The Isle of Wight Festival is the first major festival that kicks off the UK summer season each year. While many come for the emerging acts of the modern generation, thousands are drawn towards the memories the festival reignites, with its emergence dating back over an astonishing 54-year period and widely acknowledged as Europe’s equivalent of Woodstock.
The festival first ran in 1968, but took a break from 1970 to 2002, when it was re-launched by John Giddings, an established music promoter. Since this time Top Mops has been a part of the festival, not on stage, but taking care of the cleaning and waste disposal around the clock across the VIP, Back-Stage and Hospitality Areas that are a key part of the event. Ensuring that the artists performing, their entourage, media, special guests and all the VIP’s that attend the event do so in a clean and safe environment.
The role of Top Mops at the festival doesn’t stop there. The Top Mops team are on-site for a full month each year to support set-up to breakdown activities either side of the main event. A task that sees over 50 team members from Top Mops working at the Isle of Wight Festival each year to support this highlight of the music calendar. An event whose stages have hosted bands such as The Rolling Stones, The Who, Muse, Foo Fighters, Coldplay, The Sex Pistols, Fleetwood Mac, The Police, Blondie and Red Hot Chilli Peppers. In addition, to stand-out solo performances from David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Jay-Z and Amy Winehouse.
Top Mops are proud to support this iconic festival, and like music constantly evolve and change to improve their services and deliver ‘peace of mind’ for their clients.