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Interview: John Giddings, The Isle of Wight Festival boss.

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An interview with John Giddings, the man behind The Isle of Wight Festival.

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BEST BASH

The Rolling Stones party after 40 Licks at Wembley Stadium - there were hands coming out of the walls that touched you up as you walked in, and nurses that gave you an inspection all over…

BEST BUZZ

Led Zeppelin at the O2. The most disappointing show that I have ever been to – the sound was so bad that we walked out after 5 songs…

BEST MATES

Ronnie Wood – people love him and I love his sense of humour

BEST TICKETS

The Paddock Club at the Grand Prix – it put the music business to shame – better food, better decoration and better organisation.

The Singapore Grand Prix at night

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BEST BED

The Dan in Tel Aviv – you can walk out onto the beach

BEST VENUE

The Minack Theatre in Cornwall. Open air with a backdrop of the sea, and if you are lucky, a few dolphins…

BEST BITES

Petrus, the chef’s table – 14 courses and the best night ever

BEST DRINK

A (good) Pinot Grigio

BEST MUSIC

80s pop

BEST GOODY BAG

Never take them, always looks embarrassing!!

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BEST OF THE BEST

Good food and drink, a great live band, a great disco – Somewhere with a great patio overlooking the sea on the Isle of Wight, and I’d invite everyone I know – why be selective if no expense spared?!

The article was published on 21.06.2012

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