To celebrate the 50 years since the first Isle of Wight Festival, organisers are asking anyone who attended the iconic 1968 event to come forward and share their experiences.
Whether pulling pints for T-Rex or meeting the love of their life whilst watching Jefferson Airplane – all stories can be submitted via [email protected]. Any festival goers whose stories are used as part of the celebrations will receive rewards relating to this year’s festival.
The Isle of Wight Festival 1968 took place from 31st August to 1st September 1968 at Ford Farm, Whitwell and featured performances from Jefferson Airplane, Arthur Brown, Tyrannosaurus Rex, Fairport Convention and The Pretty Things. Over the next couple of years the festival went to on to become world renowned for iconic performances from artists such as The Doors, The Who and Jimi Hendrix.
The festival was successfully relaunched in 2002 to become one of the most exciting weekends of the summer, continuing to build on its proud heritage with show-stopping headliners such as Foo Fighters, The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Jay-Z, Coldplay and Fleetwood Mac.
This year’s festival takes place on 21st – 24th June at Seaclose Park, Newport and will feature headliners Depeche Mode, The Killers, Kasabian and Liam Gallagher. The Script, James Bay, Blossoms and Van Morrison are also set to take the stage across the weekend.