KISS, Iron Maiden and System Of A Down were due to headline Download, while the Isle Of Wight was set to host Lewis Capaldi, The Chemical Brothers and Lionel Richie.
Felix was an important figure on the folk scene from the 1960s onwards and a familiar face on British TV.
The hit single 'All Right Now' and album 'Fire and Water' led Free to the follow-up LP 'Highway,' which made its UK chart debut on 23 January 1971.
The summer of 1969 saw the world united in hope, but by the end of the year, the death of the 60s dream left the world asking: what was next?
The iconic UK festival will return once between 11 and 14 June, with the above acts topping the bill across the entire weekend.
The experience“will allow fans the opportunity to learn more about the Fab Four and witness Beatlemania through the eyes of John, Paul, George and Ringo.”
A challenging show in her early career comes to DVD and Blu-ray, with new interviews and behind-the-scenes footage.
The Doors historic Isle Of Wight Festival concert from 1970 is being released via DVD and blu ray for the first time in February 2018
uDiscover pack a sleeping bag, load up on energy drinks and head down the front to catch the action on the main stages at the Top 10 Summer Music Festivals.
Canadian band Arcade Fire have announced two intimate UK dates before they play summer festivals at the Isle Of Wight, Belfast, Dublin and Manchester
Queen + Adam Lambert have announced 12 UK and Irish dates as part of a 24-date European tour in November and December 2017.
Since the early jazz & folk happenings in the 1960s, almost every musical genre has had festivals to attract the faithful as well as potential converts.
Here's a playlist celebrating some of the artists that have played The Isle of Wight Festival - the sure sign that the festival season is up and running.