Forty years after the original Isle of Wight Music Festival. Solo brought a one day event to the Isle of Wight in 2002. The next few years saw Solo expand the event into a major fixture in the European festival scene spanning four days and attracting crowds of 55,000 people. The line-ups have brought the very best world class calibre headliners to the island including The Rolling Stones, Coldplay and The Police.
Marshall has been celebrated by some of the world’s greatest bands and musicians including: Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Slash, Oasis, Muse, Gorillaz and Slaves. However, none of this would be possible without founder and revolutionary, Jim Marshall OBE. Marshall went to another level in 1965 when Pete Townshend demanded his sound to be louder. Jim’s solution was the 100 watt Marshall amplifier. The rest, as they say, is history.
The official festival website. It’s widely known that The Isle of Wight Festival is the first major festival in the UK summer calendar every year. But the Festival’s heritage reaches back over an extraordinary 51 years, is incredibly rich and varied and some facts are better known than others. Here, we share some of our favourites with you... The Isle of Wight Festival began with a series of Festivals between 1968 and 1970, widely acknowledged as Europe’s equivalent of Woodstock. In 1970, a line up over 5 days included (amongst others) Jimi Hendrix, The Who, The Doors, Joni Mitchell, Supertramp, Leonard Cohen, Joan Baez, Chicago, Procol Harum and played to over 600,000 people.
GUY PORTELLI VPRBA, ARBS - Born . South Africa 13th June 1957 In 2008 Guy featured on BBC TVs Dragon's Den, and secured backing to develop the 'Pop Icon' collection, since then there have been several updates showing the progress of the works.