Fleetwood Mac.

This year’s festival takes place on 21st – 24th June at Seaclose Park, Newport and will feature headliners Depeche Mode, The Killers, Kasabian and Liam Gallagher. The Script, James Bay, Blossoms and Van Morrison are also set to take the stage across the weekend!

Isle of Wight Festival 2018 line up so far:



The Script


Depeche Mode

Liam Gallagher

James Bay



The Killers

Van Morrison

Further Info:

Ticket prices:

  • Weekend with / without Camping – £209

  • Student – £175

  • Teen (13-17) – £150

  • Child Under 12: Free

Day tickets

  • Friday – £65

  • Saturday / Sunday – £75

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!

Disabled Access – must be purchased via the Ticketmaster Special Access Number 0800 998 440

Fans can keep up to date with the festival by using the hashtag #IOW50 on Twitter and Instagram.


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.

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