THE Isle of Wight Festival has been moved to September after organisers were forced to postpone it twice due to coronavirus.

The famous event will now be held at Seaclose Park near Newport from September 16-19.

Headline acts were due to be Lionel Richie, Snow Patrol and Duran Duran but it is not yet known if the line-up will remain the same.

A festival spokesman said: "The Isle of Wight Festival is a summer staple and two years without being together on the island is too long.

"We’re thrilled to be able to welcome everyone to the island in September. We're aiming to bring back as many of the artists as we can but whatever happens, rest assured, you'll enjoy a stellar line-up over the festival weekend. It will be the perfect place to see out the summer in spectacular fashion."

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