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The town of East Cowes is located on the Isle of Wight, and it is the site of the infamous Isle of Wight Festival. It was initially held in 1968-1970 and the 1970 incarnation of the event went down as one of the largest gatherings in the world at the time. There were numerous estimates that put the attendance figures at over 600,000 which puts it over the Woodstock attendance that year. This surprising attendance level even led to the Parliament passing a bill that made it illegal to have a gathering of over 5,000 people on the Isle of Wight unless you had a special license, this bill was called the “Isle of Wight Act”.
The Isle of Wight Festival was organised by the three Foulk brothers and their company “Fiery Creations Limited”. It was held across three main locations: Ford Farm, Afton Down and Wootton. The festival began in 1968 on a modest scale compared to future years and around 15,000 people attended. In 1969 the main draw card was that the first live performance by Bob Dylan would be at the festival after he had a motorcycle accident three years ago. Many thought that it would be unlikely that he would ever play a live show again. So the booking of Bob Dylan for the festival created an immense fervour that brought people from all across the world. There were also over fifty other acts that performed such as Jimi Hendrix, The Who and Miles Davis. 150,000 – 200,000 are estimated to have attended the Isle of Wight Festival and was a precursor to the following year.
The Isle of Wight Festival in 1970 was held across five days between 26 and 30 August at Afton Down and as mentioned previously the attendance figures are thought to be around 600,000. It is the most remembered incarnation of the festival and had a lineup to match the attendance with acts such as Jethro Tull, The Doors and Jimi Hendrix.
A feature film was made that was based on footage taken from the festival that was called “A Message to Love: The Isle of Wight Rock Festival”. Make a claim for compensation with Accident Advice Helpline if you are in an accident and need legal help in East Cowes.
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Date Published: 18th May 2014
Author: David Brown