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Isle of Wight Festival

Isle of Wight Festival - 8-11 June 2017

The legend that is the Isle of Wight Festival rocks Seaclose Park, Newport on the beautiful Isle of Wight from 8-11 June 2017 - we hope to see you there!? 


Isle of Wight Festival day and weekend tickets are no longer on sale via Red Funnel, but can still be purchased on the gate.

Foot passenger tickets to East Cowes
To pre-book as a foot passenger on our vehicle ferry service to East Cowes click here and choose the 'Foot' option.

Foot passenger tickets to West Cowes
Tickets for our Hi-Speed Red Jet service to West Cowes are available to purchase on the day of travel from our ticket office in Southampton Terminal 2.

(Flexi foot passenger tickets are no longer available).

Vehicle ferry tickets
To book vehicle travel to East Cowes over Festival weekend click here.

Shuttle bus or water taxi tickets
These are no longer available to book online, however you can purchase them from our ticket offices from Thursday (8 June) onwards.

IoW Festival Line Up


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!

IoW Festival Facts

Location: Seaclose Park, Newport Isle of Wight
Main arena:
opens Friday 9 June 2017
opens noon Thu 8 until noon Mon 12 June 2017
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. 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.   

IoW Festival Ratings

First festival pint of the weekend - always a good purchase!
All tickets arrived in good time. A festival map layout... more
Great festival. Slightly less interested in major stage... more
Amazing!! Great weekend. Thanks a lot
Isle of Wight Festival is a good age and genre mixed... more

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RedFunnel Address

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

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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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