- The original Isle of Wight festivals – in pictures
- How 1970’s Isle of Wight Festival Became ‘Britain’s Woodstock’
The original Isle of Wight festivals – in pictures
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Monterey Pop and Woodstock may have set the bar for rock festivals in the U. The Isle of Wight Festival took place from Aug. This was the third consecutive year for the festival, and the last for a very long time. As with Woodstock, the promoters had sold tickets in advance, but they underestimated the number of people who showed up without tickets. Those fans tore down the fences, forcing it to become a free festival at that point.
In an exclusive interview reminiscing about the legendary festival from someone who was actually there, we take a look back at Isle of Wight Festival ; at the music, the atmosphere and the fashions of this historic event and what made it so iconic. The organisers had pulled in , fans and some of the biggest folk and rock artists of the time, in fact of all time. So why did it take such collosal hiatus? It was the last time the festival would be held on the island until The free love, anti-consumerist values the artists and their fans seemingly shared had all but evaporated by , when the prospect of free festivals was giving way to promoters competing with each other for the biggest acts in monetary terms. The unity between artist and fans was broken; fans were still buying into the anti-establishment mentality and musicians has succumbed to the prospect of receiving big pay offs for only 1 or 2 hour performances.
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How 1970’s Isle of Wight Festival Became ‘Britain’s Woodstock’
It documents Hendrix's performance at the Isle of Wight Festival on 31 August , his last performance in England before his death less than three weeks later on September 18th - It was the last of three consecutive music festivals to take place on the island between and and widely acknowledged as the largest musical event of its time, greater than the attendance of Woodstock. Ron Smith was site manager and Rikki Farr acted as compere.