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Where is Eklectica?

Robin Hill Country Park on the beautiful Isle of Wight.

We are centrally located just 4 miles to the east of Newport on the Isle of Wight & easily accessible from the main ferry ports.

You will find us at:

The southern end of Briddlesford Road
(at the mini roundabout near the Hare & Hounds Pub)
Downend
Nr Arreton
Newport
Isle of Wight

When is Eklectica?

Saturday 9th September & Sunday 10th September 2017… a whole weekend of fun!

Tell me about Eklectica...

Described as a festival with a twist, Eklectica is an exciting combination of acts that promise to be diverse, quirky and creative – headlined by internationally renowned, show stopping tribute bands – all set within the unique woodland setting of Robin Hill.  Expect the unexpected!

The Amphitheatre boasts the idea of turning quirky into an art form by showcasing all kinds of entertainment.  From circus to poetry, comedy to fine art, theatre to burlesque, we have a line-up that will flabbergast your artistic senses!     Acts include The Victorian Circus Duo, Professor Elemental, The Mime Guys, Vintage Comedy Duo, The FB Pocket Orchestra, Dave Sharp’s Speed Painting and The Ventnor Darlings to name but a few.

Set in the stunning heart of the Woodlands you’ll find the epicentre of electronic and dance music, featuring a programme of fresh, up-tempo sounds. Saturday’s line-up promises a cut throat and current line up to include the Superb ‘Daft Club’ daft Punk tribute experience, plus south coast talent ‘Kry Wolf’ and friends.   Assuming a ‘dance classic’ posture, the Sunday line-up includes essential listening for cultured clubbers, including sounds from some of the UK’s champions of club classics.   Sunday’s line up to be announced soon.

And for those seeking a refuge from the madness elsewhere, Africa is the setting for an oasis of fun and frivolity!  Feast on a programme so diverse it merges homegrown Island talent, Mexicana and old school disco vibes!    A refuge from the madness – but only until it gets dark!  Get ready to mingle with mariachi kings ‘Vote Pedro’, get your groove on to local talent from Platform One College of Music, plus time warp back to the old school with sets from The Xtreme 80’s.   More acts to be announced soon.

Performing on the Main Stage and celebrating the music of yesterday and today, experience amazing full show productions from our tribute band headliners :

Official UK Number One Winner of The National Tribute Music Awards 2016 : Ultimate Elton John and the Rocket Band will perform a truly wonderful celebration of the life and music of Elton John on Saturday night.  Close your eyes and you won’t believe your ears, open your eyes and you won’t believe them.  You simply won’t find a closer tribute to Sir Elton John.   Indeed, Elton’s former manager, John Reid, said “I defy anyone not to believe that Paul Bacon presents the Ultimate Elton Show”.    Performing at Elton John’s mother’s 90th birthday, Elton’s mum declared him “sensational”.

Sunday gives you a double whammy of headliners!  Be prepared to be blown away by Killer Queen, the only Queen tribute band to have sold out arenas all over the world, most recently, the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre in America.  “Patrick Meyers recreation of Queen’s lead singer is simply uncanny” states Baz Bamignoye of the Daily Mail, whilst Duncan Kennedy of BBC1 said, “No detail is overlooked.  Killer Queen are kings of the musical impersonators, the highest of tributes”.

Then, to close Eklectica, relive the magic of Michael Jackson starring Ben.   With an incredible live band, stunning costumes, iconic dance show and the World’s Number One Michael Jackson soundalike, this show promises to create the most authentic, lively and powerful recreation of the iconic Superstar, that will leave even the most die-hard MJ fans crying out for more!

Supporting tribute bands on Saturday include The Killerz, Madness Tribute Band – Los Palmas 6, Mumma Mia Abba Tribute, the World’s original One Direction tribute band and Little Chix.   Whilst on Sunday, enjoy singing along with tribute bands Stevie Wonder, Duran Duran tribute band Duran 2 and Almost Olly, Olly Murs Tribute Show.

How much are tickets?

