The Isle Of Wight Festival sold out this morning (Wednesday), as organisers revealed plans to expand the site into the surrounding fields to make room for some of the new atttractions on offer.
The Isle Of Wight Festival takes place at Seaclose Park, Newport, from 10-12 Junue, featuring headliners REM, Faithless, and Morrissey, as well as Razorlight, Snow Patrol, Roxy Music, Feeder, and many more.
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Event organisers Solo said today: “It’s fantastic news, we’re over the moon and would like to thank everyone involved for their support over the last four years, it’s great to have the Isle of Wight firmly on the festival map.”
Organisers have also unveiled some new features and areas, made possible by the expansion of the site boundaries. They are:
Arboretum: Behind the main field will be an arboretum with a lake surrounded by trees. This area will be open for festival goers to relax and commune with nature!
Improved camping facilities: Organisers will be providing free hot water shower units for all campers, as well as a new easy route to the campsite.
A Cultural Ride: A special open top festival bus will be taking guests to the large open field where in 1970 over half a million fans gathered to watch the likes of Jimi Hendrix, The Who, the Doors and Joni Mitchell. The bus will also be calling in at Dimbola Lodge, an arts centre with a museum and photo gallery, featuring Bob Dylan, Linda McCartney, Charles Darwin, Ellen Terry, David Bailey, Lords Lichfield and Snowden, as well as artefacts from the three original IOW festivals.