Isle of Wight Festivals

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There’s loads of festivals across the Island throughout the year. Below are just a few of the one’s on during 2014 – the big ones are obviously the Isle of Wight Music Festival and, later in the year, Bestival. Having said that, the Garlic Festival over the weekend of 16 & 17 August attracts around 20,000 visitors and several thousand scooterists turn up for the International Scooter Rally, also in August.

Isle of Wight Festival
12 – 15 June 2014
Featuring, amongst others
Biffy Clyro; Calvin Harris; Red Hot Chili Peppers; The Specials; Kings of Leon; Suede; Boy George; Inspiral Carpets; Alison Moyet

(Isle of Wight Festival 2013)

4 – 7 September 2014
Featuring, amongst others
Outkast; Foals; Chic featuring Nile Rodgers; Beck; Disclosure; Major Lazer; Busta Rhymes; Paloma Faith; Basement Jaxx

(Bestival 2013)

The Isle of Wight Walking Festival will take place from 3rd to 18th May 2014

The Old Gaffers Festival at Yarmouth takes place from May 30th -1st June 2014

(Old Gaffers 2013)

There’s a Festival of Flowers at Barton Manor on Sunday 8th June

The Isle of Wight Festival of the Sea will take place over five days between Monday 16th and Monday 23rd June

The Garlic Festival is on from 16/08/2014 – 17/08/2014

The International Scooter Rally comes each year to Isle of Wight. This year from 23/08/2014 – 26/08/2014

V-Dub Island is on from 14/08/2014 – 18/08/2014

Isle of Wight Cycling Festival is between 13/09/2014 – 28/09/2014

Literary Festival, across the Island from 16/10/2014 – 19/10/2014

The Isle of Wight Autumn Walking Festival 24/10/2014 – 27/10/2014

Plus, many of the towns and villages have their own festivals and carnivals, including illuminated and children’s carnivals.

You can find out more about what’s on across the Isle of Wight on the Visit Isle of Wight website.

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(Left – the beach near Bembridge; Centre – view towards Culver Down; Right – Culver in the foreground with Bembridge in the middle distance).

Images courtesy of the Visit Isle of Wight Facebook page.


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Events on the Isle of Wight – October 2013

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There’s always plenty to do and see on the Isle of Wight. We’ve compiled a short list below to give a flavour of what’s on during October. All the links are to the Visit Isle of Wight website.


stars Stargazing weekend at Island Planetarium

steam Autumn Steam Gala – IW Steam Railway

food Natural Wight Wild Food Walk – St Helens

books Isle of Wight Literary Festival

woods Electric Woods “Lost Before Time”

fright The Curse of Captain Black – ghost walk

walking Isle of Wight Autumn Walking Festival

hops Hops Festival at Ventnor Botanic Garden

fossil walk  Autumn fossil and geological landscape walks

cowes food Cowes Food Show

steam Wizard Week at IW Steam Railway

park of the dead Park of the Dead


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