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ISLE OF WIGHT RESIDENTS TURN OUT TO SUPPORT UNDER-THREAT VENUE

Residents have turned out to support an Isle of Wight venue which is under threat from closure, according to yoppul.co.uk.

Music fans attended a ‘Save the Rock’ gig at Ryde’s Wight Rock Bar to help it fight against its licence being suspended next month.

A review for the venue has been called after neighbours of the venue, which is located in the areas Lind Street, complained about the noise levels. They want the licence for the venue to be taken away until full soundproofing is installed.

However fans of the venue were keen to show how much they, and no doubt those on Isle of Wight breaks in the area, would miss the venue.

Shaun Newnham, licensee of Wight Rock said he is confident that the situation can be sorted out. Talking about the gig, which took place last Saturday (January 26th) he told iwcp.co.uk: “It really was a brilliant show of support – the sort of turnout we need to all our music events in these difficult times.”

He also said that if the bar goes, then there will be no venue to showcase the up-and-coming musical talent in the area.

The licence review for the venue will take place on February 21st.