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A Look At The 1970 Isle of Wight Festival – Britain’s Answer To Woodstock

From the 26th to the 31st August Afton Down on the Isle of Wight was home to one of the largest rock festivals the world has ever seen. With an attendance that surpassed Woodstock the previous year; it is estimated that between 600,000 to 700,000 people flocked to the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival. With such large numbers in attendance, all did not go as planned, much like the revival of Woodstock in 1999. The festival was marred by petty

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