Isle of Wight Festival Latest News


mainstagefestivalbuildcharliethomasThere is less than 48 hours to go until the start of the Isle of Wight Festival 2013 and preparations are well underway to get the Seaclose Park site ready for up to 90,000 people when the car park gates open at 09:00 on Thursday.

Following on from last year’s traffic problems, which caused tailbacks for over 12 hours, Festival organisers have been working closely with the Isle of Wight Council, Hampshire Constabulary and Island Roads to draw up a comprehensive traffic plan to keep the Island Moving.

Island Echo will be bringing you live traffic updates on Thursday and Monday giving you an eye-in-the-sky approach to delays, closures and everything Festival as part of our 24hr live coverage between 13-16th June.

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During the Festival, Southern Vectis are running a number of special services as well as extra late buses on normal routes to make it as easy as possible for you to get around the Island.

Between 07:00 on Thursday and 12:00 on Monday, there will be Festival shuttle buses to meet incoming and outgoing ferries at Ryde, Yarmouth, Cowes and East Cowes and take you directly to and from the Festival Campsite. These buses will run until 02:00 on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and all through the night on Sunday.

Once again, the Vodafone VIP Recharge Truck will be back in Penny Lane helping ensure your mobile phones are charged throughout the weekend. In the Campsite provide safe and secure lockers that are available to hire with charging facilities included or, if you don’t require a locker, just use the LockerHouse phone charging suite. And if you’re booked into Respect Camping you can charge your phone with the Eco Charge bikes for a small fee.

Don’t forget you can send in your photographs of the Isle of Wight Festival 2013 to share with the Island and beyond by emailing [email protected] or tweeting us @islandecho.

Thanks to Island Echo reader Charlie Thomas for sending in this photograph of the main stage being built yesterday.

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