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Isle of Wight Festival

Located on the Isle of Wight in England, the original festival took place in 1968. The event grew rapidly in the following years, featuring big-name performers like Bob Dylan, The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Chicago, The Doors, and Joni Mitchell. After the popular 1970 festival, though, Parliament passed an act that required a license for gatherings of more than 5,000 people.

In 2002, the festival returned — this time at Newport's Seaclose Park — and in the past decade, it's brought artists like David Bowie, Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, and Coldplay to the stage.

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