The Edge‘s sister media outlet, Surge Radio, have sat down for a chat with John Giddings, legendary manager and organiser of Isle of Wight Fest since its revival in 2002.
You can listen to the 20 minute interview below, in which Surge Assistant Station Manager Georgia Rytina chats with John about what it takes to organise the festival, which sees 60,000 festival goers travel to the small island once a year.
He advertised a discount scheme for students at the University of Southampton to attend the festival, which takes place this year from Thursday 8th to Sunday 11th June. ‘I want to welcome as many students as possible because, having been one, I know that people don’t look after students enough! It was one of the best three years of my life, so I think – come and enjoy it really! It’s a fantastic place!’
He also very excitingly hinted that Sunday headliners Rod Stewart and Bastille might perform together – two artists who on the surface couldn’t seem more different.
Hear the full interview below. Tickets are still on sale, with a student pass currently priced at £175.