IW Festival- Book now for 2019 after Sun, Sparkles & Sold Out for 2018.

Following one of the festival’s most successful weekends to date, The Isle of Wight Festival has announced today that next year’s event will take place 13-16 June 2019!

Early bird tickets for the event will be available from 9.00am tomorrow (Friday 29th June).

Festival director John Giddings said: “From the response we are getting it appears to have been our best year so far! Having sold out in advance was fantastic, the acts on the weekend all delivered, the audience really took the 50th anniversary gold-themed day to heart, and the weather certainly helped. Here’s to 2019!”

The 2018 sun-drenched festival, which took place last weekend, marked the 50th anniversary since the event first took place on the island, with enthusiastic festival-goers getting into the party spirit over the four days by donning gold clothing and accessories in celebration of the Golden Jubilee.

The sold-out weekend saw nearly 300 artists and bands perform across eight stages, including  Main Stage headline performances from Kasabian, Liam Gallagher, Depeche Mode and The Killers and stand out performances in the Big Top from the likes of The Wombats, Feeder, Sigrid, Travis and the Hacienda Classical. Huge crowds gathered in the BT Sport Field of Dreams to celebrate England’s World Cup victory against Panama on the Sunday afternoon, and the weekend also saw 130 festival goers, plus Sky Arts’ Vick Hope and Absolute Radio’s Pete Donaldson, take part in charity bungee jumps in aid of the festival’s charity partner Save the Children.

As reported elsewhere Girlguidng IW members handed out 2000 whopper marshmallows.