The 1970 event was by far the largest and most famous of these early festivals and the unexpectedly high attendance levels led, in 1971, toParliament passing the “Isle of Wight Act” preventing gatherings of more than 5,000 people on the island without a special licence.
The event was revived in 2002 at Seaclose Park, a recreation ground on the outskirts of Newport. It has been held annually since that year, progressively expanding.
Headline Act (Friday) – Biffy Clyro, Calvin Harris
Headline Act (Saturday) – Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Specials
Headline Act (Sunday) – Kings Of Leon, Suede
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