Press Coverage

Find below the most recent press for the Isle of Wight as a tourist destination.

Visit Isle of Wight has increased the value of of national and international press coverage by 3 million pounds in 2018, bringing it to a total of 5 million pounds.

If you would like to host a press trip, please get in touch with Visit Isle of Wight on 01983 521555

Jack Up The 80’s announces new acts

Isle of Wight Walking Festival website launched

Visit Isle of Wight announce new MD

The Wurzels will play this year’s Garlic Festival on Sunday 19th August.

‘Everyone loves The Wurzels, and everyone loves food, so what could be better than putting the two together for a Summer Sunday full of fun’ said festival organiser David Holmes.

In 1976 Tommy Bannen and Pete Budd made the Scrumpy and Western band the UK’s Number 1 with hits ‘Combine Harvester’ and ‘I am a cider drinker’ and they’ve been playing around the country and appearing on TV ever since.

Says Tommy ‘we played at the legendary Isle of Wight Garlic Festival eight years ago and the crowds gave us a real warm welcome, we’re sure they’ll do the same again this time. It’ll be right-old knees up.’

The Garlic festival is one of Britain’s top ten food shows – says the Times and Telegraph. The show features the Island’s world famous garlic and the Island’s best food and family fun.

The Garlic Festival takes place on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th August 2018.

Tickets go on sale in the spring: £10 for Adults and £5 for children. A family 2 + 2 ticket is £27.50

More bands, acts and chefs to be announced soon.

David Holmes 07813 890221 | @IOWGarlicFest |

The Times

Screen Shot 2017-12-13 at 09.16.55

The Sun (December 2017)


Radio Times (November 2017)

Radio Times

The Guardian (November 2017)


Seven West Travel Club and West Australian (November 2017)

Seven West Travel Club and the West Australian

Travel Trade Gazette

Travel Trade Gazette

Coast Magazine

Coast Magazine copy

Jyllands-Posten (the second largest daily paper in Denmark)


Belfast Sunday Life

Belfast Sunday Life

The Scottish Sun on Sunday