Cirque de la Quirk Isle of Wight Festival

Roll up Roll up! Cirque de la Quirk is returning to The Isle of Wight Festival with a BANG!

London warm up show announced for Friday 22nd April

Following on from the success of last year’s Cirque de la Quirk stage takeover, The Isle of Wight Festival today announces that Cirque is back for 2016 – and this time… for the whole weekend!

Over the weekend of 9th-12th June, festival-goers will get the chance to step into a worry free nonsensical world. From live body painting to strutting your stuff in their popular dance off, there is something for all ages, shapes and mental states at the Circus!

You’ll be able to experience the Backstage Creation Tent, aimed to relax and rest your ringing ears by hunkering down on bean bags and pillow pits or getting involved with colouring therapy, creative workshops and face painting. Head to the Wonky Races Tent to spice up the weekend with silly, challenging and competitive games, before heading to the pièce de résistance: The Main Stage! Compered by Cirque’s very own Jackie Jibbles and Madame Molly, Cirque de la Quirk will have musical treats to get everyone bouncing and dancing for the whole weekend. Electric Swing Circus, Dub Pistols, Benny Page, Far Too Loud and Freear (Slamboree DJ set) are just a few of the artists lined up to grace the Cirque, along with circus performers from the wonderful people at Forgotten Circus. There’ll be enough to make the most statuesque of tail feathers wiggle with verve and vigour!

Plus, to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday and Queen + Adam Lambert’s headlining slot on the Sunday, Cirque de la Quirk will be hosting a special tongue-in-cheek, very English (and slightly rowdy) tea party! Think bunting, chaps and moustaches with a dollop of electro swing beats provided by Cirque’s lovable favourites, Miles Metric and the Rumpsteppers!

Can’t wait ’til June? Well, a special warm up show has been announced! On Friday 22nd April at Mode in Ladbroke Grove, London, The Isle of Wight Festival will present ‘Cirque de la Quirk’s Warm Up Wiggle’. You are invited to get stuck into the music, life and festival spirit of the circus. Come and let your inner quirk shine through! Join the ridiculousness of the Wonky Races, experience the immersive performances from the Forgotten Circus and dance the night away in preparation for the start of Summer, The Isle of Wight Festival 2016!

Tickets for ‘Cirque de la Quirk’s Warm Up Wiggle’ available now from Eventbrite:

Check out Cirque de la Quirk at The Isle of Wight Festival 2015:

Cirque de la Quirk was launched in London, March 2015 by Molly McQueen and Jack Freeman. With their shared passion for the creative arts and pure determination to showcase un-seen talent, they decided to create a truly unique cabaret party. They bedazzle audiences with stunning circus performances, extraordinary musical artists and soul-enriching silliness to provide an experience to tickle all your senses!

The Isle of Wight Festival takes place 9th-12th June at Seaclose Park, headlined by

Stereophonics, Faithless, The Who, and Queen + Adam Lambert, go to for full line up and ticket information.

A full range of ticket, travel and camping / accommodation options are available for The Isle of Wight Festival

·      Weekend with/without Camping – £195
·      Student – £175
·      Teen – £145
·      Children under 12 – free
·      Disabled Access – Must be purchased via the Ticketmaster Special Access number 0800 988 4440

Boutique Camping:

  • Camp Kerala Mademoiselle provide Luxury Glamping backstage with room service and VIP transport
  • Tangerine Fields – Turn up and find your tent already pitched plus Tangerine Bar and Cafe and grooming facilities
  • Eve’s Tipis – Try something different and stay in a tipi, plus enjoy cocktails or champagne from the bar or some hot breakfast options to start your day right
  • Podpads – Bunk down in the colourful Podpads with solid wood or canvas options
  • Love Your Tent – enjoy an ethical camping experience plus hot showers and a Poodle Parlour!
  • Pink Moon Camping – Choose from a colourful collection of accommodation and enjoy your weekend with a unique camping experience!

A variety of travel options including ferry, speed boats, river crossing, Big Green Coach Company and National Rail can be viewed on the festival’s website.

For more information please contact:
DawBell PR
T: 020 3327 7111
Kate Etteridge –
Lisa Birch (print) –
Amelia O’Shea (online) –
Maria Barham (broadcast) –

The Isle of Wight Festival 2016 Line Up To Date

Stereophonics – Faithless – The Who – Queen + Adam Lambert


Adam Ant – Alabama 3 – Blossoms – Busted – Buzzcocks – Cast – The Corrs – The Cribs – The Damned – Everything Everything – The Family Rain – Feeder – Gabrielle Aplin – The Godfathers – Gutterdammerung – Half Moon Run – The High Kings – Iggy Pop – Jess Glynne – Joanne Shaw Taylor – The Kills – Lissie  – Maxi Jazz & The E-Type Boys – Mike + The Mechanics – Ocean Colour Scene – Pendulum (DJ set) – Reef – Reverend and the Makers – Richard Ashcroft –  The Second Sons – Sex Pissed Dolls – Sigma (live) – SIXX: AM – Status Quo – Sunset Sons – Turin Brakes – Twin Atlantic – The Wonder Stuff