When the World Came to the Isle of WightDylanHeadline

Dylan on stageFor 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 skyrocketed 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.

“and here we are, 200,000 of us – all together in peace”
John Lennon