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Isle Of Wight Festival cancelled due to coronavirus outbreak

The Isle Of Wight Festival 2020 is the latest major event to be cancelled following the announcement that Glastonbury and Download will both be no longer going ahead as planned due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The historic festival was set to host such as The Chemical Brothers, Primal Scream, Lewis Capaldi, Supergrass and Duran Duran but unfortunately, this will not be the case.

In a statement made today, the festival said: “The Isle of Wight Festival will no longer be taking place this year. This decision hasn’t been taken lightly and we have tried our hardest to make it work, but it was unavoidable given the current status. The whole team was excited to welcome everyone to the island for another fantastic festival and we extend our sincere apologies to everyone who was looking forward to it as much as we were.

Adding: “The safety of our audience, artists, crew and the Isle of Wight community is paramount and we appreciate your patience whilst we’ve been working through this unprecedented situation. We’ll be back stronger than ever in 2021 and we hope to see you all again next year.”

The festival also noted that they are working hard with their ticketing partners to ensure people who bought tickets can either get a refund or retain the ticket for the 2021 event.

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