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Festivals on the Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight is famous for the Music Festivals that took place here in 1968, 1969 and 1970. The music festival was revived on the Island in 2002, but there are several other festivals on the Island throughout the year.


IW Steam Railway Real Ale Festival - 5th to 7th May 2007

Beer Festival  

The Isle of Wight Steam Railway presents it's second May Bank Holiday Beer Festival. Taking place at Havenstreet Station, the festival will be open on all three days of the holiday weekend from 11am to 9pm (5pm on Bank Holiday Monday).

Website: www.iwsteamrailway.co.uk


Isle of Wight Walking Festival - May 5th to 20th 2007

Walking Festival  

This is the UK's largest walking festival. Not surprising when you learn that the Isle of Wight has over 500 miles of well-maintained and signposted footpaths around 30 miles of Heritage Coastline, while more than half of the Island is recognised as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Website: www.isleofwightwalkingfestival.co.uk


Old Gaffers Festival, Yarmouth - June 1st to 3rd 2007

Old Gaffers Festival  

Yarmouth's picturesque harbour is be filled with life and colour with more than 100 visiting traditional sailing, steam and motor vessels, including the cream of the Old Gaffers fleet.  On shore a huge range of attractions keeping the thousands of visitors entertained from morning till night all weekend.

Website: www.yarmoutholdgaffersfestival.co.uk/


Nokia Isle of Wight Festival - June 8th to 10th 2007

Nokia Festival  

The Isle of Wight Festival brings 50,000 music fans to Seaclose Park in Newport every June. Last years festival saw outstanding headline performances from The Prodigy, The Foo Fighters and Coldplay. Falling in the midst of the World Cup this year, nobody there will forget Coldplay's Chris Martin 'Doing the Crouch'.


This years events features Snow Patrol, Keane, Muse and many more. Tickets for this event are sold out.

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Skandia Cowes Week - August 4th to 11th 2007

Skandia Cowes Week  

Skandia Cowes Week is an eight day regatta of sailing and yacht racing that takes place every year in the first week of August. The event is one of the world's largest and most famous and over 8,000 sailors competing day-in day-out. People travel to Cowes from all over the world to compete in and watch the 30-odd races a day and related shoreside festivities.

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Isle of Wight County Show - August 11th to 12th 2007

County Show  

This years shows is the 108th Isle of Wight County Show. The event takes place in Northwood and features various events and exhibitions.

Website: www.riwas.org.uk


Garlic Festival - August 18th to 19th 2007

Garlic Festival  

During the last 20 years the festival has grown into the largest and most popular festival of its kind held on the Island, enjoyed by Islanders and visitors alike, with attendance reaching 25,000 over the weekend.


Last year's festival featured a popular set by Cockney Duo Chas and Dave. More details will be added soon.

Website: www.garlic-festival.co.uk


Isle of Wight Cycling Festival - September 15th to 23rd 2007

Cycling Festival  

The Isle of Wight Cycling Festival is back for 2007 and this year promises to be the biggest and best ever! If you’re looking to test your endurance then look no further than The 7 Hills Challenge, the Island’s most extreme cycling proficiency test! For those of you who wish to take in all the Island has to offer then sign up for Cycle the Wight a circular route around the Island.

Website: www.sunseaandcycling.com


White Air 07 Extreme Sports Festival - August 27th to 2nd September 2007

White Air 06  

White Air, is an international multi-sport festival: Windsurfing, Kitesurfing and Surfing make up some of the extreme watersports events whilst disciplines such as Mountain Boarding, Skate and BMX ensure an action-packed programme on land as well as water. The event is based at the ‘White Air’ village on the seafront at Yaverland, near Sandown, on the Island’s East coast.


Website: www.whiteair.co.uk


The Bestival - 7th to 9th September 2007


Bestival is a niche dance festival from Sunday Best and a weekend way of life for Radio 1 presenter Rob da Bank. This three day music and arts event is the last festival of the summer and is held at one of the country’s most magical parkland sites, Robin Hill set in the heart of the Isle of Wight.


Website: www.bestival.net


Fat Cat Beer Festival '07 - 28th March - 8th April 2007

White Air 06  

Ales from across the U.K. set this 180 different beer festival apart from any like you’ve ever seen.  The largest real ale festival in the South of England, outside of a major city or town is situated on your door step in Freshwater Bay.  Every day is different, something for all the family during the day and some serious adult entertainment for those ‘Knight Cats’.  From traditional games, mini Quad bike raffle all up for grabs raising money for Isle of Wight Round Table, who will be busy recruiting at this Mecca of an event. 


Website: http://www.sandpipershotel.com/festival/index.php

Other Festivals

Chale Show - August 5 & 6, 2006

4th Yarbridge Inn Beer Festival - 1st June 2006 > 4th June 2006

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