GIG – Isle of Wight Festival – Thursday 12th – Sunday 15th June 2014

isle of wight festival 2014The Isle of Wight Festival is a music festival which takes place every year on the Isle of Wight in England. It was originally a counterculture event held from 1968 to 1970.

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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