About the festival
Isle of Wight Festival returns in 2021 after a year off as it once again welcomes over 90,000 music fans to Seaclose Park for a weekend of rock, pop and dance music.
Now one of the UK's oldest and most historic music festivals, the Isle of Wight Festival has seen headline sets from legends such as Fleetwood Mac, David Bowie, The Rolling Stones and The Who down the years.
But one of the festival's most fabled years has to be 1970, when an estimated 700,000 people turned up to see Jimi Hendrix perform live. This huge gathering led to the UK Parliament to pass a law banning the festival, which had only been going since 1968.
It finally made its triumphant return in 2002, and has gone from strength to strength since then. Nowadays the Isle of Wight Festival still hosts its top-tier lineup while also being great for families, with the lineup including a diverse programme of theatre, film, comedy, activities and games.
And beyond the festival's gates, those wishing to turn the trip into a longer holiday will find an island offering all kinds of extra activities, including walking, cycling, horse riding, kayaking, sailing and much, much more.