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Isle of Wight Festival 'lived up to friendly reputation'

Tue 15 Jun 2010

Isle of Wight Festival 'lived up to friendly reputation'

Last weekend's Isle of Wight Festival lived up to the event's reputation as a friendly place to be.

According to island police, the vast majority of the 55,000 who headed to the island for the event were well-behaved.

A spokesman for Hampshire Constabulary told the Isle of Wight County Press that only 26 people had been arrested by Sunday afternoon, with just over 100 thefts reported.

"The vast majority of the 55,000 people at the Isle of Wight Festival enjoyed themselves safely and responsibly. The festival lived up to its relaxed, family friendly reputation," the spokesperson said.

They added that positive feedback had been given about the event's Safety Advisory Group, as well as security staff working at the Isle of Wight Festival.

Sir Paul McCartney closed the music event by performing a hit-heavy set featuring Beatles classics such as Hey Jude, while earlier in the weekend US rap superstar Jay-Z headlined along with rock band The Strokes.

Posted by Louise Parkes ADNFCR-3083-ID-19837545-ADNFCR

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