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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.

Giddings

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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Isle of Wight will be Roses only festival appearance

by Divya Kohli
Ian Brown and John Squire of The Stone Roses performing at the V Festival in Hylands Park, Chelmsford, this year. Credit: PA

Already thinking ahead to the summer and the festival season, organisers at the Isle of Wight Festival have announced their first headliner in the last few minutes.

The Stone Roses will headline the Friday night in June. It will be their only festival here in the UK in 2013.

It was only last week that the festival got the green light on its licence at Seaclose Park - after a debate on whether it should be renewed. But, 2013 looks to be a big event for Isle of Wight Festival.The Stone Roses will take to the main stage on Friday 14th June.

Tickets go on sale this Wednesday when Reading will announce its first acts.

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