Charlie Watts to be honoured with special tribute at Isle of Wight Festival

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Charlie Watts, the Rolling Stones’ drummer who died final month, shall be honoured with a particular tribute at this weekend’s Isle of Wight Pageant

Charlie Watts shall be honoured with a particular tribute at this weekend’s Isle of Wight Pageant

Rolling Stones star Charlie Watts is to be honoured at this weekend’s Isle of Wight competition in an emotional tribute.

Pageant boss John Giddings stated they’d been in talks a couple of tribute in the course of the three day occasion, in Newport, which kicked off yesterday (Friday).

It’s anticipated that his picture shall be projected on the primary stage.

The band performed the competition, in 2007, in a memorable set by which they had been joined by Amy Winehouse on stage.

Giddings instructed the Mirror: “We’ve got been speaking about doing one thing. I imply it’s simply so unhappy…he was such an incredible bloke.

“I’m not positive it’s the Rolling Stones with out him however they’ll proceed on for the remainder of their lives. I imply they’re the very best rock band on the earth bar none. They get higher each time I see them.”

David Bowie had been beforehand honoured on the competition in 2016 following his loss of life.

Liam Gallagher and Tom Jones had been set to kick off the competition final night time.

Duran Duran, Snow Patrol and David Guetta are additionally headlining.

The Rolling Stones in 1963. Left to proper: Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts, Brian Jones, Invoice Wyman and Keith Richards


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He additionally blasted the Authorities as “completely ineffective” in serving to to get the competition off the bottom in the course of the pandemic.

And he stated that new Tradition Secretary Nadine Dorries – who was famously within the I’m a Movie star jungle – ought to “have stayed there judging by what I’ve learn” and stated the Authorities backed insurance coverage scheme was too “costly”.

He stated: “We’ve engaged with them and requested for assist however they’ve been completely, totally ineffective. They’ve simply paid us lip service. Their insurance coverage scheme is a joke. They’ve handled us as poor kin and I’m actually dissatisfied.”

The Isle Of Wight Pageant is that this weekend



This yr’s competition has moved again from June to September due to the Covid uncertainty earlier this yr “That was the very best resolution we made. It will have been too miserable shifting it to subsequent yr …and the climate is nice this weekend too,” he says.

Watts died final month aged 80. He had been a member of the Stones since January 1963, when he joined Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Brian Jones of their fledgling group.

The information got here weeks after it was introduced Watts would miss the band’s US tour dates to get well from an unspecified medical process.

Watts was beforehand handled for throat most cancers in 2004.

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