Amy Moore attended her first festival from June 11-14, 2015 at Newport, Isle of Wight. Here is photo gallery of her experience

Blur was one of my favourite acts headlining on Saturday night, playing their greatest hits and some new material. Pictured is lead singer Damon Albarn serenading the crowd. There was also a surprise special appearance from Phil Daniels singing Park Life.

Blur was one of my favourite acts headlining on Saturday night, playing their greatest hits and some new material. Pictured is lead singer Damon Albarn serenading the crowd. There was also a surprise special appearance from Phil Daniels singing Park Life.

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.

GTW’s Amy Moore pictured at the Isle of Wight Festival 2015. The entire event stretched three whole fields stocked with amusements, merchandise and food stalls. The Garlic Farm served up authentic Isle of Wight products. The Isle of Wight Festival sign was located in Penny Lane, adjacent to the Hard Rock Stage, where emerging acts would perform. Additional attractions include Electro Love 80s, The Intoxicated Tea Rooms, the Big Top (separate to the Main Stage), Kashmir Café, Bohemian Woods and Cabaret Noir.

GTW’s Amy Moore pictured at the Isle of Wight Festival 2015. The entire event stretched three whole fields stocked with amusements, merchandise and food stalls. The Garlic Farm served up authentic Isle of Wight products. The Isle of Wight Festival sign was located in Penny Lane, adjacent to the Hard Rock Stage, where emerging acts would perform. Additional attractions include Electro Love 80s, The Intoxicated Tea Rooms, the Big Top (separate to the Main Stage), Kashmir Café, Bohemian Woods and Cabaret Noir.

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.

 

The Main Stage at the Isle of Wight Festival provided a hub for entertainment, with a timed schedule of events. Pictured on a scorching summer day, highlights include The Prodigy, Kool & The Gang, Pharrell Williams, Blur, Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson, Paolo Nutini and Fleetwood Mac. Over at the Big Top, highlights include Billy Idol, Sharon Corr and Foxes.

The Main Stage at the Isle of Wight Festival provided a hub for entertainment, with a timed schedule of events. Pictured on a scorching summer day, highlights include The Prodigy, Kool & The Gang, Pharrell Williams, Blur, Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson, Paolo Nutini and Fleetwood Mac. Over at the Big Top, highlights include Billy Idol, Sharon Corr and Foxes.

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.

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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.

Fleetwood Mac were undoubtedly the most anticipated headline act, concluding the Isle of Wight Festival on Sunday night. It reportedly took the Isle of Wight Festival seven years to book the band, who performed their greatest hits while the sky transformed from a milky light to cloudy dark.

Fleetwood Mac were undoubtedly the most anticipated headline act, concluding the Isle of Wight Festival on Sunday night. It reportedly took the Isle of Wight Festival seven years to book the band, who performed their greatest hits while the sky transformed from a milky light to cloudy dark.

FESTIVAL ESSENTIALS:

  • Wristbands/Tickets
  • 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
  • Torch/Lantern

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June 9-12, 2016
For more information visit www.isleofwightfestival.com

SNOOZEBOX

Snoozebox is a neat and innovative portable hotel service providing premium accommodation options at festivals within the UK and Europe. Each Snoozebox comes with an en-suite wet room, comfortable beds and air conditioning, flat-screen TV and free WiFi. Exclusive packages for 2015 included tickets and accommodation.

For more information visit www.snoozeboxhotel.co.uk