Isle of Wight Festival wins battle to retain site licence

Tom Pakinkis

Isle of Wight festival promoter Solo has won a battle to prevent the event’s licence from being withdrawn, allowing it to remain at its current location.

The future of the festival taking place on its current site was placed in some doubt after aerospace firm GKN claimed it lost £50,000 because of traffic chaos around the event this year. Councillors met today to make a decision on the claim.

Solo boss John Giddings has just tweeted, however, that the Isle ...

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