THE Isle of Wight Festival 2020 has been cancelled.

Organisers have released a statement about the event that was due to happen between June 11 and 14.

Lionel Richie, Lewis Capaldi and Duran Duran were among those due to take to the stage at Seaclose Park.

Glastonbury festival cancelled its plans earlier this month.

Download festival, held in Donington Park, has also been scrapped.

The Isle of Wight Festival released a statement to say it would be back in 2021 and called the decision "unavoidable", saying safety was "paramount".

If you have bought a ticket to the Isle of Wight Fesitval, organisers say it will be valid next year and they are also working to set up a refund process.

Here's the statement in full:

Isle of Wight County Press:

The Isle of Wight Council said it supports the decision of the Isle of Wight Festival to cancel the 2020 event because of the current coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

Council leader, Cllr Dave Stewart, said: “I understand the disappointment this will bring to many people and the impact on businesses both on the Island and beyond.

"I appreciate how hard it will have been to have made this decision, and I want to thank the festival organisers for making the sensible choice.

“The Isle of Wight Festival is one of the most popular events in the country, and I am confident that it will be back, even stronger, in the future.”