The Isle Of Wight Festival has announced it will go ahead this year, but is moving from June to September following the government’s roadmap out of lockdown announcement. It was originally due to run from 17 to 20 June, just ahead of the date of 21 June given by Boris Johnson as the earliest possible to lift all COVID-19 restrictions in England. There are fears many festivals planned even for after that date will still be forced to cancel due to the uncertainty over dates and large-scale events, and on Monday, organisers for rock festival Download announced they were calling it off for a second year. But Isle Of Wight organisers have decided to postpone instead, announcing on Tuesday: “The Isle of Wight Festival is a summer staple and two years without being together on the island is too long. “That’s why we’re so excited to announce that we’re moving the festival to 16 to 19 September 2021. Advertisement “We’re thrilled to be able to welcome everyone to the island in September.” Acts including Lionel Richie, Lewis Capaldi , Duran Duran and Primal Scream had been due to play at the festival, which has a capacity of 70,000, in June…. Read full this story
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