Third IW Festival Dragon Boat Race is a Hit

The Isle of Wight Festival and Stand Up To Cancer played host to the Dragon Boat Race once again at the Island Harbour, bringing together local and national businesses and enterprises to raise money to fund cancer research.

This is the third time a race of this kind has taken place on the Island, with companies competing on the water and enjoying a day of entertainment at the Island Harbour. Special guests James Walsh of Starsailor, Keith Duffy and Shane Lynch of Boyzone took part rowing, and Midge Ure OBE also came to show support.

Collectively so far this year, the Isle Of Wight Festival has raised over £90,000 for Stand Up To Cancer. 100% of the money raised will go towards ground breaking cancer research designed to speed up the process of taking breakthroughs from labs to patients and help improve survival rates.

The Isle of Wight Festival takes place from 8 to 11 June and will feature headline performances from David Guetta, Run-DMC, Arcade Fire and Rod Stewart, as well as Kaiser Chiefs, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Bastille, Texas and many more. For the full, current line-up, please see here.

Tickets are on sale now and are available to purchase here.

Featured image: Dave Rutherford