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Isle of Wight event 'a spectacular success'

Wed 22 Aug 2012

Isle of Wight event 'a spectacular success'

The organisers of an event that took place on the Isle of Wight last weekend have stated it was a spectacular success.

A second annual Island Highland Gathering was held at Robin Hill Country Park on Sunday (August 19th), the venue that is set to host Isle of Wight festival Bestival next month.

According to a report by the Isle of Wight County Press, a huge number of people went along to the Scottish-themed event, which was being held to raise money for the Earl Mountbatten Hospice.

Renowned bagpipe player Dr Kieron Cooney was among the acts to have performed on the day, along with folk and rock Isle of Wight combo the Wight Hot Pipes.

Attendees of the festival were also able to take part in a whisky tasting, while a Highland Games-style triathlon was held at the gathering as well.

Preparations at Robin Hill Country Park are now well underway for this summer's Bestival, which has acts such as Stevie Wonder and Florence and the Machine on the bill.

Posted by Adam PearsonADNFCR-3083-ID-801434314-ADNFCR

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