Isle of Wight Festival

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The Isle of Wight Festival is a music festival which takes place on the Isle of Wight, an island off the south coast of England. It was originally held from 1968 to 1970, the venues being Ford Farm (near Godshill), Wootton and Afton Down (near Freshwater) respectively. The 1970 event was by far the largest and most famous of these early festivals, indeed it was said at the time to be one of the largest human gatherings in the world. Unqualified references to "The Isle of Wight Festival" can normally be taken to mean the Isle of Wight Festival 1970 for which a separate article exists.

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. The new festival is not at the same site as any of the original gatherings.

Recent Festival Details

2005 "The Nokia Isle of Wight Festival" June 10 - June 12, 2005:
Headline Acts - R.E.M., Roxy Music, Travis, Faithless, Snow Patrol, Razorlight, Feeder

2004 "The Nokia Isle of Wight Festival" June 11 - June 13, 2004:
Headline Acts - David Bowie, The Who, Stereophonics, Manic Street Preachers, The Charlatans, Groove Armada

2003 "The Isle of Wight Festival" June 14 - June 15 2003:
Headline Acts - Paul Weller, Bryan Adams, Counting Crows, Starsailor

2002 "Rock Island" June 3, 2002:
Headline Acts - The Charlatans, Robert Plant

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External Links

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