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Isle of Wight Festival 2021 – An interview with John Giddings

Going Live I loved your quote about cancelling the Isle of Wight Festival over your dead body.. “And I don't intend to die in the near future, fingers crossed.” Is this going to be the first concert you put on this year? “Um yes, because my wife has been doing the Covid testing at the event research programme at Sefton Park and Download, and she's at Latitude at the moment, but they are not run by me. The Isle of Wight festival team are helping the Government produce those events on the basis that we get the knowledge to be able to run the Isle

Katie Melua at the Woodland Sessions at Robin Hill

The valley at Robin Hill, home of the very first Bestival, was the perfect setting for the ‘socially distanced’ Woodland Sessions last weekend, the very weekend that would have been the IW Festival if it hadn’t been for the government’s Covid restrictions. And on the second night, Friday 17th July, Katie Melua chilled everyone out with a stunning selection from her extensive catalogue. Katie in front of the iconic marble arch at Robin Hill   Supporting artist, Simon Gough gave a haunting and atmospheric violin interlude to begin, with backdrop of coastal scenes in the twilight – were they of Island scenes? We

Jack Up’s all set to bring back the good times this summer!

With the lifting of all legal restrictions on19th July, the Island’s community retro festival is ready to re-open its gates this August enabling Islander’s to reunite with friends and family in a safe, outdoor environment. Centred around feel-good music from the 80’s and 90’s, there’s guaranteed fun for all the family! Now in its eighth year, Jack Up The Summer will feature live music from the likes of Heaven 17, Heather Small, From The Jam, Black Lace and Aswad, as well as Queen and Abba tribute groups, locally produced food and drink plus the world’s only inflatable circus including a 100ft

Upcoming Isle Of Wight Events You Can’t Miss After Lockdown

The Isle of Wight is known for lots of things, from its 57 miles of breathtaking coastline to its tourist attractions like Osborne House and The Needles, and people visit the Island every year for lots of different reasons. The many events that are hosted here on the Isle of Wight also help to make it a very popular destination and throughout the year, there is something for absolutely everyone event-wise across the Island. As you will know, lots of popular Isle of Wight events had to be cancelled last year due to the Coronavirus pandemic but this summer is going

Ventnor Fringe unveils spectacular line up!

  The multi-award-winning arts festival, which features gigs, comedy and performances in pop up venues throughout Ventnor, will return for an extended 10 day edition from 23rd July - 1st August 2021. In recent years it has become an important testing ground for artists premiering new material, running in the lead up to Edinburgh Festival Fringe. A host of new acts have been announced including RuPaul’s Drag Race UK contestant Joe Black who will be previewing new show ‘Decopunk’ plus ‘Work In Progress’ performances f rom comedians Lou Sanders (Taskmaster, Travelman, QI) Geoff Norcott (Live at the Apollo, Mash Report, Mock the

Jack Up to bring the swinging sixties to Shanklin this summer

A chance to escape back to the sixties this August! Owing to very popular demand, Jack Up Events are bringing back the good times with a very special ‘Jack Up The 60s’ evening at Shanklin Theatre on Friday, August 13th as they continue to celebrate all things retro. Multi-talented 5-piece band The Zoots will bring the unforgettable sounds of the iconic decade to life, taking audiences on both a visual and musical journey. This is THE 60s show that's been wowing audiences around the world, selling out and headlining venues from the London Palladium to Old Trafford. Having recently won the 2021 Global

Great news for Jack Up The Summer Event

We are absolutely delighted and extremely grateful to announce that we have been awarded lifeline funding thanks to the Government’s Cultural Recovery Fund to help face the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and to ensure our much-loved festival, Jack Up The Summer, has a bright and sustainable future. This funding will allow us to continue to deliver high-quality affordable, locally accessible, life-affirming musical entertainment, enabling people of all ages to enjoy the festival experience, whilst making a positive contribution to our Island community. As a completely independent, homegrown Island event, our ethos has always been to invest in local services and skills

Hot air balloons return to the Island’s skies this August

The sky’s the limit this summer as magnificent hot air balloons float back to Robin Hill for a three-day extravaganza! Sky High Night Glow, in association with T&K Masks will run daily from 5-10pm between 20th – 22nd August. After previously cancelling the event planned for May due to Government restrictions, the Robin Hill team are delighted to be able to stage this balloon exhibition with a few changes at the end of August. “We’re so pleased that we’re able to offer our visitors the chance to see some hot air balloon action this year! After a successful first week of being

The Isle of Wight TT coming in 2021!

The Isle of Wight TT / Diamond Races motorcycling race coming to the Island in 2021, which is hoping to be as popular as the famous Isle of Man TT. Riders will battle it out in a time trial format at speeds of up to 210mph in the ‘Diamond Races Isle of Wight’, which will take place on a 12.4-mile road course through villages such as Chale, Shorwell and Brighstone in October 2021. The circuit will challenge competitors through technical, winding sections as well as a 5-mile fast coastal stretch along the iconic Military Road. The Diamond Races is an all-new motorcycle

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