• September 1, 2018
    7:00 pm - 11:55 pm

***ALL WIGHT NOW 2018 IS NOW SOLD OUT – YOU CAN STILL VIEW THE EXHIBITION AT THE COW DURING THE DAY ON SEPTEMBER 1ST***

A multi-media celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the first IW Festival: ‘The Great South Coast Bank Holiday Pop Festivity’ – with live music by artists from the original 1968 line-up!

ALL WIGHT NOW was conceived as a project to celebrate the 50th Anniversaries of the original Isle of Wight Festivals of 1968, 1969 and 1970 – the music, the memories, and the legacy.

LINE UP: ARTHUR BROWN, DICK TAYLOR & PHIL MAY WITH JC & ANGELINA, ASHLEY HUTCHINGS, THE ALBERTS.

OUTLANDISH late-60s rock star Arthur Brown is to perform at All Wight Now, the Isle of Wight retrospective to mark the 50th anniversary of the original Island festival back in 1968.

Arthur, the flamboyant vocalist who sold a million with world-wide hit ‘Fire’, starred at the inaugural festival at Ford Farm on the Island on September 1, 1968.

Exactly 50 years to the day, he will be back to join fellow 68 festival performers Ashley Hutchings, an integral part of the 1968 Fairport Convention lineup, and The Pretty Things’ Dick Taylor and Phil May, with support from local band The Alberts.

Ashley (founder of the Fairport Convention) will bring both his music and his unique reminiscences of that time. Bob Dylan said of him (in September 2015): “Ashley Hutchings is the single most important figure in the history of English folk-rock.”

For this first event as as a special ‘one off’ Dick Taylor & Phil May (The Pretty Things) are teaming up with Popular Island Artists JC & Angelina.

The Pretty Things, whose rocking roots go back to formation of The Rolling Stones, played at both the 68 and 69 Island Festivals. The band has announced that 2018 will be their last year of touring so the All Wight Now event will be one of the last occasions for fans to pay homage.

More information on the All Wight Now project can be found at www.allwightnow.com

***ALL WIGHT NOW 2018 IS NOW SOLD OUT – YOU CAN STILL VIEW THE EXHIBITION AT THE COW DURING THE DAY ON SEPTEMBER 1ST***

 

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