Isle of Wight Festival squares up to Glastonbury!

After last year's resurrection of the classic rock festival, which played host to the Jimi Hendrix, The Who, The Doors and Bob Dylan among others, a few decades ago, the Isle of Wight Festival is back with a vengeance, with plans for major expansion...

The festival will grow to two days, this year, and will take place on  June 7 and 8, with an increased capacity of 20,000 per day (up from 15,000 last year. The organises have revealed that they are prepared to compete with Glastonbury by scheduling the event in the same month.

They stated, “It is at the end of the exams and still long way away from the  Reading and V festivals. The intention is to go ahead of Glastonbury. I will be spending a lot more on headline acts this year, and I am in negotiations with acts at the moment, but I don’t want to say who.”

Last year’s festival, featured The Charlatans, Starsailor, Hundred Reasons, The Coral and Robert Plant, attracting less-than-capacity crowds of around 10,000.

Tickets will be priced £50 for the weekend and £30 per day, with camping £10 extra, and discounted ferry prices.

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