Associated rarities and curios
"Don’t Fight – Flow Wight” poster (1970)
An unofficial, “alternative”, festival poster, commissioned by Duplicating with a Difference, and designed by freelance artist John Wright (with an instruction for it to be designed “as psychedelic as possible”). Apparently over 1,000 were printed, however sadly only a few were actually sold. Many more were accidentally destroyed that weekend, but 150 copies survived; stashed away by the designer, and forgotten about for many years until they were rediscovered twenty years later.
If you look closely at the photo below, you can see them for sale on this offsite stall (in Freshwater, we believe).
Unofficial poster (1970)
An eye-catching screen print, by an unknown designer, and sold unofficially by bootleggers at the festival. A number of various colours are still in existence, including black on yellow, navy blue on yellow, and red on yellow.
Below you can see a photograph of these prints being sold on the festival site. I wonder whether there might still be any of the shown Jimi Hendrix prints in existence...
Unofficial Bob Dylan Posters (1969)
Two unofficial Dylan prints commissioned by The Isle of Wight County Press (so we're informed) to commemorate the event (and no doubt to make a bit of cash off of the back of it)
Norwegian Travel Itinerary (1970)
Invoice relating (presumably) to Murray Learner's movie (1970)
7" Vinyl "Let The World Wash In" by I Luv Wight (1970)
Quite an interesting tale behind this one, Pop Pickers - apparently recorded by Kaleidoscope, under the pseudonym I Luv Wight, just as they were about to change their name to Fairfield Parlour, and intended to be the official theme tune of the festival.
By all accounts the tune was ultimately not used as the festival theme tune; Fairfield Parlour made it onto the Festival bill, however the single never made it into the charts
Artist's mock-up for an advert in the NME, August 1968
Evening Standard Festival Fun Book
A souvenir edition from August, 1970
Unofficial Souvenir Brochure (1969)
We imagine printed well in advance of the festival line-up being confirmed, due to the incorrect inclusion of Pink Floyd as a featured artist. We also wonder whether the WEM advert which adorns the reverse cover indicates that perhaps this was produced more for their own marketing purposes rather than a festival programme per se.
Unofficial Festival Programme (1970)
Exceptionally rare item - not a great deal of information exists of its history, and its source is unknown, but certainly nothing to do with Fiery Creations.