The 2019 festival marks 50 years since the iconic 1969 event, which saw performances from Bob Dylan, The Who, and a guest list including John Lennon, George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Elton John and more!
Musical tributes to Dylan and themed areas across the site will ensure festival-goers are able to celebrate the past and look to the future, with the 2019 line-up featuring musical icons and exciting new artists including Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, George Ezra and Biffy Clyro and special guests Fatboy Slim, plus Lily Allen, Jess Glynne, Madness, Sigrid, Sam Fender, Tom Walker, Garbage, Richard Ashcroft, Bastille, Anne-Marie and IDLES.
1969 was filled with iconic pop culture moments including Neil Armstrong uttering those famous words as he became the first man to step foot on the moon; John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s “Bed-In For Peace”; and the release of The Beatles’ Abbey Road, all offering a wealth of iconic figures and moments for festival-goers to base their costumes on.
On Saturday 15th June, those dressed in their 60s-best should gather at 2.00pm in Strawberry Fields, where one lucky person will be crowned the “King or Queen of Summer”. The winner will receive an exclusive backstage tour and champagne picnic.
Tickets for The Isle of Wight Festival 2019 are on sale now from isleofwightfestival.com