Big bash to return as Experience 1970


The Million Dollar Bash held in the County Show Ground in Northwood on Saturday was such a success that the organisers All Wight Now, have immediately confirmed that plans are in place to repeat the event next year, over the weekend of September 5 and 6.

This year’s festival was a tribute to the 1969 concert in which Bob Dylan was the headline act 50 years ago, his first performance since a motorcycle accident in 1966. Next year will be a two day event to commemorate the anniversary of the legendary 1970 festival, when Jimi Hendrix drew crowds estimated at 600,000, widely acknowledged as the largest musical event of its time.

All Wight Now chairman Jonathan Bacon thanked everybody who had made this year’s event such a success and said: “We are proud to have taken the first steps in showing how rock festivals can be inclusive by making Million Dollar Bash dementia friendly. We have laid the foundations to expand on this greatly in 2020″.