64% oppose increased capacity Maybe they do. No houses there, so nobody will complain, eh? Oh hang on, even you were moaning about that! Next month's event can now hold more staff members. Only businesses benefit – When my council tax is reduced I just mat change my tune – Pigs can fly. and the ferries that are not local… and the supermarket chains that are not local.
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 … Money, money that’s what it’s all about. More results to come No complimentary ticket for anyone! 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. The Isle Of Wight Festival has had its legal capacity increased by 20,000. 33 Comments on "Isle of Wight Festival: Residents Oppose 90,000 Capacity". Yes, Mr Mullery, lets have it in the countryside, like the Bestival @ Robin Hill. Oh, and there’s no signifitant expanse of water for the punters to cross to get there all in one. It will not be a reasonable road for long; far too much heavy traffic and buses. 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. some residents who back onto the site have had free tickets from the offset, 2010 year a few households were informed free tickets were available, this year is the 1st year all residents got 2 tickets, why?? 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. 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! The initial analysis shows that while 71% of the respondents continue to support holding the festival at Seaclose Park, some 64% (358 households) are opposed to the increase to 90,000 that was agreed about six months ago just before the last event. Firstly, irrespective of the shortcomings of the relevant legislation that places no statutory requirement on the Licensing Authority to consult residents, the view is that IWC had at least a moral obligation to local people and should have conducted a comprehensive resident survey prior to now and certainly before the decision taken in May to increase the size of the event to up to 90,000.
It took place between 8–10 June 2007. The three key strands to AIF’s work are uniting a national network of independent promoters, business support and development and … Of course the bus, ferries, supermarkets are local, or do all their employees fly in from the mainland? So 358 households out of 1102 polled objected to the increase. 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. It struggled to cope during this year’s festival with people waiting up to 2 hours to get on a bus from Ryde. The 2011 headliners will be Foo Fighters, Kasabian and Kings Of Leon. It could also bring traffic chaos and extra problems for nearby residents. “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? Maybe that should be the headline figure? surely that is exactly what they do in Disneyland…move over 100,000 visitors every day from bus to bus to light train system. “Moral obligation to local people” As Katy Bell comments, most of the profit goes to the mainland. 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.
Parklife and Lovebox festivals, due the same weekend as Download and Isle of Wight, have also not yet been called off. 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.
Coronavirus and culture – a list of major cancellations. 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. Actually, not all Newport households received such a questionnaire, ours being one for a start… 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 …
The annual weekender, which takes place on June 10-12 this year, has seen its capacity increased from 70,000 to 90,000 for its 10th anniversary.