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Passes and Tickets .

      There were many different passes , in fact they changed more than daily, as the organsers frantically attempted to try to restrict access to the press enclosure and the stage, a forlorn hope as it turned out . I've only seen the one version of the ticket. If you have an intact one ( the one below is a composite of two stubs ) in good condition , they are worth a LOT of money (see below).

Colour copies of the passes and small ticket were provided by Chris Jones , to whom I extend my grateful thanks. Large ticket kindly provided by John Bell ,cheers John !

Images © David Fairbrother-Roe,

Current prices for memorabilia
To give you some idea of how much these items are now worth ,here's a sample of the prices being asked in 2000
 

     THE ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL 1970 This is a very rare alternate concert poster for the festival. It does not list the      acts scheduled to  perform. 1st/only printing. Artist unknown. Red, white and blue. 15 x 24" VG++  $1,500
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     THE ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL 1970 This is an original concert handbill for this important festival. 1st/only printing
     handbill. NM.
     Similar art to the standard poster by Dave Roe with a line-up on one side and festival details on the other. Magenta      on white.
     5* x 11*" $400
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     THE ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL 1970 This is a VERY RARE single unusedGUEST (comp.) concert ticket for Aug. 28,
     1970. Unused Mintcondition ticket with promoter's stub still attached is blue on white with the Dave Roe art. This      day featured PROCOL HARUM, JAMES TAYLOR, CHICAGO, MELANIE and others. This item is very rare. Much rarer
     than regular unused tickets for this festival. It is a special complimentary or guest ticket. Similar art to regular      tickets but no   pricing. They have spaces on the stub to fill in the name and address of the guest. Unused and in      Mint condition!
     $100

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     THE ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL 1970 This is a three-day unused"Weekend" concert ticket for Aug. 28, 29 & 30, 1970.
     Complete unused NM ticket is multicolored with the Dave Roe art and two striking variations of the drummer      design, one with a guitar and one with a flute. This ticket got you in for all three days of announced performances .        This is the standard ticket that was sold, there were no three-day guest or complimentary tickets made. $350
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     THE ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL 1970 This is a three-day unused"Weekend" concert ticket for Aug. 28, 29 & 30, 1970.
     Complete unused NM ticket is multicolored with the Dave Roe art and two striking variations of the drummer     design, one with a guitar and one with a flute. This is the same as previous listing but still has the promoter's stub     attached. These were printed in book form. When you bought a ticket they took it out of a booklet, leaving a stub         attached to the booklet.The stub has the serial number of the ticket and says "Weekend Ticket" in colored type.     Two staple holes where removed from a booklet, otherwise, Mint. $450


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