Ticket Prices

Adult Saturday – Standard £35

Adult Sunday – Standard £35

Adult Weekend – Standard £65

Young Person Saturday (10-17) – Standard £30

Young Person Sunday (10-17) – Standard £30

Young Person Weekend (10-17) – Standard £55

Child Saturday (5-9) – Standard £20

Child Sunday (5-9) – Standard £20

Child Weekend (5-9) – Standard £35

Infant Weekend (4 & Under) – Standard £0

Infant Saturday (4 & Under) – Standard £0

Infant Sunday (4 & Under) – Standard £0

Check out our Buy Tickets page for more details.

When is the event open?

The event is open to the public at 11.00 – 01.00 on Saturday 9th September, and 11.00 – 01.00 on Sunday 10th September.

We will avoid queuing where possible but please allow time to pass through our admissions area and personal/bag searches. There may also be slight delays leaving the site depending upon demand for buses and taxis.

Parking on site is limited and by ticket only – please purchase your parking ticket in conjunction with your event tickets HERE

Can I bring the family?

Absolutely!

Eklectica has a two-day programme of fresh entertainment and performances suitable for all ages to enjoy! Check out ‘What’s On

Please note: All family members will need tickets (Including under 4’s which are free). Please ensure you book for the whole family.

What can I expect?

Described as a festival with a twist, Eklectica is an exciting combination of acts that promise to be diverse, quirky and creative – headlined by internationally renowned, show stopping tribute bands – all set within the unique woodland setting of Robin Hill.  Expect the unexpected!

Check out our line-up of acts, performances, and bands on our ‘What’s on‘ page.

Is there camping?

Our 2017 event does not include camping. However, if you are visiting the Island for the weekend, there are many places to stay which can be found on the Visit Isle of Wight website.

For Island residents and visitors, Eklectica is providing a regular service to and from the site via Newport. Tickets will include transport from any town served by Southern Vectis on the Isle of Wight via Newport. There will be dedicated onward services from Newport to other towns on the Island. Please ensure you book your travel with your ticket.

Anti-Tout Information

All of our tickets have unique barcodes, and once used – cannot be used again.

Beware of unauthorised ticket agencies and touts. We are ONLY selling tickets direct from Eklectica.live

If you have any concerns, contact us at hello@eklectica.live

Do you have Disabled Access?

Eklectica promotes full accessibility for those with disabilities

Please bear in mind that there are limited hard standing paths/routes and some steep inclines within the park which may make access a little difficult, especially in bad weather.

  • Disabled ticketing includes;
  • General Admission entry through the main gate or accessible entrance gate
  • Access to an extensive range of bars, food traders in the main arena
  • Right to use accessible toilets, which are located within all main areas at the event
  • Right to access the disabled viewing area within the main arena

Personal Assistant Pass

  • This pass is limited to one per paying Disabled customer and is provided free of charge to allow admission to the specialist viewing areas alongside the disabled guest.
  • The pass is issued at the Customer Service Hub, located at the main admission area on presenting the disabled customer ticket and a valid admissions ticket for the PA.
  • The Personal Assistant pass is interchangeable during the event, so if customers come in a group it can be swapped with other members of the party.

Sorry, disabled parking, whilst allocated is located in the main parking area and may not be ‘hardstanding’.

Specialist View Areas

Ground Level View platform in Main Arena;

This is a hard standing, ground level area for customers with disabilities who wish to stand for the event, but need a less crowded area and/or the option of sitting for short periods of time.

There will not be an unrestricted sight line of the stage when seated in this area, as there will be customers in front of the Ground Level Viewing Area who are likely to be standing up.

Specialised Viewing Area Access

A pass providing access to the above specialised viewing areas will be provided at the Customer Service Hub located inside the event in the main admission area, on presenting ticket and proof of disability.

Further accessibility and disabled enquires should be directed to hello@eklectica.live

Contact team Eklectica...

Trader Enquires:

For all trade enquiries, please contact:

hello@eklectica.live

General Enquires: 

For all general enquiries, please contact:

hello@eklectica.live

Media Enquires:

For all Media & PR enquires please contact:

media@eklectica.live

Only direct media enquiries will be answered by our Press Office

HERE is the full press release!