My visit to the Isle of Wight Festival – Summer Photography Retrospect
I attended the Isle of Wight festival this summer. It was the 50th Anniversary of the Festival and the headliners included The Killers, Kasabian, Rita Ora, The Script, Sigrid and many more. I had been to 3 Glastonbury festivals but never the festival on the Isle of Wight.
The historic Isle of Wight festival is held at Seaclose Park every June. The original event was held between 26 and 30 August 1970 at Afton Down. This year the festival was held on 21-24th June 2018. In all 72,000 people attended the festival but for some reason it felt like a bit more.
In this blog post I am going to upload a few photos of the visit to this historic festival. This is a look back at some of the photos I took at the festival…
Photo Gallery of the Isle of Wight Festival
This wonderful guitarist was playing on one of the smaller stages and he took quite a crowd. The highlight was a guitar based rendition of Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen.
Some people were enjoying the festival through their iPhone. i thought this was an unusual viewpoint for a photo.
This is Judas, a wonderful band with a great sound.
A second shot of Judas – his poses were quite interesting to capture
Nile Rodgers and Chic – a classic 70s band
Nile Rodgers and Chic – Group Shot
Nile Rodgers and Chic – Nile enjoying a guitar solo
Picachu enjoying the Isle of Wight Festival, if he gets in your way – poke-him-on !
The festival is unlike anything I had seen at Glastonbury as it was more like a funfair combined with a festival. This is the big wheel.
These are some of the other fun fair rides. This particular one had my head spinning for days.
Unfortunately, the one thing I found about the festival was that people just didn’t use the bins. This is a very sad shot of people sitting amid the unbelievable amount of discarded rubbish. I think this is such a sad photo.
Hope you enjoyed these images of the festival and if you were there, please leave a comment.