The Isle of Wight Festival 2017 is supporting Record Store Day by encouraging fans to rummage through vinyl offerings at Ventnor Exchange.

The festival is giving away five pairs of weekend tickets to this year’s festival. Each pair is hidden inside mystery records for lucky customers to find throughout the Ventnor store.

The winners will have the opportunity to see headliners Arcade Fire, David Guetta, Run DMC and Rod Stewart, as well as Bastille, Zara Larsson, Rag’N’Bone Man, Kaiser Chiefs, Alison Moyet, Example, The Pretenders, The Shires, Mel C, George Ezra, Jack Savoretti, The Vamps, and many more, perform across the weekend.

Festival promoter John Giddings said:

We’re incredibly excited to partner with Ventnor Exchange for Record Store Day. The day plays an important role in supporting independent stores and record sales, bringing together hundreds of the UK’s independent record shops and celebrating their unique culture. The Isle of Wight Festival aims to support local businesses and we try to work with as many as possible, and what better than the island’s one and only record store!”

This Saturday marks the 10th anniversary of Record Store Day, celebrating the culture of independent record stores.

First launched in America, the event has helped to propel to revival of vinyl, which overtook sales of CD’s in 2016 for the first time in decades.

Record Store Day has become an annual gathering at Ventnor Exchange, celebrating the unique culture around record stores.

As well as have a chance to snap up many of the limited edition records made available exclusively for the day, from artists spanning from Isle of Wight 2017 performers Bastille to last year’s Iggy Pop, there will also be a packed programme of events for music fans to enjoy.

Throughout Saturday 22 there will be live ‘in-store’ music from acts including The Orders, Doug Alldred and Ventnor Darlings along with many others, and including some special guests.

The evening will see the return of the BIG Record Store Day? Quiz with some fantastic prizes to be won, including a signed autobiography from this year’s Isle of Wight headliner Rod Stewart.

Doors will open at 9am with free limited edition Fred Perry bags on offer for the first 20 people arriving at the store to find those mystery records.

The Isle of Wight Festival 2017’s line up includes: 

Friday – David Guetta, Run DMC, Kaiser Chiefs, Rag’N’Bone Man, The Pretenders, Jonas Blue, Nothing But Thieves, Alison Moyet, Ward Thomas, Lucy Spraggan, Paradisia

Saturday – Arcade Fire, Catfish and The Bottlemen, Example + DJ Wire, The Kooks, Zara Larsson, Texas, Jack Savoretti, Melanie C, Tom Chaplin, The Slow Readers Club, Space, The Showhawk Duo, Elle Exxe, Bang Bnag Romeo, Alex Francis, The Germein Sisters, Victoria, The Novatones, The Second Sons

Sunday – Rod Stewart, Bastille, George Ezra, Clean Bandit, Imelda May, The Shires, The Vamps, Scouting For Girls, The Strypes, The Undertones, The Sherlocks, The Amazons, Judas, Jon Stevens, Wild Front

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I was at the 1968 festival and 1969, 1970 and 2002 - 2017... every one. Maybe I should be guest of honour in 2018 😀

My parents said I was too young even though we were living in Godshill at the time! Instead we provided the organisers (Firey Creations I think!) with cooked breakfast every morning in the tea rooms Mum and Dad owned.....well, at least Mum and I did, Dad wouldn't have anything to do with it, bless him!!

I went to the 1970 festival Jimmy Hendrix, Joan Baez and many other bands were there estimated visitors were between 600,00 to 700,000 when there was only 100,000 residents we could have conquered the island.

My cousin Hilary Fletcher (now Smith) was there. My sister and I (we were too young then but my dad took us over there to have a look) are going in 2018 with Hilary as a trip down memory lane.

I met the original organiser of the festival a couple of years ago. He and his daughter were hitching to the festival and we picked them up he had jsut written a book 📚. A very interesting man !!

Yeah, a very close friend of mine had been there... we both planned to come over from Germany to that festival, but to me, unfortunately it was impossible that time... 😡

Mum and dad were Dan Parker, said they just stumbled across the festival! They said they want to go back next year for the 50th anniversary!! Xx

my aunt Rose Pitman was there....i remember my mum n dad taking me n my sister to see her as she was camping....i was only 6 tho

I could be among them, just not sure what year I went down there, remember sleeping under the deckchairs on the beach at Ryde, had a great time

My husbands Mum and Dad were at the very first festival and we now carry on that tradition each year 😁 Can't wait for 2018 xx

I was there in the back of Uncle Clive Milford’s car. We went to see the chaos. I was holding cousin Rachel Scott . A coach load of policemen drove into us. I was there as were Margaret Milford and David Milford. We rock.

I think Mark Thomson was there well he tells so many stories about the festival s he might as well have been

Please take a look at this fb group: 1970 Isle of Wight Festival Veterans

Jason Von South, you were there weren’t you? I recall seeing a pic of you in Farahs and Gola trainers!

Peter Dougherty went on his butchers bike didn't he Tommy Frank only took him 45 minutes ha ha

My mum! Now I’ve turned into her and embarrass my kids 😂

Alas no, BUT!!!! Omg! What a Festival! # Time machine required please! 😍

Cut my foot on a piece of glass aged 6! Mostly what I remember! If only I’d known Lucy Martin!

They don’t look as happy people who go now!

The year I was born so no but honoured to be 50 next year too 🖤 x x x

I should so have a VIP pass for that!

Actually that could of been the 1970 one. I will check

My mum worked there doing hotdogs.

Yes though at 13 I don’t remember too much. But I was there. And 69, and 70😊

Oooh aunty Claire, were you there? Xx

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A full range of ticket, travel and camping/accommodation options are available for The Isle of Wight Festival from

  • Weekend with / without Camping – £195
  • Day Ticket: Friday – £60 / Saturday and Sunday – £80
  • Student – £175
  • Teen – £145
  • Children Under 12: Free
  • *Prices subject to a booking fee

Disabled Access must be purchased via the Ticketmaster Special Access Number 0800 998 440

Camping Options

  • Camp Kerala Mademoiselle provide Luxury Glamping backstage with room service and VIP transport.
  • Eve’s Tipis – Try something different and stay in a tipi! Enjoy cocktails or champagne from the bar, or some hot breakfast options to start your day right.
  • Podpads – Bunk down in the colourful Podpads with solid wood or canvas options.
  • Love Your Tent – Enjoy an ethical camping experience plus hot showers and a Poodle Parlour!
  • Pink Moon Camping – Choose from a colourful collection of accommodation and enjoy your weekend with a unique camping experience
  • Tangerine Fields – This is ever festival-goers dream for a hassle free camping experience. Just book your pitch and the rest is done for you!


A variety of travel options including ferry, speed boats, river crossing, Big Green Coach Company and National Rail can be viewed on the festival’s website.


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