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Isle of Wight Pop Festival 1970

REF NR: 576

Some rather staggering wide angled shots of the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival can be seen and purchased from Chris Weston.


So many controversial words have been written about the 1970 festival that it's hard to be objective about it now, thirty-nine years on. It's either been romanticised or condemned to such an extent that everyone's memories have been tainted by the press accounts or by seeing the long suppressed film. I know I had a fairly rosy recollection of the festival tucked away in what passes for the old memory bank, until I saw the film on TV a few years ago.