Free Isle of Wight Festival Tickets

Free Isle of Wight Festival Tickets: our exclusive entry guide

Most music festivals offer free entry in return for various types of volunteering, selling tickets to friends, through paid work at the event, and by countless other means. Check out our exclusive guide to securing free Isle of Wight Festival tickets.

Join the ‘UK Music Festival Volunteers & Staff Community’ group on Facebook!

It’s a great place to share advice between organisations and across the hundreds of different festivals in the UK each summer. It’ll be a great place to find volunteering opportunities and paid work at your favourite festivals. A group to swap shifts to see your favourite bands and find out about the shortcuts into the arena which you’re allowed to use but just don’t know about! Visit the Volunteers & Staff Facebook group then check out your options for Isle of Wight Festival below.


Isle of Wight Festival 2018 takes place over 21st – 24th June at Seaclose Park, naturally, on the Isle of Wight. Free weekend wristbands are primarily offered through FESTAFF, who will be providing information personnel and stewards for the event.

The Isle of Wight Festival is in it’s 50th anniversary year, and welcomes artists including Depeche Mode, The Killers, Kasabian, Liam Gallagher, and The Script.

How to: Get Free Isle of Wight Festival Tickets

Volunteering with FESTAFF

Fans can secure free tickets to Isle of Wight Festival in return for volunteering with FESTAFF. They’re one of my favourite firms to volunteer with, firstly because you usually only have to work two 8 hour shifts. Most other volunteering companies make you work three 8 hour shifts.

FESTAFF also give you a meal voucher each shift, which can usually be used at any of the food traders around the festival. Other firms often don’t.

The volunteering roles available at Isle of Wight Festival include bar work, wristband checking, and information personnel. Specific shifts are not confirmed until on site, in contrast to other festival volunteering organisations who often confirm your shifts in advance.

One big advantage of volunteering with FESTAFF is they only charge a £20 deposit to applicants, which is refunded on site. Whilst they do charge a £15 administration fee on top, other volunteering organisations can charge deposits of up to £200 which may not be refunded for months after the event.

To apply for free Isle of Wight Festival tickets, in return for three shifts of volunteering, head to the FESTAFF website and fill out the online application form. FESTAFF’s full list of events includes:

  • Common People
  • Isle of Wight
  • Kendal Calling
  • Camp Bestival
  • Bestival
  • Carfest
  • Creamfields
  • Rewind
  • Bloodstock

Those volunteering with FESTAFF for free Isle of Wight Festival tickets will also be given free staff car parking passes.

Ise of Wight 2018 Lineup Poster

Other ways to get free Isle of Wight Festival tickets

As of yet, we are unaware of any other organisations offering free entry to Isle of Wight Festival . This page will be updated should further opportunities become available. All festivals require thousands of paid staff, most of which will be granted a free ticket to the event. Check with local temporary work agencies and you may find something you love.

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