Isle Of Wight festival
The Isle Of Wight festival is the first big music weekender in the UK PR shot

For music fans, festival season is nearly just as exciting as Christmas itself and there is no better way to kick off the UK's summer than with the prestigious Isle Of Wight Festival 2015 which is just a few days away.

From Thursday 11 June, the island's small town of Newport will be flooded with tens of thousands of wellie-clad, happy-go-lucky festival-goers, hoping to avoid the rain, catch the sun's rays and listen to some good tunes.

Of course, the music bonanza will have plenty more to offer besides the three main headliners so IBTimes UK have outlined the top picks you will not want to miss, along with everything else you need to know about the weekend including the weather forecast and a very special Jimi Hendrix surprise...



Main Stage:

The Prodigy

The Prodigy performing
British band The Prodigy will be headlining the Isle Of Wight festival on Friday 12 June Torben Christensen/AFP/Getty Images

The Black Keys

The Black Keys
The Black Keys are one of three Isle Of Wight festival headliners PR shot


Main Stage:


Blur performing
Rock band Blur are set to perform tracks from their latest number one album The Magic Whip at this year's Isle Of Wight festival Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images

Pharrell Williams (special guest)

Pharrell Williams
Happy hitmaker Pharrell Williams has a number of performances scheduled for the UK this summer REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

Jessie Ware

Jessie Ware performing
Wildest Moments singer Jessie Ware will perform her soulful ballads on the Electric Church stage on Saturday 13 June Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for GREY GOOSE

Jess Glynne

Jess Glynne at the BRIT Awards
British singer Jess Glynne recently scored her first UK solo number one single with Hold My Hand Reuters/Suzanne Plunkett

James Bay

British singer James Bay
British singer James Bay won the coveted BRIT Critics' Choice awards in February 2015 Ethan Miller/Getty Images


Main Stage:

Fleetwood Mac

Fleetwood Mac
US band Fleetwood Mac will be gracing the Electric Church stage on Sunday 14 June REUTERS/Mike Segar

Paolo Nutini (special guest)

Paolo Nutini performing at Isle Of Wight
Singer Paolo Nutini has performed at the Isle Of Wight festival multiple times in the past REUTERS/Luke MacGregor


Sorry to be the bearer of (some) bad news but wellies are a must-have in your suitcase. According to BBC Weather, it is set to rain heavily on Friday with showers expected early on Saturday.

Although there will be some light in between the clouds as forecasters predict it should clear up for the rest of the weekend.

Temperatures look fairly mild with a predicted 21C on Friday, 17C on Saturday and 16C on Sunday.

Isle Of Wight weather forecast
Festival-goers should expect to bring their wellies with them for this year's Isle Of Wight festival BBC Weather


At 15:30pm on Saturday 13 June, stop whatever you are doing, put down the pint of beer, stop taking selfies with strangers and head over to the main stage for a history-making moment.

To mark 45 years since the rock legend played the festival, all those gathered at the main stage, officially renamed Electric Church in the musician's honour, will attempt to break the world record for the most masks worn in one place at one time – by wearing masks with Hendrix's face.

In addition to being the coolest thing you would have done in a while, proceeds from sales of the masks will go to the WellChild charity.

Isle Of Wight festival 2015
The 2015 Isle Of Wight festival will take place from 11 June to 14 June Isle Of Wight festival


Still planning your journey to the Isle Of Wight? It is all relatively simple – for those travelling without a vehicle, there are several ferry options courtesy of Red Funnel, Wightlink, Hovertravel, and other options.

Coach is also an option with the Big Green Coach picking passengers up from 13 locations across the UK, however, these could be close to selling out.

If you are travelling by car, the aforementioned ferry options can carry your vehicle across and there is also parking on the festival site.

It is sure to be a weekend to remember, see you down there!