– even tho I wasn’t a huge Hendrix fan. Walking - be prepared for a long trek between the campsite and the stages, so be prepared for this time-wise and wear comfortable shoes (wellies). View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the 1971 Vinyl release of The First Great Rock Festivals Of The Seventies - Isle Of Wight / Atlanta Pop Festival on Discogs. Prior to the digital Red Funnel Isle of Wight Literary Festival, local authors and those with an island connection were invited to submit a short video talking about their... Watch Now! Isle Of Wight Festival, Isle of Wight: See 79 reviews, articles, and 73 photos of Isle Of Wight Festival, ranked No.88 on Tripadvisor among 177 attractions in Isle of Wight. The Isle of Wight Festival first took place in the 1960s. Based upon... Alan Titchmarsh shares his reflections on the benefits of gardening and reads poems from his latest book. Wish we could have got in there. Pluses: Loved the bands, great selection of acts to see from all genres of music. Joni Mitchell’s 1970 landmark early performance will be released on DVD and Blu-ray, titled Joni Mitchell Both Sides Now: Live At The Isle of Wight Festival can be bought here. I was at the 1970 festival,it was amazing. if any of you are reading this, please mail !!! Clean it up please :-). There were few bands in the world that could hold a candle to Jefferson Airplane at this point, and – despite the atrocious weather – anyone who caught the gig should feel lucky. The 1969 event was notable for the appearance Bob Dylan and the Band. Highlight of Friday were Taste, who were just brilliant. Tiny Tim was initially mocked but then really got the crowd going. the security industry myself and understand they are only doing their job but taking pills off someone which are legal and won't even get me high while the main arena is full of clearly under age kids being sick and getting carried around by their mates because they have obviously been illegally served alcohol, just makes me seriously consider wether I would ever attend the festival again. We book the. Tickets for Friday, the day that Dylan and the Band were headlining, cost £2; Dylan was reportedly paid £35,000. We dived into the archives to find some great historic images from the festival in its early days. The first Isle of Wight Festival was a relatively low-key affair, lasting for from Saturday afternoon to Sunday morning, and attracting around 15,000 people with a varied line-up. Topping the bill was the only overseas artist to appear – Jefferson Airplane, with lead singers Grace Slick and Marty Balin, Paul Kantner and Jorma Kaukonen on guitar, bassist Jack Cassady, and drummer Spencer Dryden. The first man ever to complete a single-handed, non-stop circumnavigation of the world, Knox-Johnston shares... His reign is one of the most dramatic in history, yet Charles I the man remains elusive. Prior to the digital Red Funnel Isle of Wight Literary Festival, local authors and those with an island connection were invited to submit a short video talking about their... Sign up to receive news and information about the Isle of Wight Literary Festival. Great bands, camping experience could be improved, Our first visit in 2019. About the Isle of Wight Literary Festival. You have the act’s description of the 1969 festival wrong. Required fields are marked *. Also on the bill on Saturday was Miles Davis who had reinvented himself as a jazz rock artist in the wake of his Bitches Brew album.