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Public backing for Isle of Wight Festival site

Wed 31 Oct 2012

Public backing for Isle of Wight Festival site

Members of the public on the Isle of Wight continue to support the hosting of the Isle of Wight Festival at Seaclose Park in Newport each summer, a poll has found.

Some 70 per cent of the respondents to research indicated they would be happy for the event to take place at the site again next year, reports the Isle of Wight County Press.

But 60 per cent of those who responded to Newport Parish Council's latest residents' survey said they believe the traffic problems witnessed at the event this summer could have been avoided.

Bad weather conditions on the Isle of Wight complicated matters and many ticketholders found it hard to get to the Seaclose Park festival site.

The event was deemed to be a success by the organisers despite the problems and acts such as Pearl Jam, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band were among those to play at the festival this year.

Posted by Jon NobleADNFCR-3083-ID-801479390-ADNFCR

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