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Kashmir Café

Now in its ninth year, Kashmir Café is a firm favourite at the Isle of Wight Festival. Kashmir Café is run by Island volunteers and all profits go to Quay Arts, the Island’s charitable Arts Centre. They pride themselves on featuring performances from the very best musicians from the island, as well as the highest quality acts from across the UK and beyond.

Kashmir Café brings you the best the Island has to offer, including Island-brewed real ale, gravity-poured from the barrel, Island-roasted fresh coffee and specialist Cherry Beer. They also have delicious homemade vegetarian food available from their Island-based vintage double-decker bus Tansy’s Pantry.

Situated in the heart of the festival site regulars to the Isle of Wight Festival will tell you that Kashmir Café is the perfect drop-in place to discover some of the best music you can find, while you refresh yourself with some of the best food and drinks, and relax in the beer garden.

Platform One Stage

It is amazing that there is a major festival that really cares about young musicians and this is exactly what the Platform One Stage is all about.

This stage is programmed and run by Platform One College of Music which is based on the Island and offers the opportunity for young emerging bands, artists and DJs to perform an eclectic and diverse mix of new and original music. There will certainly be something for everyone.


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Kid Zone

Kids Zone 2016 is going to be jam-packed with fun and entertainment for all ages, so go and party and show the kids a good time!

On the Kids Zone Stage there will be spectacular shows from Noisy Oyster Theatre with their show “The DaSilva Marionette Circus Troupe”, physical theatre from stunt clown and mime-artist Wolly, magician Huxley with his jam-packed Family Show, The Sparkle Fairies Hula Disco, Wonky Races with “Be a DJ” sessions and Space Hopper games.  The kids themselves can enter the popular talent show.

In the Craft Tent, kids can get busy making anything from recycled plastic purses, ribbon twirlers, badges, lavender bags, flags and flower headbands. There will be Daemon and Doppelganger with clay modeling, Festival Sticker Art with sticker creations, The New Carnival Company with costume making, and Forest Schools using natural materials – all running day long workshops so that children get a chance to make things from a wide variety of different materials, and take their creations home.

For more active entertainment, Ryde Extreme Performers will be running Circus workshops in juggling, poi, diabolo, plate-spinning, devil sticks and even stilt-walking!

Kids can get into the festival spirit with an outfit from the fabulous Kids Dressing Up Tent, or head off to the Face-Painting and Tattoo Tent for some festival style decoration.

For little ones there’s a dedicated Toddler Tent where Creation Station will be running fabulous art and craft sessions, and Rhythm Time will be making music and singing songs. In the Chill Out tent there will be a little library, toys, story-telling, rugs and cushion to relax on and a baby changing area.

With story-telling by Sue Bailey, adult colouring-in, a collective painting, Lego, people-powered rides in the shape of Swingboats and Chairoplanes, bubbles, and balloon-modeling. More and moreis being added into the mix all the time!

Visit Kids Zone to put a smile on your face and remember it’s all for free!