Amy Moore attended her first festival from June 11-14, 2015 at Newport, Isle of Wight. Here is photo gallery of her experience
Celebrating its 15th year in 2016, the Isle of Wight Festival has consistently remained the first major festival in the UK calendar.
Situated on the South Coast, the Isle of Wight Festival’s history spans approximately 45 years; beginning as a series of festivals between 1968 and 1970. During this time, the Isle of Wight Festival was widely acknowledged as Europe’s equivalent to Woodstock.
Founder John Giddings – an established music promoter – still curates the Isle of Wight Festival, which aims to attract music lovers of all ages and interests with teen tickets and family-friendly areas available, in addition to alternative accommodation for non-campers and exclusive VIP services.
Camping contributes to the overall festival experience, whereby visitors can reserve a space or select a space upon arrival. Pictured is our robust six-man tent, which endured a turbulent thunderstorm on the first night. We arrived relatively late on Thursday and hadn’t reserved a space. Thus, we ended up pitching furthest away from the Main Stage. Early-Bird bookings are already being taken for the majority of camping options in 2016, including Boutique Camping and Luxury Glamping, amongst others.
There was plenty to keep families of all sizes and ages entertained at the Isle of Wight Festival 2015, with registration already open for family camping in 2016. Bubble machines added to the overall ambience. At the exclusive Kids Zone, children could get creative and craft from recycled materials, in addition to enrolling in daylong workshops. Centrally located in Penny Lane, the Kids Zone Stage also hosted a diverse range of performances tailored to a younger audience.
The Isle of Wight Festival 2015 featured a mix of old and new acts. Big screens provided a clearer view of the action on stage. Pictured is Kool & The Gang.
We enjoyed harbourside views before boarding the return Wightlink car ferry at Yarmouth travelling to Lymington. The Isle of Wight is a popular tourist destination – easily accessible and therefore seeing an abundance of coach tours in the summer months. It is estimated to take around 45 minutes to tour the entire length of the island by car. Larger vehicles should be aware that roads are narrow. When touring coastal areas, look out for the mainland, which can often be viewed in the far distance. Car parking at the Isle of Wight Festival will need to be organised in advance.
- Tent and Sleeping Bag
- Camping Chairs
- Disposable Camera(s)
- Paracetamol and/or Ibuprofen
- Bottled Water
- Wellington Boots
- Hand Sanitizer
- Toilet Roll(s)
- Baby Wipes
- Dry Shampoo
- Warm Clothes
- Sun Cream
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June 9-12, 2016
For more information visit www.isleofwightfestival.com
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For more information visit www.snoozeboxhotel.co.uk