More than just music at Isle of Wight Festival


Brand new for 2013 the Isle of Wight Festival presents ‘Bathing Under the Sky’.  Here, festival-goers can take full advantage of some truly luxurious spa facilities; relax in a sumptuous wood-fired hot tub, enjoy a hot shower, then unwind in a dry sauna. After some well deserved R&R, head over to one of the many fun-filled bars for a time to remember.  Enjoy a taste of the unusual, risqué fun, frivolity, music & dance in The Cabaret Club or escape to the Kashmir Café to enjoy original acoustics, real ale, scrumptious snacks and a chilled experience in beautiful surroundings.

The Zebra Bar and Champagne Garden, is perfect for some VIP treatment in a relaxed atmosphere, away from the festival madness and hubbub; soothed by singer songwriters performing all day on the bespoke stage.  For something a little more quintessential, take a trip to the Intoxicated Tea Roomsto enjoy fabulous cocktails, or a simple cup of tea with cake, whilst listening to retro beats & swing music and joining in with the Jive Bunnies on the dancefloor.  If that wasn't enough, get your groove on at The Hipshaker Lounge, with some of the best vinyl collections in the land and live bands playing the finest sixties, funk, soul, jazz, rock, r’n’b and motown. 

To make the weekend even more spectacular, why not head over to a magical corner of the Festival, Wish Upon A Star and be greeted by our festival fairies, just to help you make your special wish.  For another enchanting experience wander down by the river to the brand new Bohemian Woods and discover an eccentric place with mystifying performances and captivating art. A debut for the festival, here you’ll find a place for all free-spirited festival-goers to experience the mix of peace, love & tranquillity by day and electrifying vibrant performances & DJs by night.  For those looking to bring out their inner child, get involved in the brand new treasure hunt, The Site Riddler and work your way around the Festival site, solving a series of clues to reveal a prize!

Over one spectacular weekend, there truly is something for everyone at the Isle of Wight Festival.  Join us for a jam-packed and unforgettable weekend of music and so much more from 13 – 16th June 2013.


THE SITE RIDDLER – Take part in a special adults treasure hunt around the Festival site, following a series of discretely placed clues leading you to a prize – annoyingly addictive, amusing and fun!

WISH UPON A STAR – A magical corner of the festival; be enchanted in this interactive area which includes festival fairies, lanterns, bunting, pea lights, hammocks. Don't forget to make a wish, hang it in the trees and spread your fairy dust!

IN TUNE – take a trip to the Bohemian Woods and get inspired by an eclectic world music programme; photography and an artwork project from local young creative Islanders.

TITILATE AND CREATE – As you enter the Festival gates, get involved and make your mark on the graffiti walls, write a message, draw a picture, tag the banner, unleash your inner artist…whatever takes your fancy. We know there’s a Picasso out there – now who are you?

BATHING UNDER THE SKY – Tucked away in a private corner of the Festival next to the riverbank, this is one experience that will relax, soothe and refresh, getting you ready for the perfect day filled with great music, food and friends and not forgetting a drink or two!

THE ZEBRA BAR & CHAMPAGNE GARDEN – Feel like a VIP and spoil yourself at the most exclusive intimate venue at the Festival. Sink into the sumptuous surroundings and enjoy a perfectly chilled glass or bottle of champagne, or cocktail in the elegant bar.  Soak up the rays and lounge in the opulent garden, accompanied by the sweet sounds of the singer songwriters and live acoustic acts.

THE BOHEMIAN WOODS – Enjoy a wander and escape to this beautiful woodland by the river and discover a magical, eccentric place, enchanted with mystifying performances and captivating art. Sprawl on the ground rugs, swing in the hammocks and lose yourself in the setting of our new Bohemian Woods.  The stage is set to host an eclectic mix of music from around the world played by some of the most talented musicians.  Big horn sections, sweet vocals and some incredible DJ talent awaits you in the Woods.

INTOXICATED TEA ROOMS – Enjoy fabulous cocktails served in vintage crockery, or a simple cup of tea or coffee with cakes and fresh lemonade, accompanied by DJ’s playing retro beats and swing music in this vintage style tea rooms.  With everything from the fabulous 50’s or swinging 60’s, including ‘jive bunnies’ and rock ‘n’ rollers entertaining the crowds and doing their thing on the dance floor, this makes it definitely time for tea.

THE HIPSHAKER LOUNGE – Filled with vintage sounds from some awesome DJ’s on all original vintage vinyl with some of the best collections in the land and live bands playing the finest sixties, funk, soul, jazz, rock, R’n’B, motown and then add a mix of special guests covering so much more. 

THE CABARET CLUB – The all-new Cabaret Club is the place to be, and be seen.  Enjoy a taste of the unusual, risqué fun, frivolity, music & dance and exquisite cocktails with a touch of theatre.  Be treated like a queen by a queen in the best possible taste, with table service by day for all those with the desire to be pampered by our glamorous over-the-top hostesses. Showcasing Comedy, Dance, The Cream Tease Burlesque Cabaret Show, Tim Burgess and now renowned Tim Peaks Diner experience, plus spoken word, quizzes, one of the best Drag Acts out of London; The Globe Girls, and much, much more.  Then, as the dark approaches, finish the party in style with the best alternative music on site. The perfect festival 'experience'.
LIFE’S A BEACH – A real beach on site and the perfect place for those who like to be beside the seaside but don't want to miss out on the music. With beach fun by day and beach parties by night, featuring live bands, DJ’s, morning exercise classes and some extra special performances.  Get ready for some fun in the sand.

KASHMIR CAFÉ – Housed in beautiful surroundings with authentic furniture, the Kashmir Café offers a sanctuary from the Festival madness, serving up delicious food, real ale and original music.


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