Step back to the Summer of Love at the Isle of Wight Festival

Newport, Isle of Wight

At the legendary music festival in June you can see some of the biggest names in the business from the past, present and future.


Back in 1970s the Isle of Wight Festival attracted huge crowds and is widely acknowledged as the largest music event of its time. Fast-forward 40 years and the reborn festival is continuing its tradition, attracting more than 50,000 revellers each year.

Set over four days, the festival features two main stages, along with a whole host of other smaller stages showcasing a mixture of established and up-and-coming music acts. Global superstars that have graced the stages here include Bruce Springsteen, Kings of Leon, Foo Fighters and Paul McCartney.

If you are a fan of festival nostalgia you could even take a half-day trip from the festival’s current home in Newport to the original site in Afton, near Freshwater, where just up the road you will find a Jimi Hendrix tribute statue.

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