The Isle of Wight Festival returns on June 15, bringing with it some diversions and directions, in and around the Seaclose Park site in Newport.

The Isle of Wight Council has confirmed the key road closures and dates for Islanders heading to the county town over next week.

Scroll down for details, whether you are heading to watch Robbie Williams, Pulp, George Ezra, OneRepublic, Anne-Marie, N-Dubz, The Chemical Brothers, Sam Ryder, Sugababes, Example, Scouting For Girls and more (or if you are just trying to get to school and work!)...

County Hall, Island Roads and Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary are working together with the event's organisers to keep us moving. Here's what you need to know.

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When will Fairlee Road partially close for the Isle of Wight Festival 2022?

The one-way system will be in place on Fairlee Road from lunchtime on Wednesday (June 14). Traffic will be allowed to drive into Newport, but outgoing traffic will divert via Staplers Road.

Each night of the Festival, Fairlee Road will close in both directions to ensure the safety of pedestrians leaving the site.

Timings will vary, but motorists are encouraged to avoid the area between 10pm and 2am.

  • To see the full list of temporary Isle of Wight Festival 2023 traffic orders CLICK HERE.

What will happen for Isle of Wight Festival-bound cars arriving in East Cowes via Red Funnel? 

The main route for Festival traffic from the East Cowes Red Funnel terminal will up York Avenue and along Whippingham Road, where it will turn right onto East Cowes Road and into the Festival car park.

Ferry port shuttle buses will operate from around 8am through until 3am Thursday to Monday, with the last buses available at midday on Monday.

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What will happen for Isle of Wight Festival-bound traffic arriving via Wightlink from Portsmouth?

Festival-bound vehicles travelling from the Wightlink terminal at Fishbourne will be directed to the right onto Kite Hill, through Wootton, down Lushington Hill and right at the Racecourse roundabout and then left onto East Cowes Road and into the Festival car park.

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Seaclose Park partial closure for Isle of Wight Festival

For those who need vehicle access to Newport Quay, off Fairlee Road, use the bridge and avoid going through Seaclose Park.

What will happen if Isle of Wight Festival car park entrances are blocked, or if there is an incident?

If any of the entrances to the car parks are temporarily blocked, or an incident occurs on any of the roads being used by Festival traffic, there are several diversion options where Festival traffic can be temporarily 'stacked' away from the main roads and released into the network once the problem has been resolved.

The council says residents will be kept up-to-date with routine traffic information, details of road closures and diversions, and updates about those council services affected by the Festival.

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Which roads will have temporary speed changes during the Isle of Wight Festival?

A 30mph speed limit will be imposed on several roads between 10am on Wednesday and 11pm on Monday (June 19). These are:

  • Beatrice Avenue, East Cowes, from Whippingham Road to Saunders Way.
  • East Cowes Road, Whippingham, from Whippingham Road to the end of the surfaced highway.
  • Fairlee Road, Newport, from its junction with Racecourse, for a distance of 56 metres.
  • Lushington Hill, Wootton, from Racecourse to the start of the 40 miles per hour limit to the east of Park Road junction.
  • Racecourse including Racecourse roundabout and Lushington Hill to Fairlee Road.
  • Whippingham Road from its junction with Racecourse Roundabout for a distance of 133 meters.