Organisers of this year’s IW Festival invite everyone to join them on Friday 5th May at The Cow Co. restaurant to launch a summer long exhibition of photos and memorabilia from the legendary Isle of Wight Festivals 68-70 & 2002 to the present day curated by Dimbola Museum and Galleries. This event will include live music from Bang Bang Romeo, Xockha, Polly and the Worm and Doug Alldred.

Starting at 7pm The Cow Co will be setting up a festival-style takeout window from their kitchen, supplying delicious burgers and more throughout the evening to the hungry guests whilst they take their time to wander around the exhibition in the gallery.  To keep everyone entertained and really help to get all those attending into the festival mood there will be live music throughout the night.

The iconic 1970 Isle of Wight Festival took place just 800 metres from The Cow Co at East Afton, which is part of Tapnell Farm – so it is hoped that guests will be channelling their inner hippie for one night only, as all get into the festival spirit.

This event is FREE Entry, but spaces are strictly limited therefore the organisers are opening up a guest list, on which you can secure a place by purchasing a £5 token – this is redeemable on the night against food or drink.

Make sure you’re included on the Guest List by grabbing your tokens – see IW Festival website for details.

Following this event the exhibition will form part of The IW Festival Exhibition at Dimbola, Freshwater Bay where Jimi Hendrix’s statue greets visitors in the garden.