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The 1970 Isle of Wight Festival. 26th - 30th August 1970. 

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This new batch of photos © Steve Cook. -many thanks Steve !

View of Canvas City from the camping area

Desolation Hill from the main arena

The dust cloud , caused by thousands of feet , hovers behind the stage.

This view of the stage would have been just to the left and a bit further back from where I sat on the Friday night .

Thanks to Steve Cook, Michael McNamara , John Allen , George Stoller ,Malcolm George ,Mick Barrington ,Claudio Hosquet, Mauro Radin , Jaap van der Galiën, Pierlucio Pellissier, Jurgen N , Matthias Fanke , Ray Tonkel, Roy Bowen , Virgil Anderson , Greg Shepherd, Deborah Grey, John Phair and John McCoyfor donating the photos on these pages for use on the site. We all greatly appreciate your kindness guys and if we've missed anyone who has donated , let us know if you want crediting !


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