The Wight Stuff: John Giddings on the past, present and future of Isle Of Wight Festival

James Hanley

As promoter of the event he once attended as a fan, John Giddings is the common thread between the Isle Of Wight Festival’s famed 1970 incarnation and its 2002 revival. Here, 50 years on from its debut, Giddings and co-founder Ray Foulk talk building - and rebuilding - a legendary 

John Giddings was having a bad day: a month’s worth of rainfall in a single night had caused the Isle Of Wight Festival’s car park entrances to collapse, turning the ...

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