The Who‘s performance at the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival is legendary. In 2004, the band returned to the site to give another rousing performance. That show is now set for release on June 2 on DVD and Blu-Ray as Live at the Isle of Wight 2004.
In 1970, the Who’s stunning performance there became an instant classic. That performance was eventually released on CD/DVD. The festival itself was inactive for many years until it was resurrected in 2002. Two years later, the Who made a triumphant return to its stage
This concert was also the Who’s first U.K. show since the death of bassist John Entwistle in 2002. Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend were joined onstage by guitarist Simon Townshend, bassist Pino Palladino, drummer Zak Starkey and keyboardist John “Rabbit” Bundrick.