Important Information for the Isle of Wight Festival 2011
Isle of Wight Festival 2011
The Isle of Wight Festival in 2011 provided a full weekend of music in mid-June. Held at Seaclose Park from June 10 to June 12, the festival delighted crowds as bands took the stage performing their hits.
Every year, people camp in Strawberry Fields during this weekend long event. The campsite opens on Thursday for those who wish to beat the crowds. The town of Newport, a 15 to 30 minute walk from the park, offers shops, accommodations, pubs and restaurants to those attending the festival. Even if you dislike the idea of camping, there is nice choice of inns, holiday homes and bed and breakfasts. WightIndex.com offers an up-to-date listing of Isle of Wight accommodations.
Tickets come with the option to camp at the Isle of Wight Festival or not. Camping tickets range in prince from £87 for children to £90 for adults. Non-camping tickets start at £75 for children up £160 for adults. Purchasing tickets in advance helps you save money. Tickets are available through TicketZone.co.uk. Ferry packages that include your ferry ride and festival tickets are sold through RedFunnel.co.uk and Wightlink.co.uk.
Getting to the Festival
From the UK mainland, HoverTravel, Red Funnel and Wightlink ferries provide transportation to the Isle of Wight. Shuttle buses to and from the ferry terminals run daily from 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. for the 2011 rate of £5 per adult or £2.50 for children. Ferry shuttles leave from the Strawberry Fields campsite bus station.
If you live on Isle of Wight, parking is available in the free Isle of Wight Festival car parks. You cannot sleep in your vehicle. Note that parking is first-come, first-served.
Strawberry Fields Camping Information
Campervans are allowed in the campsite if they are no larger than 7 by 7 metres and have purchased the camping ticket in advance. Caravans are not allowed. You must bring your camping ticket with you. If you forget it at home, you will be turned away.
For those staying the campsite, there are free showers and toilets. There is a grocer and pharmacy for items you may need to buy, and children enjoy the rides. Tents providing free samples of beauty items like shampoos and conditioners are also found within Strawberry Fields.
Due to the popularity of the Isle of Wight Festival 2011, the festival management plans to freeze prices for the 2012 festival. Experience this festival in 2012 for the same reasonable rates and take advantage of early bird specials for even bigger savings.