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Isle of Wight Festival
The reborn Isle of Wight Festival welcomes top bands and 50,000 music fans to Seaclose Park in Newport each year. The beautiful island setting and impressive array of artists who appear see it frequently billed one of the country's top festivals.
Continuing to attract the biggest names in music, the 2012 festival is headlined by Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Pearl Jam and Bruce Sprinsteen.
The Isle of Wight Festivals that took place in the late Sixties are legendary, featuring performances from Bob Dylan and The Who, The Doors and Joni Mitchell, culminating in 1970 when 600,000 hippies descended on the island to see Jimi Hendrix perform what was to be his penultimate concert.
The kids' zone has children's entertainers, storytelling, circus skills workshops, arts and crafts and a funfair. Camping complete with full facilities is available in fields next to the festival site. Accommodation options include ready-pitched tents, podpads and eco-friendly myhabs.
Isle of Wight Festival Information
When: Jun 2013 (annual)
Cost: Weekend camping £190; under 13s £95; weekend non-camping £160; under 13s £80
Opening Hours: Camping from Thu 12pm; festival from 2pm Fri
Address: Fairlee Rd, Newport, PO30 2QS
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