Organisers of this year’s Isle of Wight Festival are offering some lucky festival goers the chance to beat the January blues and get their hands on tickets and ticket/travel packages to the Festival weekend at the price they were for the Festival in 1970.
That’s just £3 for tickets, £2 for car ferry crossing and 6 shillings or 30p for foot passengers!
Once you have purchased tickets at this year’s Early Bird offer price, which runs through to January 16th, simply complete the entry form and you could be a winner.
Island outlets for tickets are: Southern Vectis, Newport, IW County Press, Newport and Hovertravel, Ryde.
To show just what value that £3 ticket was in 1970 with the likes of Jimi Hendrix and The Who on stage and a loaf of bread costing 9p things looked good. However the average weekly wage was around £32 and homebuyers could expect to pay £4,975 for a house.
It was a similar story on the roads. The Range Rover, which was launched in 1970, could have been yours for £1,998 and the Mini, which celebrated its 11th birthday in 1970, cost around £600.
A glance at Britain’s social life in 1970 is equally intriguing. A trip for two to the cinema cost less than 90p while a bottle of wine was about £1.