Isle of Wight Festivals 1968 & 1969 Book Launch

 05 June
 Dimbola Museum & Galleries
 Dimbola Museum & Galleries, Terrace Lane - PO40 9QE - Freshwater - United Kingdom
 Roger Simmonds
For a time, the Isle of Wight Festivals transformed a sleepy English island into the rock‘n’roll capital of the world. What started in 1968 as a parochial one-nighter in a stubble field to raise funds for a local swimming pool, a year later ballooned into a massive outdoor gathering. Numbers sky-rocketed as devotees flocked to the Island from mainland Britain, Europe, the Americas and as far away as Australia, to pay homage to rock’s poet laureate, Bob Dylan. Stealing Dylan from Woodstock is the first volume of a pair of books covering the story of the original Island festivals organised by Fiery Creations. Come along for a fascinating evening of presentations, book signing, meet special guests including Dick Taylor, Arthur Brown and Paul Athey.. Songs from the first two festivals will be performed by Julian Wolfreys and guests..

More Events In Freshwater

 24 October, Monday
 26 November, Saturday
 11 December, Sunday