An announcement is due to be made about this year’s Isle of Wight Festival next week, according to organisers.

The team behind the annual event say they are ‘exploring options’ for this year’s 4-day festival following Boris Johnson’s big reveal of his roadmap out of lockdown on Monday.

Currently, it seems unlikely that the festival will be able to go ahead on the planned date of 17th-20th June 2021 as this comes before Step Four of the roadmap on 21st June, which will see large events permitted to take place across England.

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However, it could mean that organisers will look to push the event back into July or August.

It is hoped that by the end of June all restrictions will be lifted, although social distancing, face coverings and the ‘work from home’ message may remain.

An Isle of Wight Festival spokesperson has this week said:

“Following the Prime Minister’s statement last night, we’re exploring our options and we’ll be back with more information next week.”

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