Isle of Wight Festival
The Isle of Wight Festival is the first major festival in the UK summer calendar every year.
The festival began with a series of festivals between 1968 and 1970, widely acknowledged as Europe’s equivalent of Woodstock. In 1970, a line up over 5 days included Jimi Hendrix, The Who, The Doors and Joni Mitchell, playing to over 600,000 people: the festival has been pulling in big names right from the start.
John Giddings, curates the festival every year, after he refreshed the event prior to 2002. Since the refresh, the names have kept coming to The Isle of Wight Festival stages, with David Bowie, Muse, Foo Fighters, Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Pearl Jam, Kasabian, Amy Winehouse, Kings of Leon, Jay-Z, & Coldplay to name just a few!