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Safety first at Isle of Wight Festival

Police give advice ahead of Isle of Wight festival Credit: ITV news

Police are working on safety measures ahead of this year's Isle of Wight Festival 2017.

Large numbers of people are expected to gather at Seaclose Park in Newport to enjoy the Festival, which runs from Thursday 8 June, until Sunday 11 June.

The line up of artists include David Guetta, Rag 'N' Bone man and Rod Stewart.

Police and security staff plan to patrol the area as well as offer advice on how people can stay safe during the event.

Advice will be offered on deterring tent thefts Credit: ITV news

We want festival-goers to enjoy themselves safely again this year, and we want any criminals to be warned off by our regular rigorous approach to protecting the island.

– Superintendent Simon Dodds