Festival on the Isle of Wight
• Festival on the Isle of Wight
Music Festival on the Isle of Wight (Isle of Wight Festival) is one of the most representative events of this kind with a rich history. In the late 60's - early 70-ies of the last century it was the largest in the world - in 1970, it was attended by more than 600 thousand people! We offer remember those good times and move into a place full of people, lather and true rock stars.
The first festival was held on the Isle of Wight in 1968.
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Every year the number of spectators increased, until it reached its peak in 1970, when the festival gathered more than 600 thousand people! For comparison - in the considered a cult festival at Woodstock in 1969 was "only" 200 thousand spectators.
Festival popularity gained so gigantic proportions that is reflected in the British government's reaction, which introduced the so-called "Act Otrova White", is forbidden to carry on the island of mass events with the number of participants more than 5,000 people without a special license.
In the late '60s, people did not have the possibility to listen to radio online free, so they were going to mass at the festival, to hear their favorite artists - in fact the Isle of Wight were only the best.
It was really a different time.
When such artists as Bob Dylan were the headliners.
The Who Group was on top form.
And Jimi Hendrix was alive and full of energy.
It is surprising that while other stars could be just spectators, mingling with the crowd of ordinary fans. In the photo: John Lennon, Ringo Starr and George Harrison.
You could easily stumble into the crowd on the Rolling Stones guitarist, Keith Richards. Interestingly, in his usual role - musician on the stage - it was made only after the revival of the festival, in the early 2000s.
That's how people get to the venue of the festival.
In the '70s it was still not the Internet and mobile phones, so their experiences can be shared with ... established throughout the territory of the mailboxes of the festival.
It was born on the Isle of Wight "foam parties".
The dance of happiness in the foam.
Set a tent could be almost anywhere.
It was a really wonderful time.
Full of legends.
and bizarre outfits.
But many people preferred to stay at the festival without any clothes.
thus demonstrating their complete freedom.
No matter where - on the nearby beach ...
... or preparing for an upcoming concert.
The people painted their bodies.
The main motif - flowers.
Where do without them in the late 60's - early 70's.
The flower children - so it was.
The only things kotoryya not changed since the Festival - these days you also have to stand in a queue for water.
You will still have to spend the night in a tent.
For you will continue to serve the best performers and groups.
And still in front of you your whole life ahead!