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Isle of Wight Festival

Isle of Wight Festival - 9-12 June 2016

Official Isle of Wight Festival Tickets and ferry travel offers are now on sale!

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Ferry travel
Red Funnel's foot passenger ferry tickets have been frozen for the IoW Festival 2016 and vehicle ferry tickets are still available, but going fast!

Isle of Wight Festival tickets and car parking

Isle of Wight Festival ferry travel and transfers

Isle of Wight Festival 2016 - Feeder, Reef and Cast

IoW Festival 2016 - Punk Rock announcements

Stereophonics and Faithless at Isle of Wight Festival 2016

Queen and Adam Lambert at Isle of Wight Festival 2016

How to get to the Isle of Wight Festival

Travelling to the Isle of Wight Festival

Our home port of Southampton is the gateway to the Isle of Wight Festival with the official campsite and dedicated Red Funnel festival car park just a few minutes' drive from our East Cowes ferry terminal.

You are guaranteed a warm welcome when you travel with us and thanks to live entertainment, your festival starts the moment you arrive at the port. Our fares are not based on the number travelling in your car so why not pack the kitchen sink and split the costs with friends.

If you prefer to travel on foot, you can choose between our Hi-Speed Red Jet service to West Cowes (takes 25 mins at 37 knots with up to 3 departures an hour) or you can soak in the sea air and cruise to East Cowes onboard the largest ferries on the Solent (takes 55-60 mins with 1 sailing per hour).

Festival shuttle bus transfers operate from East and West Cowes to the festival campsite and unique to East Cowes, a River Shuttle service will wisk you along the river Medina to a special landing by the festival campsite - definitely the coolest way to arrive!

Latest News

- Punk rock legends Iggy Pop & Adam Ant announced, along with Buzzcocks, the Damned, the Godfathers and the Sex Pissed Dolls

- Stereophonics and Faithless announced as Friday night co-headliners

- Queen and Adam Lambert announced as Sunday headliners!

- Free Christmas Gift Wrap if purchasing festival tickets for friends or family

- Free Payment plan for festival tickets purchased before 31 Dec 2016

- Discounted ferry travel available for £82.50, while still available

IoW Festival Ratings

Best festival EVER! Thanks for having us Isle of Wight.
We booked to get the ferry and then a water taxi to the... more
Fantastic well orgainised event
i have marked good as i thought apart from Fleetwood Mac... more

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Isle of Wight Festival

Event rating: 95 100 22

IoW Festival Facts

Location: Seaclose Park, Newport Isle of Wight
Main arena:
opens Friday 10 June 2016
opens noon Thu 9 until noon Mon 13 June 2016
available on site (cheaper if purchased in advance)
Campervan permits: see
Tickets: weekend camping adult (18+), teen (13-17) & child (free for 12 & under) tickets available. There will be no non-camping or day tickets in 2016.
Disabled tickets: please call 0800 988 4440 FREE
Packages: Red Funnel offer tickets with or without foot passenger ferry tickets or ferry bookings for vehicles.   

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RedFunnel Address

Contact Centre: For travel, accommodation and enquiries call +44 (0)23 8001 9192

Switchboard: Tel +44 (0)23 8024 8500. Fax +44 (0)23 8024 8501.

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Isle of Wight Port Addresses: Red Funnel Isle of Wight Ferries, Trinity Road, East Cowes, Isle of Wight PO32 6RA | Red Funnel Red Jet Ferries (West Cowes), Fountain Yard, West Cowes, Isle of Wight PO31 7AR.

Southampton Port Addresses: Red Funnel Isle of Wight Ferries (Terminal 1), Terminal 1, Dock Gate 7 off Town Quay Road, Southampton, SO14 2AR | Red Funnel Red Jet Ferries (Terminal 2), Terminal 2, Town Quay, Southampton SO14 2AQ.

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Southampton <> West Cowes, Isle of Wight

Service is operating normally

It is extremely likely that our Hi Speed service will be disrupted from Saturday 6th February to Monday 8th February due to forecasted winds of 40+ to 50+ knots at Calshot. Our Commanders will be making continuous assessments during this period and updates will be posted on here and our Twitter page @RF_Travel_News.

We advise all supporters travelling to the Southampton FC vs. West Ham United home fixture on Saturday to travel via our vehicle ferry to avoid disappointment. The last vehicle ferry to leave from East Cowes to ensure arrival for kick off is the 15:00 ECSO.


Southampton <> East Cowes, Isle of Wight

Service is operating normally

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