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The Isle of Wight Festival is a music festival which takes place every year on the Isle of Wight in England. It was originally held from 1968 to 1970. These original events were promoted and organised by the Foulk brothers (Ron, Ray and Bill Foulk) under the banner of their company Fiery Creations Limited. The venues were Ford Farm (near Godshill), Wootton and Afton Down (near Freshwater) respectively. The 1969 event was notable for the appearance of Bob Dylan and the Band. This was Dylan's first paid performance since his motor cycle accident some three years earlier, and was held at a time when many still wondered if he would ever perform again. Followers from across the world trecked to the Isle of Wight for what seemed like a 'second coming'. Estimates of 150,000-250,000 attended. The 1969 festival opened on Friday 29 August, eleven days after the close of Woodstock. Dylan was living in Woodstock, New York, at the time and it was widely believed that he would perform there, after the event had been "put in his own backyard". As it happened, Dylan left for the Isle of Wight on 15 August, the day the Woodstock festival began.

The event was revived in 2002 at Seaclose Park, a recreation ground on the outskirts of Newport. It has been held annually since that year, progressively extending itself northwards beyond Seaclose Park along the fields of the eastern Medina valley. Many notable artists have performed since its revival including The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Muse, Stereophonics, Donovan, Ray Davies, Robert Plant, David Bowie, Manic Street Preachers, The Who, R.E.M., Coldplay, The Proclaimers, Bryan Adams, The Police, Foo Fighters and Kings of Leon. It was sponsored by Nokia from 2004 to 2006. The promoters of the event now are Solo Music Agency and promotions. Apart from being held on the Isle of Wight, and featuring the now customary artwork of Dave Roe, there is no connection with the festivals of 1968–1970.

The Isle of Wight Festival will be the eleventh revived Isle of Wight Festival, to be held at Seaclose Park in Newport on the Isle of Wight. The event will run from 22–24 June . Lineup:


Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Noah and the Whale
Enter Shikari
DJ Fresh
Lana Del Rey
Caro emerald
Mat Horne
Crystal Castles
Dry the River
Gretchen Peters
Boy Genius


Pearl Jam
Biffy Clyro
Tinie Tempah
Jessie J
Big Country feat Elizabeth McGovern
James Walsh
Magnetic Man
Professor Green
Wretch 32
Katy B
Loick Essien
Clement Marfo & The Frontline
Hue and Cry
Boyce Avenue
The Brilliant Things
Mat Horne
The Charlatans Tellin’ Stories
Miles Kane
Thunderclap Newman
Andrew Roachford
Sadie and the Hotheads
The Christians
Terry Reid
The Real D’Coy


Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
The Vaccines
Band of Skulls
Joan Armatrading
Steve Hackett
The Minutes
The Darkness
Pulled Apart By Horses
Black Stone Cherry
The Virginmarys
Zulu Winter
The Milk
The Pierces
Christina Perri
Melanie C
Beth Hart
Suzanne Vega
James Walsh
Matt Cardle
Molly McQueen

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