Isle Of Wight Festival in trouble
The iconic Isle Of Wight festival may be forced to cancel the event in 2017 due to spiralling costs and lack of ticket sales.

The organisers, Solo Promoters Ltd, have been in talks with the local council to discuss lowering the fees placed on them by the local authority, asking them to reduce the fees by £42,000 to £13,000, but Solo has now withdrawn its request to the council and will work with it to look at other alternatives to help reducing the costs of staging the event.

‘There is a real risk that unless Solo can reduce its costs and or increase ticket sales that the event may be cancelled,’ the BBC claimed a report from the council read.

Solo MD John Giddings resurrected the festival with the council in 2002. The event has gone on to host the likes of David Bowie, Paul McCartney and The Rolling Stones. This year’s event was headlined by The Who, Queen + Adam Lambert, Stereophonics and Faithless.