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Isle Of Wight Festival

Isle Of Wight Festival 2018

 Seaclose Park, Newport

August 1968 saw the first ever festival on the Isle Of Wight with a stage made out of two trailers as Jefferson Airplane, The Move and T-Rex performed to a crowd of 10,000 fans.

1969 saw the event grow with an audience of more than 150,000 people with Bob Dylan headlining the two day event. By 1970 this was THE festival to be at and a splendid 5 day extravaganza was arranged with major acts of the time lined up including the late great Jimi Hendrix.

Such was its attraction that in excess of 600,000 people turned up to the event - many declined to buy a ticket and a bit of chaos ensued - as a result the infamous 1970 'Isle of Wight Act' banning all future festivals was passed in Parliament - the fun was stopped in its tracks!

In 2002 after an enforced absence of 32 years  the festival was re-established.

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Seaclose Park
Fairlee Road
Isle of Wight
PO30 2EA
United Kingdom

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