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Isle of Wight Festival to continue into 2013

Thu 22 Nov 2012

Isle of Wight Festival to continue into 2013

The popular Isle of Wight Festival has been given the green light to continue after a licensing dispute was resolved, relieving the thousands of people who regularly make trips to the island to see the historic event.

Councillors on the regulatory committee had been considering an application by GKN suggesting that some road issues that occured in 2012 should result in a cancellation of the festival, but have decided to dismiss the claim.

However, festival organisers Solo must publish a public document based on the Event Safety and Operational Plan and improve their traffic management for next year, the Isle of Wight County Press reports.

Solo will have been pleased to learn that no change has been made to the festival capacity of 90,000, while director John Giddings hailed the decision as a victory for common sense.

Downton Abbey star Elizabeth McGovern recently called performing at this year's Isle of Wight Festival as one of the highlights of her career.ADNFCR-3083-ID-801493341-ADNFCR

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