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Isle of Wight Festival 2021 pushed back to September


The 2021 edition of the Isle of Wight Festival has changed its date, pushing back the event until September.

The festival, which takes place at Seaclose Park, was originally planned to take between June 17-20. Now though, after more details about the UK’s vaccination plans were revealed, the Isle of Wight Festival has been changed to September 16-19.

The news comes after Isle of Wight manager John Giddings previously urged crew workers to come together in a bid to roll out mass vaccinations. “We’re all sitting here moving tours left, right and centre, employing people for a year without any income, and everything I’m reading gives me less and less confidence in this vaccine being rolled out in time to make things happen,” Giddings told NME.

Adding: “It’s a very selfish thing – I want to make the Isle Of Wight Festival happen. The only way it will happen is if we get enough people vaccinated and we’re capable of doing a test very quickly.”

While the event confirmed headliners Lionel Richie, Lewis Capaldi and Snow Patrol, it is not yet known if they have agreed to take part in the changed date.