The Biggest Festivals on the Isle of Wight

Festival season is among us, and with that comes wild attire, fried food and tunes to sing along to. From big-ticket music events to the food, walking and sailing, Isle of Wight’s festival line up for 2017 will not disappoint. Here are three huge events you do not want to miss this summer:

  1. Isle of Wight Festival
    • Catch the biggest names in rock and pop on the banks of the river Medina. This year’s headliners include David Guetta and Run DMC on the Friday night, with Arcade Fire topping the bill on Saturday and Rod Stewart rounding things off on Sunday. The festival boasts a huge age range, from babes in arms to grizzled old rockers – everyone is catered for. While it still leans heavily on the main stage and Big Top acts, there is plenty more fun to be had in other areas, such as the Kashmir Café, which showcases Isle of Wight’s bands and Island-brewed ales, and the Cirque de la Quirk, which injects a welcome streak of anarchy to the weekend.
  2. Rhythm Tree
    • Go on a voyage of musical discovery with this huge range of genres performing on several stages at this family-friendly festival set in an idyllic location. Returning to Calbourne for the 8th year in a row, the festival is known for its rich mix of entertainment from around the UK and beyond. Surrounded by beautiful farmland and lush trees, the event is one that is safe, friendly and family oriented.
  3. Electric Woods Festival of Light
    • A month-long magical light extravaganza staged after nightfall in the woodland, the Festival of Light celebrates 70 years of India’s Independence this autumn. Inspired by Diwali, the show will provide audiences with creatively themed ambiance, showcasing the wild, modern and decorative aspects of India’s culture. For its 70th year the festival will take on a fresh approach, immersing spectators with experiences individualized for each woodland area.