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IoW Festival - the big clean up

The Isle of Wight Festival has come to a close, and its organisers say lessons will be learned after bad weather caused chaos for revellers.

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IoW organiser 'did his best'

Organiser of Isle of Wight Festival, John Giddings, says he did his best to prepare for bad weather - he wants to make it up to music fans.

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Hunt for man after women assaulted at IOW festival

Police are searching for a man suspected of indecently assaulting a woman at the Isle of Wight Festival.

A woman in her 40s was standing alone in the Cabaret Club waiting for friends between 6.30pm and 7pm on Sunday 15th June.

She was approached from behind by a man who assaulted her physically and indecently for about five to ten minutes before walking away.

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The suspect was wearing a green short sleeved polo shirt with a white stripe around the collar Credit: Hampshire Police

The suspect has been described as white, in his early 40s, 6ft, medium build with short spiky brown hair with sideburns.

We are keen to talk to anyone who was in the Cabaret Club between 6.30pm and 7pm watching the burlesque show on Sunday, June 15. They may have seen this incident, which occurred at the entrance to the show floor, particularly the woman who spoke to the victim to check on her welfare.”

– Investigating officer Detective Constable Vici Hayward of Isle of Wight CID

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T'Pau on tour for 25th anniversary

They were massive in the eighties, with a quadruple platinum debut album, and success here, as well as all over the world.

Yes, T'Pau - who will be playing at the Isle of Wight Festival in a few days time, are on tour for their 25th anniversary.

Our reporter Divya Kohli caught up with lead singer Carol Decker just before the band were about to go on stage in Hampshire.

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Council hope to keep festival traffic flowing

Stuart Love, Isle of Wight Council's strategic director for the economy and environment, said: “We hope that there will be no repeat of last year’s terrible weather, but if the worst does happen we are ready to put our alternative traffic plans into place.

"The arrangements we have give us the flexibility to keep traffic moving and to get large numbers of vehicles off the road network in a wide variety of scenarios.

“We would like to ask residents to help us by avoiding the designated festival traffic routes on the Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Monday of the event when traffic volumes are at their highest."

Council prepared for festival

The Isle of Wight Council has detailed revealed its plans to many traffic coming to the festival.

The main route for festival traffic from the Red Funnel terminal at East Cowes will be up York Avenue and along Whippingham Road where it will turn right into the Red Festival Car Park.

If there are any overly long hold ups on the Whippingham Road plans have been developed to turn festival traffic left on to Alverstone Road.

Here it can be ‘stacked’ and released into the network when the roads to the festival site are less busy.

Vehicles travelling from the Wightlink terminal at Fishbourne will be directed right on to Kite Hill, through Wootton, up Lushington Hill and right at the Racecourse roundabout and the left into the White Festival Car Park.

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