Isle of Wight Festival

Frequently Asked Questions for this Service

Question: How do I contact the organisers of the Isle of Wight Festival?

Answer: You can email them at info@isleofwightfestival.com - Related Link

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Question: Where can I find out who is playing the Isle of Wight Music Festival?

Answer: Please visit the official website at www.isleofwightfestival.com for all artist information as it is announced. - Related Link

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Question: Why is Fairlee Road closed from the Wednesday when the festival does not start till the Thursday?

Answer: The road is closed to allow for the management of early arrivals and to ensure local residents are aware of the arrangements. It also helps prevent early morning queues on the Thursday.

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Question: Can I turn left out of Island Harbour or do we have to follow the one-way system round?

Answer: Vehicles can turn left out of Island Harbour.

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Question: Why are parents picking up their children from Medina College stopped by security?

Answer: Event security need to ensure anyone entering the Medina site has a genuine reason to be there. This is in the interests of safety for school students and to ensure a safe environment during the set up of the festival.

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Question: Do buses have to follow the diversion routes?

Answer: Yes, buses must also follow the set diversions. You should allow more time for your journeys.

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Question: Is Alverstone Road being used as a stacking route and will it be a one way system?

Answer: Alverstone Road will be used as a route to stack traffic but only if this is required due to the festival car parks not being available. If it is used, it will become a one way system.

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Question: Are there priority traffic lanes for Island residents?

Answer: No there are not priority lanes for Island residents. If you are not attending the festival we recommend avoiding the area if possible.

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Question: I live in Mill Lane, can I turn left and head towards Wootton?

Answer: Yes, vehicles exiting Mill Lane can turn left.

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Question: Can I use Freedom bus tickets on Festival shuttle buses?

Answer: For any information about bus tickets please visit the Southern Vectis website using the related link provided - Related Link

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Question: Is there a contingency plan in the event of bad weather again?

Answer: Yes, contingency plans are in place and will be utilised in the event of bad weather, as agreed with the Isle of Wight Council, festival organisers and partner organisations.

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Question: Are taxis able to access Cross Lane and Halberry Lane during the event?

Answer: Yes, requests for pre-booked pick ups or drop offs will be allowed in Cross Lane.

No, requests for pre-booked taxi pick ups or drop offs will not be allowed in Halberry Lane.

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Question: Where can I get a map of the diversion routes and affected roads?

Answer: You can get a map via the related link - Related Link

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Question: What times does the floating bridge run thoroughout the festival?

Answer: For up to date floating bridge timetable information please visit the related link - Related Link

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