• Short Summary

    The best part of 400,000 fans today (Monday) started a mass exodus from Britain's biggest-ever pop festival on the Isle of Wight--leaving behind them a thousand acres of litter and one more headache for the festival organisers, who already claim to have lost GBP90,000 (210,000 dollars) on the five-day event.

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    The best part of 400,000 fans today (Monday) started a mass exodus from Britain's biggest-ever pop festival on the Isle of Wight--leaving behind them a thousand acres of litter and one more headache for the festival organisers, who already claim to have lost GBP90,000 (210,000 dollars) on the five-day event.

    While a handful of penniless fans started clearing up the litter as a means of earning their fare home, the more fortunate joined the queues for ferry boats to the mainland. Extra services had been provided, and the owners of private launches also cashed in by providing cut-price passages.

    Despite damage caused by militant hippies on Sunday night, police and fans were generally unanimous that the festival had been staged peacefully and successfully. But the organisers say that, because of the loss sustained, there will be no further Isle of Wight pop festivals.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8I1R01J8BXHQR5G14GQEDC4X0
    Media URN:
    VLVA8I1R01J8BXHQR5G14GQEDC4X0
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/08/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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