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Former radio presenter and Isle of Wight DJ, Ian ‘Knocka’ Dore, will be hosting the live music stage at this year’s Garlic Festival.

Ian will be introducing the bands, having a bit of banter with the visitors and generally entertaining the troops over the prestigious 2-day event.

Speaking about the upcoming festival on 17th & 18th August, Ian has said:

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“The Garlic Festival is an Island institution since 1983 and a must visit for anyone, no everyone.

“What I love about the Garlic Festival is its diversity and what’s on offer. If you are a foodie, this is the event for you. Need to entertain the kids? Your quid’s in as there is always something to watch and take part in.

“It’s a show that resonates, like the product does, across the globe. Wherever I was, either DJing, on manoeuvres in the Army or travelling, you would always find Isle of Wight Garlic somewhere! It’s our biggest export and something we should be proud of. I’ll raise a pint of garlic beer to that!”

Ian’s youth radio station, Youth Radio Rocks, will be giving youngsters the opportunity to record some messages to be played out at a later date.

He says:

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“This Youth project is one I was running in Bath alongside my breakfast show with Bath FM. I’m back here now and the project is coming with me. The Island’s youth have shedloads to offer and they deserve a dedicated platform to shout from the rooftops. Youth Radio Rocks is just that. Come up and say hello and take control of the mic.”

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