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A response rate “just short of 52%” is pretty amazing in the world of surveys. True, there is some money retained on the Island re pubs and part-time work for the festival, but this pales into insignificance compared to the gross receipts. Conservative councillor Geoff Lumley said it would be a “step too far”, but it was decided that the island would be able to cope with the increase in numbers. No matter if the Festival has 50,000, 75,000 or 90,000 revellers attending, it still does not generate that much money for the Island economy, as most, I live near one of the ferries and it doesn’t bother me at all. Next month's event can now hold more staff members. Why should I benefit? “We would … In some respects the level of support for the festival is good to see and the Members of the Committee think that the promoter could well draw some comfort from the results along with the Officers (IWC) involved in the local transportation arrangements as well as the Police. because we have the noise, Here we go again, lets bash the IOW Festival time.. How on earth can it be diabolical that an organisation wants to make money – surely that’s what they are in the business of doing? The three-day event was licensed for 70,000 however last night Isle of Wight Councillors agreed that can be increased to 90,000. But probably they are not all going to the same point in the park at the same time. Adding to Glastonbury, which was cancelled last week, Brighton’s The Great Escape, Birmingham’s Supersonic and Radio 1’s Big Weekend festival in Dundee have all also been called off. Isle of Wight and Download festivals, two of the first major events in the UK’s summer music calendar, have cancelled their 2020 events due to Covid-19. Excuse me Don, but get your facts right, i am a fairlee road resident and we got free tickets for the 1st time last year!!! It was originally a counterculture event held from 1968 to 1970. Ahh, another “public consultation” to which the IW Council will pay no attention to whatsoever. The Isle of Wight Festival is a British music festival which takes place annually in Newport on the Isle of Wight, England. It will not be a reasonable road for long; far too much heavy traffic and buses. Ticket holders for each event are entitled to refunds, or to carry over their ticket to 2021. surely that is exactly what they do in Disneyland…move over 100,000 visitors every day from bus to bus to light train system. I think most festival goers would say that, Alton Towers or Disneyland do not have to transport 90,000 punters from one ride to another by bus. It is his own manor…he owns the farm that backs onto the river on the site, not really…. Yes there are thousands of people arriving and alot more buses but its no big deal really.Nor would it bother me living near the site. And as far as I know, they are not open for just one weekend a year so there isn’t as much urgency in getting their punters on and off site. Results of local survey of residents regarding the Isle of Wight Festival increased capacity to 90,000, Read and contribute to the 33 readers' comments ↓, Thanks to Maxine for sharing results of the survey carried out recently in Newport in relation to the increased capacity of 90,000 at the Isle of Wight Festival. This organiser should have a festival near his own manor. The appraisal of the remainder of the returned questionnaires will, in due course, put more ‘flesh on the bones’ in terms of the overall response. AIF currently represents over 50 member events, ranging from the 800- capacity Starry Skies to the 55,000-capacity Isle of Wight Festival. Maybe they do. Of course the bus, ferries, supermarkets are local, or do all their employees fly in from the mainland? Oh hang on, even you were moaning about that! The Parish Council delivered questionnaires to 1102 households and had more than 570 returns; a very healthy response of just short of 52%. The three key strands to AIF’s work are uniting a national network of independent promoters, business support and development and … Would you rather Solo lose money at every festival? Too near the hospice and it is far to big event. 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Ed. 64% oppose increased capacity Ed The Planning & Licensing Committee of Newport Parish Council have announced their initial findings after an extensive survey of residents in the vicinity of the festival site at Seaclose Park and declared it to have been a thoroughly worthwhile … Sure we can cope, and the likes of Morrison’s rubbing their hands with glee at all the extra cash. Thanks to Maxine for sharing results of the survey carried out recently in Newport in relation to the increased capacity of 90,000 at the Isle of Wight Festival. The Isle of Wight festival organisers said it was “unavoidable given the current status” of the outbreak, while Download offered “heartfelt apologies”. Most of those who receive a complimentary ticket for the distribution, sell their tickets and have a weekend on the mainland – Others cash in on off-road parking and sales of drinks etceteras. Sounds a jolly place to be – Thank God I’m well away. The Isle of Wight Festival 2007 was the sixth revived Isle of Wight Festival on the Seaclose Park site in Newport on the Isle of Wight. Isle of Wight Festival organisers won their bid to increase capacity by 20,000 reports the Isle Of Wight County Press, ( here ). Isle of Wight Festival 2021 line-up, lineup, rumours - information, lineup, line-up, news, rumours The world's defining voice in music and pop culture since 1952. Tickets went on sale at 