Isle of Wight Festival Live Stream & TV Schedule

Isle of Wight festival

22.06.2018 08:04:49 - Watch live streaming of the Isle of Wight Festival from Seaclose Park on the IOW.

(live-PR.com) - The Isle of Wight festival, often known simply as the IOW Fest for simplicity sake, returns to it's regular Seaclose Park venue on the Isle of Wight for a weekend of top live music.

To watch the live stream of the IOW festival:

www.myworldevents.com/music-festival/iow-festiva ..

Coverage is once again being provided by the Sky Arts channel, with online streaming now also available alongside the


regular TV schedules. They will have live coverage available on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights of the festival, with all of the main headline acts covered.

This year is the 50th anniversary of the very first Isle of Wight festival way back in 1968, so has been dubbed IOW50.

Isle of Wight festival lineup

Thursday 21 June

The Wombats
Hot Dub Time Machine
T Rextasy

Friday 22 June

The Script
Chase & Status
Nile Rodgers & Chic
Rita Ora
Circa Waves
Tom Grennan
Walking on Cars
Kara Marni
Bang Bang Romeo

Saturday 23 June

Depeche Mode
Liam Gallagher
James Bay
Hacienda Classical
Jessie J
Soul II Soul
Rak Su
SG Lewis
Tokio Myers
Wild Front
Catherine McGrath

Sunday 24 June

The Killers
Manic Street Preachers
Van Morrison
Camila Cabello
Sheryl Crow
The Pretty Things
Hudson Taylor​
The Skids
Gerry Cinnamon
The Professionals
Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly
Ten Tonnes

Festival Background

The Isle of Wight Festival is a British music festival which takes place annually on the Isle of Wight in Newport, England. It was originally a counterculture event held from 1968 to 1970.

The 1970 event was by far the largest and most famous of these early festivals and the unexpectedly high attendance levels led, in 1971, to Parliament adding a section to the Isle of Wight County Council Act 1971 preventing overnight open-air gatherings of more than 5,000 people on the island without a special licence from the council.

The original events were promoted and organised by the Foulk brothers (Ron and Ray Foulk) under the banner of their company Fiery Creations Limited and their younger brother Bill Foulk. The venues were Ford Farm (near Godshill), Wootton and Afton Down (near Freshwater) respectively. The 1969 event was notable for the appearance of Bob Dylan and the Band. This was Dylan's first paid performance since his motor cycle accident some three years earlier, and was held at a time when many still wondered if he would ever perform again. Followers from across the world trekked to the Isle of Wight for the performance.

Estimates of 150,000–250,000 attended. The 1969 festival opened on Friday 29 August, eleven days after the close of Woodstock. Dylan was living in Woodstock, New York, at the time and it was widely believed that he would perform there, after the event had been "put in his own backyard". As it happened, Dylan left for the Isle of Wight on 15 August, the day the Woodstock festival began.

On 6 November 2007, the Isle of Wight Festival was named 'Best Major Festival' at the UK Festival Awards. The performances by Muse and The Rolling Stones at the last festival were a major influence. At the same event, the coordinator of the festival, John Giddings, won the award for 'Outstanding Contribution to UK festivals'. At the 2015 Awards, the Isle of Wight Festival won the award for 'Best Family Festival' and 'Headline Performance of the Year' for Fleetwood Mac.

The Festival also won 'Best Event', Isle of Wight Visitor Attraction Association Awards, 2015 and was nominated for Best Family Festival at the 2016 Family Traveller Awards.

Martin Kerrigan
Web: http://www.myworldevents.com
Phone: 0035799813173


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