Even among a packed line-up of UK summer festivals, the Isle of Wight Festival is a standout favourite, and the event is naturally returning for 2018. We’re here to provide you with all the specifics you need, from confirmed acts to ticket prices.
You’ll get grabbing your wellies from the back of the cupboard and finding your old tent for Thursday June 21 to Sunday June 24, 2018. Before then, you’ll have to grab a ticket, and that’s something you can take care of right now.
- £65 for a Friday Day Ticket
- £75 for a Saturday or Sunday Day Ticket
- £209 for a Weekend Ticket
- £175 for a Student Weekend Ticket
- £145 for a Teen Weekend Ticket
If you’re an islander, you’ll only pay £145. If you happen to be under the age of 12, you’ll enter the Isle of Wight Festival for free. You can pick up your ticket through Ticketmaster, The Price is Wight, Red Funnel, Festicket, and Big Green Coach.
So, who is actually playing at the Isle of Wight Festival for 2018? Well, only a few acts have been revealed so far, but they already justify the price of a weekend pass. Confirmed acts include:
- Depeche Mode
- Liam Gallagher
- The Killers
- James Bay
- The Script
- Van Morrison
Of course, music isn’t the be-all-end-all when it comes to the Isle of Wight Festival. There’s sure to be a bunch of further entertainment options, and we’ve heard that even camping will be nicer this year. Festival organisers are working with boutique camping partners to provide everything from canvas huts to luxury glamping with room service and VIP access.
You can reach the Isle of Wight Festival easily enough by booking a Wightlink ferry from Portsmouth or Lymington, or a Red Funnel ferry from Southampton. Timetables aren’t yet out, but we suggest keeping a weather eye if you want to book a cheap early ticket. For reference, the Isle of Wight Guru has told us that the cost of a return pocket for a passenger on foot will come in at around £15 to £25, while a return ticket for up to seven in a car will cost around £80 to £150. Not enough to break the bank, but you’ll still want to slip those costs into your budget.