FRESH from the success of the Million Dollar Bash, which honoured the 1969 Isle of Wight Festival, organisers All Wight Now have announced a new festival for 2020.

Experience 1970 will be a two-day event to mark the historic 1970 Isle of Wight Festival, when up to 600,000 music fans watched a stellar line-up led by headliner Jimi Hendrix and including The Doors, Joan Baez, The Who, Taste, Emerson Lake and Palmer, Free, Joni Mitchell and Donovan.

It remains the biggest rock festival the UK has ever witnessed.

Experience 1970 will be held on the Island over the weekend of Saturday, September 5, and Sunday, September 6, 2020.

The venue is to be confirmed.

All Wight Now chairman Jonathan Bacon said: “We are delighted to continue our celebrations of the iconic first three Island festivals with Experience 1970.

"When the group started three years ago it was with the intention of celebrating the 1970 event and then, of course, we realised the 1968 and 1969 events had to be honoured, too.

“But the 1970 event was the mammoth event that captured everyone’s imagination back then and continues to do so now.

"So our celebration will be the biggest we have undertaken and it is really exciting.

“We plan to have a fantastic range of acts, including great names who appeared in 1970 and other, more contemporary musicians who carry the influences of that great music forward for new generations.”

It will also be dementia friendly, as was the Million Dollar Bash.

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