I'm going to stick my neck out and make a prediction about four things that will happen in the next few months, following the announcement that the Isle of Wight Festival 2021 is moving to mid-September.
As I've said on many previous occasions, the Isle of Wight Festival is a huge cultural boon for a small Island. It is also good value, as the tickets have been stuck at around the same price for a decade.
Honestly, after spending a year mostly pottering around the house, I am not going to be complaining if it isn't my dream lineup. The Isle of Wight Festival is a business, its future is not guaranteed and we should be grateful that the Festival is taking place at all, considering that Glastonbury and Download have both been cancelled.
I haven't sifted through the accounts for the Isle of Wight Festival but I don't imagine it is a huge leap to say that this last year has been tough. Live music has taken a battering from the Covid restrictions and if we want these events to still exist in five years' time we need to support them if we can afford to (of course, this rant doesn't apply to anyone who is suffering financially due to Covid).
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