9am on Thursday 22 February and were sold out by Monday 26 February. Are you saying they don’t have the infrastructure? Parklife and Lovebox festivals, due the same weekend as Download and Isle of Wight, have also not yet been called off. Then opinions would soon change. The Planning & Licensing Committee of Newport Parish Council have announced their initial findings after an extensive survey of residents in the vicinity of the festival site at Seaclose Park and declared it to have been a thoroughly worthwhile exercise. daily capacity: 60000. last updated: Wed 8th Jun 2011. I don’t know why the festival has to be held in Newport? Also, I doubt if they are all carrying camping equipment, crates of beer and other bulky items. The 70,000-capacity Isle of Wight festival was due to host Lewis Capaldi, the Chemical Brothers, Duran Duran, Lionel Richie and more, from 11-14 June, while the 80,000-capacity Download was to welcome headliners Kiss, Iron Maiden and System of a Down the same weekend. We (VB) are not bashing the festival, we’re simply reporting the outcome of the residents’ survey. Newcastle’s This Is Tomorrow festival has been postponed until 14-16 August from its original date of 22-24 May, as has Liverpool’s Sound City, from 1-3 May to 25-27 September. No more tickets will be made available for the event but the extra capacity will allow for more backstage crew and security, reports BBC News. The Isle Of Wight Festival has had its legal capacity increased by 20,000. “the local companies that benefit, the local bus company that benefit, the ferry and hovercraft companies that benefit”, You mean the local bus company that is not local? and the ferries that are not local… and the supermarket chains that are not local. A 2 hour wait is not struggling to cope! Made me smile when some wrote saying the infrastructure on the Island could not cope (4 Days) how is it going to cope with all the new estates being built here and more people coming here to live. © 2020 NME is a member of the media division of BandLab Technologies. Another looming event, All Points East festival – taking place over numerous dates from 22 to 31 May in London’s Victoria Park – has not yet been cancelled, but is expected to be, as is the three-city Dot to Dot festival from 22-24 May. No houses there, so nobody will complain, eh? © Copyright On The Wight Ltd 2005-19 | Terms and conditions | Privacy Policy | Contact | Advertise | Isle of Wight Weather, Any views or opinions presented in the comments below must comply with the. Yes, Mr Mullery, lets have it in the countryside, like the Bestival @ Robin Hill. This year of festival and bestival was the last straw, I was one of the lucky ones who received the questionnaire and was therefore able as a resident in close proximity to the Festival, to express unreservedly my concerns over the Councils agreement in May, to extend the number to 90,000. The Committee believe that this demonstrates that a very large number of local residents have a view on the matter and they were prepared to take the time to share that view with others as part of a formalised process, whether it’s in opposition or in support of the festival. The 70,000-capacity Isle of Wight festival was due to host Lewis Capaldi, the Chemical Brothers, Duran Duran, Lionel Richie and more, from 11-14 June, while the 80,000-capacity … That’s about 32% which means that over two thirds of residents don’t care enough to register an objection. It is a disgrace that there is no legal requirement for councils to consult residents in this matter. The application from promoters Solo was backed by councillors last night (May 17) despite one representative saying the move would be “unbearable”. Metal and pop events called off, joining Glastonbury, the Great Escape and more on the cancellation list, • Coronavirus and culture – a list of major cancellations, Last modified on Wed 1 Jul 2020 13.03 EDT. I shall be away in the Canary Isles, so on with the Motley, yobs, booze and drugs; not forgetting the rip-off’s:-( Have fun! Maybe that should be the headline figure? Coronavirus and culture – a list of major cancellations. 33 Comments on "Isle of Wight Festival: Residents Oppose 90,000 Capacity". It could also bring traffic chaos and extra problems for nearby residents. For distribution, read disruption. Only businesses benefit – When my council tax is reduced I just mat change my tune – Pigs can fly. Sorry! Money, money that’s what it’s all about. I have no objections to a 90.000 capacity festival, although Seaclose Park is not the appropriate place for such a large number of people. Actually, not all Newport households received such a questionnaire, ours being one for a start… It was the first festival since 2003 with no official sponsor. Parish Members believe that this, in itself, raises two very important and fundamental points. The item is a news piece, not opinion. Further details and additional analysis will appear on the Parish Council website in due course. So how many households were excluded and did not have a say in the first place, is the question here! I would also guess that their transport system is incluided in the admission price. Music festivals continue to be cancelled due to the outbreak. Even Alton Towers and Disneyland have longer queues than that! e.g. Hmm, looks like my crystal ball was spot on! “For a 10,000-capacity festival, your power will cost you between £60,000 and £100,000,” says Gareth Cooper, co-founder of Festival No 6. and the big foot outlets that are not local. It took place between 8–10 June 2007.

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