Isle Of Wight Festival confirms 2017 dates

Isle Of Wight Festival confirms 2017 dates

The Isle Of Wight Festival has ended speculation over its future by confirming its 2017 edition for June 8-11.

The announcement comes after Isle Of Wight Festival promoter Solo withdrew its request for the local council to waive its hire fee for Seaclose Park. Solo said it would work with the authority to look at other alternatives to help reducing the costs of staging the event. 

Isle Of Wight Council receives £55,000 a year from Solo for use of the site and holds a bond of £26,000 for the replacement or repair of any damage to the park during the event. 

This year marked the 15th anniversary of the Isle of Wight Festival since it was successfully relaunched in 2002. It has hosted headliners including Foo Fighters, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, The Killers, Paul McCartney, Coldplay, Queen + Adam Lambert, The Who, Blur and Fleetwood Mac. The festival recently won Best Festival (over 40,000) at the Live Music Business Awards and Best Family Festival at the Family Traveller Awards.

Tickets for 2017 go on sale on Monday, November 7.

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