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.

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. and the big foot outlets that are not local. What have I done to earn any benefits? The world's defining voice in music and pop culture since 1952. 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. It would probably be a much better event if held on a larger site, situated in the countryside. 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. The three-day event was licensed for 70,000 however last night Isle of Wight Councillors agreed that can be increased to 90,000. A 2 hour wait is not struggling to cope! But probably they are not all going to the same point in the park at the same time. Tickets went on sale at 9am on Thursday 22 February and were sold out by Monday 26 February. Isle of Wight Festival 2021 line-up, lineup, rumours - information, lineup, line-up, news, rumours So how many households were excluded and did not have a say in the first place, is the question here! This organiser should have a festival near his own manor. © 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. 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? 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. A response rate “just short of 52%” is pretty amazing in the world of surveys. 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. Sorry! It is his own manor…he owns the farm that backs onto the river on the site, not really…. daily capacity: 60000. last updated: Wed 8th Jun 2011. I would also guess that their transport system is incluided in the admission price. Music festivals continue to be cancelled due to the outbreak. It was originally a counterculture event held from 1968 to 1970. 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. It is a disgrace that there is no legal requirement for councils to consult residents in this matter. 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. Parish Members believe that this, in itself, raises two very important and fundamental points. “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. 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. 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. It was the first festival since 2003 with no official sponsor. How would they get their….Fairlee Road is perfect..situated between two ferry ports and on a reasonably good road….. The Isle of Wight Festival is a British music festival which takes place annually in Newport on the Isle of Wight, England. © 2020 NME is a member of the media division of BandLab Technologies. 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. Ed. Would you rather Solo lose money at every festival? The Parish Council delivered questionnaires to 1102 households and had more than 570 returns; a very healthy response of just short of 52%. That’s about 32% which means that over two thirds of residents don’t care enough to register an objection. Secondly, the response on the increase in the size of the festival is a clear vindication for the position adopted by the Parish Council in opposing the last license application and speaking publicly against the increase that is continuing to cause considerable concern locally.