Isle of Wight Festival searches for stories from 1968

To celebrate the 50th anniversary, the Isle of Wight Festival 2018 are asking anyone who attended the iconic 1968 event to come forward and share their experiences.

The Isle of Wight Festival 1968 took place from August 31st to September 1st 1968 at Ford Farm and featured performances from Jefferson Airplane, Arthur Brown, Tyrannosaurus Rex, Fairport Convention and The Pretty Things. Over the next couple of years the festival went to on to become world renowned for iconic performances from artists such as The Doors, The Who and Jimi Hendrix.

Any festival goers whose stories are used as part of the celebrations will receive rewards relating to this year’s festival. All stories can be submitted to

This year’s festival takes place on 21st – 24th June at Seaclose Park, Newport and will feature headliners Depeche Mode, The Killers, Kasabian and Liam Gallagher. The Script, James Bay, Blossoms and Van Morrison are also set to take the stage across the weekend!