The Isle of Wight Festival is an annual music festival that showcases some of the biggest music artists from around the world.
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The Isle of Wight Festival 1970 was held between 26 and 31 August 1970 at Afton Down, an area on the western side of the Isle of Wight. It was the last of three consecutive music festivals to take place on the island between 1968 and 1970 and widely acknowledged as the largest musical event of its time, greater than the attendance of Woodstock. Although estimates vary, the Guinness World Records estimated 600,000, possibly 700,000 people attended. It was organised and promoted by local brothers, Ron and Ray Foulk through their company Fiery Creations Ltd and their brother Bill Foulk. Ron Smith was site manager and Rikki Farr acted as compere. The preceding Isle of Wight Festivals, also promoted by the Foulks, had already gained a good reputation in 1968 and 1969 by featuring acts such as Jefferson Airplane, T. Rex, The Move, The Pretty Things, Joe Cocker, The Moody Blues (performed at the 1969 festival), The Who, and Bob Dylan in his first performance since his 1966 motorcycle accident. Many excerpts from this festival have appeared on record and video.
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Gary Farr: The brother of Rikki Farr, Gary had been the front man of the T-Bones, an R&B combo that featured Keith Emerson on keyboards. By this time, he had become a solo artist, and his only album, Strange Fruit, for Columbia Records, had been released in 1970. Supertramp: Their debut album had just been released a month prior to the festival. Andy Roberts' Everyone Ray Owen's Moon: ex-Juicy Lucy vocalist Howl (band): Scottish hard-rock band formerly known as “The Stoics”, featuring Frankie Miller Black Widow: a British band that wrote songs about Satan worship in their 1970 debut LP, Sacrifice The Groundhogs: English blues rockers Terry Reid: The English singer performed with David Lindley. The set was released on CD in 2004. Gilberto Gil and Caetano Veloso: Brazilian Tropicália musicians . Gracious! A British progressive rock band.
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