While the Isle of Wight Festival is taking place from Friday 14 June to Sunday 16 June, some council services are affected.

Traffic restrictions are also in place, with Fairlee Road one-way (into Newport only) from midday Wednesday (12).

Seaclose Office, Newport

Seaclose Office, Newport will be closed from 12pm on Thursday June 13 – partially reopening to the public from 8.30am on Monday June 17 (depending on the service required) and fully open to the public from 8.30am on Tuesday June 16.

Anyone attending this office between Monday June 10 and Thursday June 13 – Parking during this period only will be at the entrance to Seaclose Park on the grassed area.

Register Office

The Isle of Wight Council’s Register Office Marriage Room will temporarily move to County Hall in Newport during the festival. From Friday June 14 until close of business on Saturday June 15, all civil ceremonies will be held at County Hall, Hight Street, Newport. The civil ceremonies will be back at Seaclose Park from Monday June 17.

All birth, death and marriage notice appointments will remain at Seaclose offices throughout the festival. Seaclose offices will be closed on June 14 from 12pm and all day on June 15. Telephone enquiries will continue to be handled via the existing number, (01983) 823233.

For further information, call the Register Office on (01983) 823233.

Coroner’s Office

The Coroner’s Office will operate from Seaclose offices as usual, although there will be no provision for personal collection of paperwork from Thursday June 13 at 1pm until Monday June 17. Telephone enquiries will continue to be handled via the existing number, (01983) 823010.


The crematorium will be operate at its usual opening hours over the weekend of Saturday June 15 and Sunday June 15, from 10am to 2pm.

Planning/ICT offices

The council’s Planning Services office will be closed to the public from 12pm Thursday June 13, Friday June 14, and Monday June 17. In the days leading up to and after the festival there will be public access but parking will be extremely limited so customers are advised it may be better to avoid the Seaclose office, unless it is to attend a pre-arranged meeting. The office will be open as normal to the public from 8.30am on Tuesday June 18.

Customers can check information and use the online services available on the council website at

Medina Leisure Centre/Theatre

Customers are advised that 1Leisure Medina will be closed for the duration of the Isle of Wight Festival from 2pm Thursday June 13 and will re-open at 7am on Monday June 17. Westridge at Ryde and The Heights, Sandown will be open as normal throughout this period. Swimming lessons at Medina are cancelled from Wednesday June 12 to Saturday June 15. The lessons will resume on Monday June 17.

For further information, please email [email protected] or telephone (01983) 823880.

Waste services

No changes will be made to the collection day of your waste or recycling. Please ensure all waste is out by 7am (6.30am for Fairlee Road residents) on the day of collection, as routes maybe changed due to roads being affected by traffic diversions.

Festival complaints contact

If you have any concerns relating to noise or licensing issues during the Isle of Wight Festival, you can contact the Isle of Wight Council on (01983) 823426. This is a 24-hour number.

To go to the official Isle of Wight Festival website visit: https://isleofwightfestival.com/

For further council related information, including travel regarding the festival, please visit: https://www.iow.gov.uk/Council/OtherServices/Events-Isle-of-Wight-Music-Festival/About