Due to the Coronavirus pandemic
Shannon COTTON
12:29 26th March 2020

This year’s Isle of Wight Festival has been cancelled amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Organisers have today announced the event will no longer be taking place this year in June and will instead be returning next year “stronger than ever”.

A full statement from the festivals reads: “The Isle of Wight Festival will no longer be taking place this year. This decision has not been taken lightly and we have tried our hardest to make it work, but it was unavoidable given the current status. The whole team was excited to welcome everyone to the island for another fantastic festival and we extend our sincere apologies to everyone who was looking forward to it as much as we were. 

The safety of our audience, artists, crew and the Isle of Wight community is paramount and we appreciate your patience whilst we’ve been working through this unprecedented situation.

We’ll be back stronger than ever in 2021 and we hope to see you all again next year.

We are working closely with our ticketing partners at the moment and they will be in touch very soon to process your refund, or, if you prefer, you can retain your ticket and carry it over to next year.

Look out for an email from them very soon and please only contact them if you have not been contacted after 5 days as they are very busy at this time.

If you booked ferry travel with Red Funnel, Wightlink or Hovertravel please visit this page for information regarding your booking. 

We hope everyone stays safe and we’ll see you in 2021.”

Revisit last year's Isle of Wight Festival with our gallery here


Photo: Anna Smith