The summer UK festival season is getting into full swing in fitting style as the Isle Of Wight event kicks off today (June 22nd), with festival-goers being greeted by on-site flooding as they make their way to the event.
According to BBC News, the festival’s main car park is waterlogged after days of heavy rain around most of the UK, causing long traffic jams and delays in ferry operators being able to discharge passengers as thousands attempted to make their way to the island yesterday.
“Tracks are in place across muddy ground for motorists to reach an extra car park at the IoW Festival,” a spokesperson has told BBC News. “Police motorcyclists are on patrol between Fishbourne, Whippingham, Wootton Bridge and Newport to help manage the flow of traffic on to the site as swiftly and safely as possible.”
Latest weather forecasts predict the rain to persist throughout the weekend, as the Isle Of Wight prepares to welcome US heavyweights Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen and Pearl Jam to its festival.
Acts including Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Elbow, Biffy Clyro and The Vaccines are also due to perform at the event over the course of the weekend.Just Published: