After rescheduling the festival from June to September, after running the festival from June to September, Isle of Wight Festival boss John Giddings told Access that the artist line-up will be primarily composed of British acts and will be given a 5000 to 50000 operated with reduced audience capacity

Giddings said that ticket sales have been closed since the announcement yesterday Jan. March, it was extremely strong that he was on the 16 until 19 “When we heard the announcement that step 4 of the reopening plan would be postponed on Sept. June started with When our event on 20 June ended, I thought, we’re done We made the management decision to postpone it until the end of September to give us as long as possible to make it as safe as possible and the response has been fantastic ”

The managing director of Solo Agency said tens of thousands of ticket holders at the canceled 2020 event had kept their tickets and he was confident they would sell out: “If we had postponed until next year, some people would have been holding onto their tickets since two and a half years

“I wanted it three months later because I didn’t want to be the guinea pig – the first show. We have always been the first show of the season, now we will be the last show of the season”

“We spent a couple of weeks with authorities including Public Health England to see if we could get this done later in the year. I wanted it three months later because I didn’t want to be the guinea pig – the first show We always been the first show of the season, now we will be the last show of the season All government orders will be in place to make it as safe for the people as possible and by then the whole of Britain will be vaccinated ”

The event, originally scheduled for Nov. until 20 Scheduled June consisted of Snow Patrol, Duran Duran, Lionel Ritchie, Primal Scream and Jess Glynne Giddings said the line IP is likely to change: “We will update the line-up We are talking to everyone because they are not necessarily all available in September However, if no one makes it, we will invite them again to perform at the event next June

“The good news is that there are British bands out there who really want to play and entertain people. It’s going to be the great UK music festival”

The veteran agent and promoter said the safety of staff, artists and audiences is paramount when planning the event: “We are going to have a really robust Covid plan. We have experts who deal with these issues I don’t want for to be responsible for a fourth wave ”

The first incarnation of the Isle of Wight Festival premiered in 1968 and ran until 1970.In August 1970, a 17-year-old attended Giddings along with nearly 600000 other people attended the event to see performances by acts like Jimi Hendrix, The Who, and The Doors

Giddings revived the event in 2002 after a 32-year hiatus, with the festival set to contribute more than £ 10 million a year to the local economy

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