Things to Know Before Buying Isle of Wight Festival Tickets
Isle of Wight festival tickets
Isle of Wight Festival tickets go on sale in September, nine months before the June festival. Tickets sell out quickly, so it's important to make your holiday plans as far in advance as possible. Tickets for the 2012 festival go on sale September 30, 2011, during an early-bird sale that allows people to buy tickets for the upcoming festival at 2011 prices.
Understanding What Your Ticket Includes
There are two different tickets available for the Isle of Wight Festival. A non-camping ticket provides you with entrance to the festival and all concerts. The camping ticket includes a campsite in Strawberry Fields. If you plan to save money by camping all weekend, make sure you purchase the camping ticket.
Campsite accommodations include access to toilets, showers, a grocery store and pharmacy. There are also rides in this area, and those with non-camping tickets can use the rides during certain hours only. Campers are encouraged to arrive at Strawberry Fields on Thursday to beat the crowds because the free festival parking is on a first-come, first-served basis.
RedFunnel.co.uk and Wightlink.co.uk early-bird packages combine your ticket to the Isle of Wight Festival and ferry passage from the UK to the Isle of Wight. These packages are a great way to save money on your transportation to and from the island. Ferry packages go on sale in late September.
Purchase your tickets before November for the best prices. Early-bird non-camping tickets start at £70 for children ages 7 to 12 and £150 for adults. After October, prices increase to £80 to £160.
Camping tickets purchased before November cost £87.50 for children ages 7 to 12 and £175 for adults. After October, the prices increase to £95 and £190. Children six and under are always free.
Where to Buy Tickets
Purchase your tickets for the Isle of Wight Festival at TicketZone.co.uk or AbsoluteRadio.co.uk. Vodafone members enjoy a special pre-sale offer starting September 28th. Visit Vodafone.co.uk/vip to purchase Isle of Wight Festival tickets 48 hours before the public is able to.