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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Let's hope it doesn't get hyped up and people buy tickets and it turns out to be another poor line up. I think a few acts should be announced before tickets go on sale.

Gutted John Giddings, re newed my wedding vows at IOW Fest 2013 for our 25th anniversary. Got to miss next year now as you've changed the date! My daughter's getting married that weekend! I've only missed 1 year too since I started going in 2005 😔

Mark Grimes he's actually chanced it but gone to weeks later. I believe there's no Glastonbury! They have a year off every 4 years think??

That's why we stopped going Jo-anne..! Need better acts x

Only if you book Arcade Fire again 😂 they were unbelievable 👌

Really hope the line up is better next year because I hated not going this year lol

Well that's great we planned to make this our stag / hen party 2018. Myself and my fiancée met at iow 2013 and got engaged there too and been coming every year. We booked our wedding on the wknd that you've announced. You always have iow fest first two wknds in June !!!! We are so gutted that it's the same wknd of our wedding. We're having a festival themed 👰 🎩 wedding with bands in a field in Hampshire. My partner is so so upset as iow Festival is our yearly pilgrimage. We planned to bring a huge amount of friends and family to the festival and now there's nothing we can do as we booked our date to get married and we knew that iow would always be the beginning of June so it would be perfect to be our big party there!!!!! 😂😒

As I went in 1968 I definitely want to be there at some point 2018!!!

Lianne 50th anniversary and no glasto next year so the line up should be gooood!! Xx

Yeyyy I'm in....will get tkts as soon as they're out!!

Jenny Summers its their 50tj Anniversary so I'm predicting one hell of a line up 😍

Emily Warner omg no glastonbury next year and iow 50th anniversary! They're gonna go big! We have to go!

David Rees no glastonbury and 50th anniversary, should be a good one!

Week later! My leave won't fit it always falls on my weekend off😥 But it's my birthday weekend 🎉🎉

Yes! Was hoping they'd change the dates to the Glastonbury weekend. If it had been the normal weekend we couldn't have made it due to a wedding and daughters GCSEs. I was gutted as it would have been my 10th in a row. So Steve Radcliffe Richard Allen Bhawana Amin Helen Bunn Kathryn Hodgson ..... My 10th festival, no Glastonbury and the 50th anniversary of the IOW Festival, it's going to be HUUUUUUUGE!!!! Who's in??

Joanne Gelder, Vicky Thew, Lizzy Thew, Alex Thew,David Way,Lianne Ward. Glastonbury weekend but no Glasto and 50th anniversary. Got a feeling this one will be epic and probably sell out early. Let's get on it early doors.

Samantha Kennerson, Paul Bettsworth, Lee Kennerson - didn't realise next year was 50th anniversary, it could be a great line up! I'm definitely in!!!

Millie Charles Alison Charles.. the last time it sold out was when Glastonbury had a year off. Xxx GET YA TICKETS SOON AS xx

Karen Davies Natasha Li Eleanor Campion Any of our friends want to go next year it's a fabulous experience!!

What you think Steve Conroy Angela McElroy Roy Hankinson Sue Massey? Read the comments. It later than norm, 50th anniversary and no Glastonbury! 😊

Amy Louise Laird Phillips ... it'll be a goodie i'm sure if it's their 50th anniversary - starts ON your birthday 🎉

Carolyn Whiting what do you think?? It's bound to be amazing!! Xxx

Tyler Smith Ben Morgan Ashley Day going to be a big one for the 50th anniversary!

James Burgess It falls your birthday weekend 😜 xxx

Wendy Price & Sarah Daly wanna do it all over again??? x

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LOVE LOVE LOVE <3 One of the best acts and i agree should have been on main stage for everyone to see. The big top just wasn't big enough for her,Alison Moyet or Mel C xx

Totally amazing one if the best should have been on main stage

Brilliant set, one of our stand out performances. Back next year please !

They were one of the best we saw at the festival

She rocked it... definitely a highlight, that voice ❤️

They were the real deal! They weren't pretending

One of my highlights from this year's festival 😎✌

Hi-light of my weekend! I bow down to Chrissy Hind 🙌🏻

Should have been on main stage. Excellent ❤️

My faves of the weekend

They were Amazing x

For me the best performance of IoW 2017. Thank you

Rocked the house loved loved loved it

We loved them! 💃🏻💃🏻

Chrissie Hynde is a legend. Loved her!

One of my highlights

Great set, we really enjoyed it !

One of how highlights - great set !!!

yep brillliant show

Certainly was ! This 📸shot by


Simon Bradford I found this :- A drum screen, sometimes referred to as a drum shield or acoustic shield, is a tool used by audio engineers to avoid the sound control problems caused when louder instruments overwhelm quieter instruments and vocals on stage

Omg I was so overwhelmed when she sang "I'll Stand by you". One of my favourite songs. Such a privilege to her her sing it live 💯✅👌🏽💕🎉🎶💃🏾

Was it your highlight of the weekend Cheryl Thomas when Chrissie Hynde threw her harmonica at your face?! 😂😂😂

Yes one of my top acts this year. Along with Alison Moyet. Amazing show loved it

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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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