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.

Festival on the Isle of Wight

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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 on the Isle of Wight

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.

Festival on the Isle of Wight

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.

Festival on the Isle of Wight

It was really a different time.

Festival on the Isle of Wight

When such artists as Bob Dylan were the headliners.

Festival on the Isle of Wight

The Who Group was on top form.

Festival on the Isle of Wight

And Jimi Hendrix was alive and full of energy.

Festival on the Isle of Wight

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.

Festival on the Isle of Wight

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.

Festival on the Isle of Wight

That's how people get to the venue of the festival.

Festival on the Isle of Wight

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.

Festival on the Isle of Wight

It was born on the Isle of Wight "foam parties".

Festival on the Isle of Wight

The dance of happiness in the foam.

Festival on the Isle of Wight

Set a tent could be almost anywhere.

Festival on the Isle of Wight

It was a really wonderful time.

Festival on the Isle of Wight

Full of legends.

Festival on the Isle of Wight

and bizarre outfits.

Festival on the Isle of Wight

But many people preferred to stay at the festival without any clothes.

Festival on the Isle of Wight

thus demonstrating their complete freedom.

Festival on the Isle of Wight

No matter where - on the nearby beach ...

Festival on the Isle of Wight

... or preparing for an upcoming concert.

Festival on the Isle of Wight

The people painted their bodies.

Festival on the Isle of Wight

The main motif - flowers.

Festival on the Isle of Wight

Where do without them in the late 60's - early 70's.

Festival on the Isle of Wight

The flower children - so it was.

Festival on the Isle of Wight

The only things kotoryya not changed since the Festival - these days you also have to stand in a queue for water.

Festival on the Isle of Wight

You will still have to spend the night in a tent.

Festival on the Isle of Wight

For you will continue to serve the best performers and groups.

Festival on the Isle of Wight

And still in front of you your whole life ahead!

Festival on the Isle of Wight