Bob Dylan releases new poem — to be read out on the Isle of Wight 50 years after his legendary 1969 appearance
Bob Dylan on the Isle of Wight in 1969.

Bob Dylan on the Isle of Wight in 1969. BOB Dylan has released a new poem — exclusively for the Isle of Wight — 50 years after his legendary appearance at the Isle of Wight Festival. He is sending the words to be read out at the Million Dollar Bash — the new event which honours the anniversary of the 1969 festival. The remarkable gesture means a previously unpublished and unheard Dylan composition will be heard exclusively for the first time at the event on Saturday, August 31. Dylan famously turned his back on the Woodstock Festival in New York State to perform instead on the Isle of Wight in front of more than 150,000 fans. Half a century later, to the day, Million Dollar Bash has been organised to salute that legendary event when Dylan was joined by a stellar bill including The Band, The Who, The Moody Blues, Julie Felix, The Nice, Tom Paxton and Free. Dylan made contact with Million Dollar Bash’s curator, Ashley Hutchings, a founder member of Fairport Convention, to pass on a special poem and acknowledge the work going into the event. Ashley has put together a one-off band, Dylancentric, to pay tribute […]

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