ALL Wight Now, a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the original Isle of Wight Festivals, has added its next major name to the bill of original artists at its 1968 retrospective on September 1.

'The Pretty Things Meets JC and Angelina' features original band members Phil May and well-known Island resident Dick Taylor, supported by two of the Island's finest musicians.

They will appear at The Cow, Tapnell Farm, to help celebrate the music, the memories and the legacy of the 1968 event — the inaugural Island festival.

All Wight Now is also to mark the 50th anniversaries of the 1969 and 1970 Island festivals next year and in 2020.

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 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.

Dick Taylor said: “I’m really looking forward to performing at the AWN 50th commemoration event. I have fond memories performing particularly of the 1968 show, it seemed like it ushered in a new era and in many ways it did.”

Roger Simmonds, All Wight Now spokesman, said: "All Wight Now is about celebrating the music and memories of the original IW Festivals. Our line-up is therefore made up largely of artistes who appeared at those events.

"We are overjoyed to have The Pretty Things featuring JC and Angelina appearing at All Wight Now - it is sure to be a highlight of the event."

The Pretty Things Meets JC and Angelina join headliner The Ashley Hutchings Trio (Hutchings appeared with Fairport Convention at the 1968 festival) at All Wight Now. Another 1968 original festival artist, Paul Athey, is also to appear.

Further announcements of the other artists to appear will follow soon. Visitors to this year's Isle of Wight Festival (June 21-24) can find out more about All Wight Now by visiting the Dimbola marquee at the festival.

All Wight Now's 1968 celebration take place on Saturday, September 1, from 7pm until midnight, at The Cow, Tapnell Farm, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, PO41 OYJ.

Tickets priced at £18 plus booking fee are still available from: