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Isle of Wight Festival 2023

The event starts at

15 June 2023

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The event ends at

18 June 2023

Event's location
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom

After a one-year hiatus, the Isle of Wight Festival returns in 2021 and once again welcomes over 90,000 fans of rock, pop and electronic music to the island.

The cult festival is now one of the oldest and most historic in the United Kingdom. Over the course of its long history, the stages have graced such illustrious names as Fleetwood Mac, David Bowie, The Rolling Stones and The Who.

The festival celebrated its most legendary year in 1970, when 700,000 fans made their way to see Jimi Hendrix. As a result, the festival, which had run since 1968, was banned by the British Parliament.

In 2002 the festival finally returned and has not been stopped since then. Even today, the Isle of Wight Festival is making a name for itself with its line-up and with a varied supporting program of theatre, film, comedy, activities and games, the festival is also ideal for the whole family.

If desired, revellers can extend their festival experience to a vacation on the island, which is great for hiking, biking, horseback riding, kayaking and sailing, among other things.

Here are the steps to plan your trip

1. Go to the official website and double check the event availability, prices and regulations.

2. Check below the accommodations in hotels in Isle of Wight available during the the event. ⤵︎

How to find best prices for hotels

2.1. Pick a hotel room by location and by price.

2.2. The search is done for 1 guest and the entire duration of the event. Click on the 'Filter', 'Guests', and 'Dates' buttons to adjust the search.

🏨 In the 'Filters' section, you can tell if you are looking for hotels or vacation homes. Here, you can filter the results by stars, review ratings, and budget.

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 In this section, you can specify the number of guests (adults and children) and the number of rooms you want to book.

📆 Finally, you can change the date of your stay.

2.3. Save more money! Some hotel rooms are provided by multiple hotel booking websites. You will see them on the top of the hotel room details when you hover the mouse over the room.Be it Booking.com, Expedia, Trivago, Opodo, or other providers, select the best price provider for the room during the chosen period.

2.4. If hotel rooms are not available around the event location, you can zoom out or search by a nearby city/town name. If you have a specific hotel in mind, you can even search the particular hotel name.

2.5. Bonus tip: Switch to Experiences search. Perhaps you will find great tours and activities!

2.6. Pro tip: The map of the experiences may help you find the most vibrant areas in the city and the best locations where you can look for accommodations for your stay.

3. Check the flight, bus, and train travel options to the event location

4. If everything is fine you can buy all the tickets

The Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight is a ceremonial county and the largest and second-most populous island in England. It is in the English Channel, between two and five miles off the coast of Hampshire, from which it is separated by the Solent. The island has resorts that have been holiday destinations since Victorian times, and is known for its mild climate, coastal scenery, and verdant landscape of fields, downland and chines. The island is part of the historic county of Hampshire. It is designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

The island has been home to the poets Algernon Charles Swinburne and Alfred, Lord Tennyson and to Queen Victoria, who built her much-loved summer residence and final home Osborne House at East Cowes. It has a maritime and industrial tradition including boat-building, sail-making, the manufacture of flying boats, hovercraft, and Britain's space rockets.

The isle was owned by a Norman family until 1293 and was earlier a kingdom in its own right, Wihtwara. In common with the Crown dependencies, the British Crown was then represented on the island by the Governor of the Isle of Wight until 1995.

The Isle of Wight is one of the few places in England where the red squirrel is still flourishing; no grey squirrels are to be found. There are occasional sightings of wild deer, and there is a colony of wild goats on Ventnor's downs. Protected species such as the dormouse and rare bats can be found. The Glanville fritillary butterfly's distribution in the United Kingdom is largely restricted to the edges of the island's crumbling cliffs.

The quickest public transport link to the mainland is the hovercraft from Ryde to Southsea; three vehicle ferry and two catamaran services cross the Solent to Southampton, Lymington and Portsmouth.

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