News: Live Nation Announce Cancellation of Two Summer Festivals

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One of the biggest music event organizers in the world, Live Nation have announced the cancellation of two of their major festivals. This happens just after their stock began to rise again after their steady fall in the last few weeks.

Download Festival was set to return to UKthis June from the 12th to 14th with acts such as, KISS, System Of A Down, and Iron Maiden to perform. Whilst, the Isle of Wight was aiming to return the 11th of June to 14th of June 2020. However to the growing cases of Coronavirus across the UK, large gathering such as festivals will be too much for the festival allowed to take place. Therefore, the tow festivals will be cancelled for this year.

You can read both Download and the Isle of Wight’s statements in full below:

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Download Festival will no longer be taking place this year.

We’ve been closely monitoring this unprecedented situation and it’s become clear that it just isn’t possible for the 2020 festival to go ahead. This decision hasn’t been taken lightly and we’re beyond disappointed, we extend our heartfelt apologies to all of you – we really did try to make this work.

Please rest assured we will be back next year. Now, more than ever, we need the Download spirit to thrive and offer support to those that need it most. We’ll do our best to put together an amazing line up for you in 2021 and can’t wait to see you all then. Thank you, as ever, for your continued support.

We are working closely with our ticketing partners now and they will be in touch very soon to process your refund, or, if you prefer, you can retain your ticket and carry it over to next year. Look out for an e-mail from your ticketing agent very soon and please only contact them if you have not been contacted after 5 days as they are very busy at this time.


The Isle of Wight Festival will no longer be taking place this year. This decision hasn’t been taken lightly and we have tried our hardest to make it work, but it was unavoidable given the current status. The whole team was excited to welcome everyone to the island for another fantastic festival and we extend our sincere apologies to everyone who was looking forward to it as much as we were.

The safety of our audience, artists, crew and the Isle of Wight community is paramount and we appreciate your patience whilst we’ve been working through this unprecedented situation.

We’ll be back stronger than ever in 2021 and we hope to see you all again next year.

We are working closely with our ticketing partners at the moment and they will be in touch very soon to process your refund, or, if you prefer, you can retain your ticket and carry it over to next year.

Look out for an email from them very soon and please only contact them if you have not been contacted after 5 days as they are very busy at this time.

If you booked ferry travel with Red Funnel, Wightlink or Hovertravel please visit this page for information regarding your booking.

We hope everyone stays safe and we’ll see you in 2021.

Author: Kofi Yeboah

I'm a Music & Culture Journalist, and DJ from London. I worked in radio, events promotions, and content production. .

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