The Isle of Wight Festival is an annual music festival that takes place on the Isle of Wight, off the south coast of England. The festival was first held in 1968 and has since become one of the most popular and well-attended music festivals in the United Kingdom. It features a diverse lineup of musical acts, including both local and international artists, and attracts a large and diverse audience of music fans. The Isle of Wight Festival is known for its eclectic and innovative programming, which covers a wide range of musical genres, from rock and pop to electronic and experimental. In addition to music, the festival also includes other cultural events, such as art exhibits, food and drink events, and film screenings. The Isle of Wight Festival takes place in the summer each year and is a major highlight of the Isle of Wight cultural calendar.