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I Was There - Gigs That Changed The World

Isle of Wight Festival, 26th - 31st August 1970


The most infamous year of a historic music festival. 500,000 descended on the Isle of Wight, bringing the island to a standstill for what would be the last large gathering for over 30 years. What’s it like performing in front of an audience that size? What’s it like to manage an event like that, that’s deteriorating in front of your very eyes? And what was it like in the crowd? Rikki Farr, Isle of Wight MC Ian Anderson, Jethro Tull Brian Hinton & Roger Simmons, attendees Ray Foulk, Original Isle of Wight organiser John Giddings, Current Isle of Wight organiser and 1970 attendee Any opinions expressed in this podcast are that of contributors, not of Absolute Radio. We do not own any of the clips used, credit to rightful owners.