Some festivals are boldly going where others have had to pull out. One of the higher profile festivals is the Isle of Wight which, like all the others, had to cancel in 2020.
The island is buzzing now though as it has been announced that the festival is going ahead at the later date of September 16 to 19. Organisers have been working hard to find a way round having to cancel again and, after looking at all the options, they have come up with the simple solution of putting it back for three months.
A spokesperson for the organisers said: “We are really excited that we are moving back the dates so that the popular Isle of Wight Festival can go ahead in 2021. We are aiming to bring back as many of the previously-engaged artistes as possible but one thing is certain, we shall have a stellar line-up for the festival weekend.”
Tom Jones and Lionel Ritchie were among the big names previously booked to appear.
By mid-September, it is hoped that all adults across the UK will have been vaccinated and life will have returned to as near normality as possible. Since social restrictions are due to be abolished by the end of June the postponement should mean that the festival will be back to its usual fantastic standard.
Although the line-up has not yet been confirmed, tickets for the Isle of Wight Festival are on sale now at Isle of Wight Festival Tickets.
All existing tickets will remain valid for September, so keep hold of them. If you cannot make the new dates then you should contact your ticket provider to get a refund.
With the Wychwood, Leeds and the Reading Festivals also announced to go ahead, it might be a great and long summer after all.