Isle of Wight Festival promoter laughs off Ed Sheeran row

James Hanley

Isle of Wight Festival organiser John Giddings has revealed his newfound respect for Ed Sheeran, having previously branded the singer “boring”.

Speaking at the Live UK Summit last year, the Solo Agency MD and promoter claimed: “We’re not building headliners anymore - and if boring acts like Ed Sheeran are the future, then we’re all screwed.”

The comments prompted the singer to tweet in response: “He asked me to do the festival next year a few weeks ago funnily enough and ...

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