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I was a massive festival goer in my younger years, sadly as you grow up and take on more responsibility, less money and become attached often your festival going days tend to dwindle. You also find a sudden distinct dislike of discomfort and certainly don't want to be reminded of your advancing years by being pushed and shoved around by a load of 'youth' during the headliner acts.

Having said all that there are festivals and there are festivals and it would make me way to sad to not go to any at all. So the Isle of Wight is my chosen keeper. It's a festival that's not going to leave you with cold feet and an achy back or feeling like you're a parent before you even have your own kids worrying about the state of youngsters around you. You also don't need to feel as though you need a holiday afterwards because you can combine it with a bit of sightseeing turning this into a festi-mini-break which is far more adult and civilised.

The Isle of Wight Festival really welcomes all ages, no one is going to get 'I feel old' pangs here, you can even introduce the next generation of festival goers as it's massively kid friendly. It always has a great line up, extra entertainment, a variety of bars, luxury camping options and you get to go there on a ferry for God's sake!

It's hard to top. The perfect festi-mini break (I think I'll coin that phrase), plus - and it's a bit plus - it always seems to land on the great weather.

If you go this year, please combine it with a little Isle of Wight sightseeing and definitely book yourself into The Hut for a seafood platter. I have been missing that place all year and can't wait to go back.

This year is the festival's Golden Jubilee 50th Anniversary and acts I'll be jostling to the front for include Hurts, The Wombats, Depeche Mode, The Killers and Kasabian.

Thursday 21st June - stick it in your diary and start planning your weekend, tickets can be found here.


isle of wight festivalYou lucky readers we've got yet another chance for you to win tickets to Isle of Wight festival next weekend...

wagamama is set to take festival eating to another level with their wagamama lounge. The lounge has already been to Parklife Festival and will soon be bringing delicious Japanese-inspired dishes to the masses at Camp Bestival and Bestival.

Ahead of that, the wagamama lounge will be celebrating it’s unique style of music, food and art at next weekend’s Isle of Wight festival.  They’ll be serving up fresh food for festival goers to enjoy in a stylish and comfortable lounge throughout the day and night.

To celebrate this, wagamama are offering you the chance to win a pair of tickets to the festival and vouchers to use in the lounge. All you have to do is tell us what other festival the wagamama lounge has appeared at. Send your answers to tellus@wjlondonnew.wpengine.com.

For more information on the wagamama lounge head to their official Facebook page at www.facebook.com/wagamama

*Prize is for x2 tickets to the Isle of Wight festival not including travel or accommodation with no cash exchange and wagamama lounge vouchers 

win tickets to isle of wight festivalFancy being in with the chance of winning tickets to Isle of Wight festival? Then read on...

Carling, the nation’s favourite beer and official pouring partner of the Isle of Wight Festival, has teamed up with Who’s Jack to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a pair of tickets to the world renowned event.

The Isle of Wight festival has lined up some of the biggest names in British music with Tinie Tempah, Biffy Clyro and The Vaccines set to take the crowds by storm on this year’s main stage.

2012 looks set to be another amazing year of festivals and while you may not be able to depend on the weather, Carling will be making sure that everyone remains a happy camper by putting on The Carling Refresh Rooms - so when you’re not throwing some shapes, you can head over and enjoy an ice-cold beer and even win the chance to grab a refreshing shower.

All you need to do to stand a chance of winning this great prize is answer the following question:

Name two acts playing at this year's Isle of Wight festival.

Send your answers to tellus@wjlondonnew.wpengine.com and Tweet us to let us know you've entered.

This weekend Mark headed to the Isle of Wight Festival, here's what he thought...

Oh Jarvis, you sexy bastard. Quite simply fantastic, Pulp made the weekend, after an out of sorts Friday headliner, Kings of Leon, had failed to impress and seemed rather low-key. So, on the sunset slot on the main stage, up stepped the Britpop legends Pulp and got us all dancing like Common People at the Disco 2000. Jarvis Cocker minced and strutted his way through This is Hardcore and Babies too, with a greatest hits set-list, that couldn't fail to please.

The weekend also offered the one and only Sir Tom Jones in the Big Top tent. We were treated to a whole medley of songs from his amazing career, which included Green Green Grass of Home and Delilah. The songs were all punctuated by Sir Tom's storytelling, which is definitely starting to resemble that of Grandpa Simpson, but hey, it's Tom Jones, if he wants to tell a slightly rambling story, who are we to stop him?

Headlining the Saturday night were the Foo Fighters and although it was definitely an enjoyable set, no one enjoyed it more than Dave Grohl. You get the impression that he may have been loving playing music just as much if it was just him and the band in a garage somewhere. So comfortable is he with the position of rock demi-God among so many fans, that any pressure he ever felt under to succeed has seemingly long gone, leaving a man who just wants to rock out.

And, of course, it wouldn't be a real British festival without the full set of weather conditions, so after a gloriously sunny Saturday, it had to be a wet and windy Sunday, the rain whipping at our faces as we left, somewhat damp, but singing 'I wanna be like common people' all the way home. Pulp, we salute you.


The Carling Local: Isle of Wight Festival Tickets Competition

This summer Carling is offering you the chance to have a Perfect Pint. Who's Jack is offering you the chance to win a pair of tickets to visit the Carling Local at the Isle of Wight Festival this year, one of the best British festivals of the summer. With music, games and draught lager served ice cold in the campsite area of the festival, you and your mates will be given the chance to enjoy Carling’s idea of a perfect pint experience.

For your chance to win please answer the following question:

Where will the ‘Carling Local’ bar be at the Isle of Wight festival?

A)    In the campsite

B)   Inside the arena

C)   In the car park

Send your answers to whosjack@gmail.com

Prize includes 2 x standard tickets

If you’re looking for the Perfect Pint experience, Carling has it sorted. For more information about the Perfect Pint promotion, the Carling Local and the music festivals they will be at visit www.carling.com/perfectpint

Carling operates Challenge 21 policy, please don’t be offended if we ask you for ID.