by Cayce McCarthy Arts and Entertainment blogger.
London, U.K. has a lot of upcoming music festivals this month. Some of these festivals include Field Day and AVA Festival from June 1st- June 2nd, Junction 2 on June 9th, and Gottwood on June 7th-10th. But the biggest festival has to be the Isle of Wight Festival. This festival will take place in Seaclose Park (Isle of Wight). The festival will be held from June 21st- June 24th. Not only will this festival be huge because the Glastonbury festival is not happening this year, but also because the U.K. music festival is celebrating its 50th anniversary.
Ticket prices vary depending if you’re buying a weekend ticket package or buying a ticket for one day of the fest. Adult weekend tickets cost around $250, Student costs about $240, Teen tickets cost about $205, and kids are free. Friday tickets are up to $89 and Saturday and Sunday tickets cost $1023. There’s also money to be spent on parking. The weekend package is $21 and for one day parking costs $14.
The festival itself has been named Family Festival of the Year twice. There will be about 65,000 fans that will travel to London, U.K. for this weekend festival and the planners of the fest are getting ready as well. If you want to find out more about other bands coming, hotel prices, Ferry prices, and more visit the website.
This festival gained its popularity in the 1960s-70s era when it hosted artists like Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, and The Doors. In fact, after the fest became over crowded during Hendrix’s last performance ever back in 1970 it became banned. The festival returned in 2002 under the name Rock Island since it became infamous for it’s rock and pop filled dance and music lineups. Other hall of famers of this fest include David Bowie, Jay Z, Fleetwood Mac, and Queen. This year itself has a hotline up of talents such as Depeche Mode, The Killers, Kasabian, Liam Gallagher, The Script, Van Morrison, James Bay, Camila Cabello, Travis, Manic Street Preachers, Chase and Status (DJ set), Rita Ora, Blossoms, and others.