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4 Mar 2017 by | No Comments
Simon Cowell

THE next singing sensation probably won’t be discovered on the Isle of Wight, however the X Factor debacle will still sadly roll onto the the Island next week. Many Islanders, young and old, will be swayed by dreams of super stardom, and rubbing shoulders with the likes of Steve Brookstein, Chico ...

12 Oct 2012 by | 18 Comments
IOW Festival

John Giddings has announced the 2013 Isle of Wight Festival will go ahead but not at its usual Seaclose site in Newport. A tired, emotional and slightly weepy Mr Giddings told The Candy Press that the ‘constant sniping’ of residents following the chaos of this year’s rain-hit event, has led to ...

10 Oct 2012 by | 7 Comments
Cannabis Growroom

Following the story in the national press of an elderly couple found to have unwittingly cultivated the largest cannabis plant ever seen by police, but were not charged due to having bought the plant at a car boot sale thinking it was a shrub. It has now emerged that the same ...

24 Sep 2012 by | 11 Comments
IOW Festival

In an exclusively overheard conversation with a park bench and possibly several sparrows, Isle of Wight Festival ‘Boss Man’ John Giddings has revealed the secrets to band booking policy. A Candy Press representative was lucky enough to be relieving themselves in a nearby bush when Giddings, or God as he demands ...

21 Sep 2012 by | One Comment

The Candy Press can reveal that there is intense disquiet within County Hall at the level of toilet facilities provided at some of the festivals and events which have taken place on the island this summer. For instance, at both The Isle of Wight Festival and Bestival there were hundreds ...