'They booed Joni Mitchell and threw s*** at Jimi Hendrix': The amazing story of the 1970 Isle of Wight festival | The Independent

For the counter-culture rebels of the mainland, it was a pilgrimage. Across the Solent on ferries filled with dope smoke and acoustic guitars, to join the revolution at Britain’s very own Woodstock. For the residents, it was an invasion – 600,000 hippies filling the hillside at Afton Down to dance ’til dawn to drugged up, destructive and sexually deviant rock’n’roll — Read on www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/features/isle-of-wight-festival-history-1970-lineup-bob-dylan-jimi-hendrix-leonard-cohen-joni-mitchell-a9668701.html