Isle of Wight festival launches Golden God and Goddess competition

As part of the 50th anniversary celebrations, the Isle of Wight festival 2018 will appoint one lucky festival goer as a ‘Golden God/Goddess’ to receive an exclusive backstage experience.

On Saturday 23rd June festival goers will be dressed in their best gold finery to celebrate the festival’s golden jubilee and at 2pm will gather at the helter skelter in Strawberry Fields where the best dressed will be anointed as a ‘Golden God/Goddess’. The winner will receive a champagne picnic, a backstage tour and access to the pit, to watch the action from the Main Stage.

Sky Arts will be premiering the Isle of Wight Festival 20 Greatest Moments on Tuesday 19th June. The programme will celebrate the iconic music festival with a look back at some of the greatest and most memorable performances from the event’s illustrious history.

The first event in 1968 saw the beginnings of what has grown into one of the most famous festivals in the world, featuring many iconic performances over the years, including Jimi Hendrix’s last ever UK show in 1970. This year the likes of Depeche Mode, The Killers, Kasabian, Blossoms, James Bay, Liam Gallagher and Manic Street Preachers will be gracing the main stage.