DIG out your wellies, your dancing shoes and your festival hat, the season of festi fun is about to get under way with the annual shindig on the Isle of Wight, which runs from tomorrow until Sunday.

The Daily Echo has been decamping to Seaclose Park ever since John Giddings revived Isle of Wight Festival back in 2002.

We've witnessed Pink zorb over the crowd, Amy Winehouse duet with Mick Jagger and David Bowie perform his last ever gig on British soil.

In 2019, we will be there for all the fun, including sets from headliners Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, George Ezra and Biffy Clyro.

Here's our guide to all the fun in store for revellers this year...


All you need to do is get yourself to one of the four mainland ferry ports at Southampton, Lymington, Southsea and Portsmouth.

After a short crossing, you will arrive on the Island and you'll be at the Isle of Wight Festival in no time at all.

The ferry ports are served by good rail and road links.

Red Funnel run the half hourly high speed Red Jet from Town Quay, Southampton and the hourly vehicle ferry next door, while the Lymington to Yarmouth route is served by Wightlink.

Southern Vectis run regular shuttle buses to and from the ports direct into the festival bus station.

Ferry port shuttle buses will operate from around 8am through until 4am Thursday to Monday. The last buses will be at midday on Monday.

There are also regular service buses that will bring you to Newport where you can walk up to the Festival or catch a shuttle to the Festival campsites.


Exact timings will be available on the day, but in reverse order here are the acts who will appear on each day of the festival...

Main Stage


Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - 10.40pm to 12 midnight

Courteeners - 9.10pm to 10.10pm

Lily Allen - 7.45pm to 8.40pm

James - 6.25pm to 7.20pm

Gerry Cinnamon - 5.30pm to 6.05pm

DMA'S - 4.40pm to 5.15pm

Wild Front - 4pm to 4.25pm


Fatboy Slim - 10.30pm to 12 midnight

George Ezra - 8.20pm to 9.45pm

Bastille - 6.50pm to 7.40pm

Anne-Marie - 5.30pm to 6.20pm

Rick Astley - 4.20pm to 5pm

Sundara Karma - 3.10pm to 3.50pm

KT Tunstall - 2pm to 2.40pm

Andrew Roachford - 12.50pm to 1.30pm

Electric Enemy - 12 midday to 12.30pm


Biffy Clyro - 9.20pm to 10.50pm

Richard Ashcroft - 7.50pm to 8.50pm

Jess Glynne - 6.30pm to 7.20pm

Madness - 5.10pm to 6pm

Sigrid - 3.50pm to 4.40pm

Tom Walker - 2.40pm to 3.25pm

Bjorn Again - 1.35pm to 2.15pm

Ferris & Sylvester - 12.40pm to 1.10pm

Sub Pacific - 12 midday to 12.20pm

Big Top

Thursday (campers only show)

Wet Wet Wet - 9.45pm to 11pm

Heather Small - 8.35pm to 9.10pm

James Walsh - 7.15pm to 8.05pm

Simply Dylan - 6.30pm to 7.15pm


Hacienda Classical - 11.30pm to 1am

Jax Jones - 9.45pm to 10.45pm

Sigala - 8.15pm to 9.15pm

Freya Riddings - 7pm to 7.45pm

Dean Lewis - 5.50pm to 6.30pm

Sea Girls - 5pm to 5.30pm

Bang Bang Romeo - 4.15pm to 4.45pm


Garbage - 11.45pm to 1am

Cage The Elephant - 9.30pm to 10.30pm

Miles Kane - 7.45pm to 8.35pm

Sam Fender - 6.25pm to 7.15pm

Picture This - 5pm to 5.40pm

Palaye Royale - 3.45pm to 4.25pm

Billy Lockett - 2.35pm to 3.15pm

The Snuts - 1.30pm to 2pm

STITCH - 12.30pm to 12.55pm


Keane - 11pm to 12 midnight

Dermot Kennedy - 8.50pm to 9.40pm

The Coral - 7.30pm to 8.20pm

IDLES - 6pm to 6.50pm

Mystery Jets - 4.40pm to 5.25pm

Ward Thomas - 3.30pm to 4.10pm

Feet - 2.15pm to 2.50pm

Fatherson - 1.10pm to 1.45pm

Lauran Hibberd - 12.15pm to 12.45pm


Bands from the South Coast will join some of the biggest names in music at The Isle of Wight Festival this weekend.

Southampton’s Wild Front, made up of lead singer Jack Williams, lead guitarist Joe Connell, drummer Josh Betteridge and bassist Mike Flowers, will open the main stage for the second year running on Friday before sets by DMA’S, James, Courteeners and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.

Friday will also see The Vitrines from Whiteley make their Island debut when they join other rising stars like Red Rum Club, Saint Agnes, The Velvet Hands, Only The Poets and more than 50 other acts, including Southampton’s The Dead Freights, on the This Feeling new music stage.

Meanwhile, after their success in past years, Southampton’s The Novatones are tipped to draw another huge crowd on the Hard Rock stage just before Richard Ashcroft and Biffy Clyro close the festival on Sunday.

Rising country stars Ward Thomas, Hampshire twin sisters Catherine and Lizzy Ward Thomas, will play The Big Top on Sunday afternoon.

The Vitrines follow in the footsteps of established bands like The Sherlocks, Blossoms, The Amazons, Trampolene and Catfish and The Bottlemen who all played gigs with This Feeling in their early days.

Formed in 2016 and still only 18 years old, guitarist and vocalist Alex Donovan and drummer Morgan Haynes say they aim to “make as much noise as possible”, blending their array of heavy drumming, pop melodies and catchy riffs.

The pair draw on influences from acts such as Slaves, Arctic Monkeys and Royal Blood. Their new single called Where I Stand is released on June 28. They last teamed up with This Feeling at The Joiners in February.


• VIP Festival experience exclusive glamping options are on sale in the Harvest Moon Boutique Village:

• Pink Moon Camping – choose from a colourful collection of accommodation and enjoy your weekend with a unique camping experience.

• Eve’s Tipis – try something different and stay in a tipi, plus enjoy cocktails or champagne from the bar or some hot breakfast options to start your day right.

• Podpads – bunk down in the colourful Podpads with solid wood or canvas options.

• Kushti Cabins – unique fully furnished, luxury boutique camping accommodation for two with fully serviced, exclusive facilities including luxury loos, showers and pamper parlour.

• Camp Kerala Mademoiselle provide Luxury Glamping backstage with room service and VIP transport.

• Love Your Tent – enjoy an ethical camping experience plus hot showers, flushing loos, secret stage and a pamper parlour!

Or turn up with your tent and pitch it!


Yes! Adult weekend tickets are on sale now for £175, including camping. Various concessions are available and under 12s are free.

Day tickets are £60 for Friday or £70 for Saturday or Sunday.