A FESTIVAL celebrating the legendary highlight of the Island's cultural history, the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival, is still on for this summer say organisers.

Experience 1970, will still be coming to Island on the weekend of September 4, 5 and 6 with acts and tribute acts already in the running.

chief organisers Chris Hewitt and Andy Sharrocks have recently unveiled some of the original 1970 WEM sound gear that will adorn the replica stage that is to be constructed on the original festival site at East Afton Farm, near Freshwater.

Christ Hewitt said: "Our number one priority is health and safety, obviously, but right now we have no plans to cancel or postpone.

“Obviously things are moving fast with Coronavirus, from day to day, and we empathise with fellow promoters who have had to cancel events set for earlier in the summer.

“But while we are keeping matters constantly under review, we are not at that stage with Experience1970 and we are still very much an ongoing event. Experience 1970 is on and by September, we will all be ready for a hell of a party.

“We have some great names already on the bill and we want to do these fine bands justice with a great stage and a brilliant sound system that will be evocative of the original festival back in 1970.

“We anticipate a fair number of dyed-in-the-wool festival fans, many from 1970, will want to rock up and pay homage on the legendary original site.

“There are many memories to honour and bring to mind and, we believe, a lot of scope to create some new memories to last for years to come for the generations of fans who missed out first time around.”