Organisers of the Million Dollar Bash, held at Northwood’s County Showground on Saturday, have revealed plans for a bigger event at Afton in 2020.

Scroll down for pictures from yesterday’s Million Dollar Bash

Yesterday a host of musicians, some of who played at the 1969 Isle of Wight Festival in Wootton, gathered for a party with an historic twist.

They were helping celebrate the 50th anniversary of an event that famously saw Bob Dylan turn down Woodstock to travel to the Isle of Wight.

Throughout the day, performances were dedicated to the folk legend and a poem written by him was read out to the crowd.

Richard Thompson and Julie Felix, and an all-star tribute band called Dylan-Centric, former Fairport Convention member Ashley Hutchings and rising stars Emma Swift and Blair Dunlop were among those on stage.

Organisers say they now plan to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1970 gig, which saw hundreds of thousands of people gather at Afton Down. Back then, performances included The Doors, The Who, Joni Mitchell and Miles Davis.

Scroll through our pictures of yesterday’s Million Dollar Bash (click on the picture for the full image):

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