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The Knebworth Park Festivals.

Knebworth Fair : 6-24-78.

Genesis,Jefferson Starship, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Devo, Brand X, Atlanta Rhythm Section.

Samaritans report.

Knebworth Park Concert,

June 23rd -25th1978

After the initial confusion on Friday night about where our main centre was going to be, the Samaritan team of 27 volunteers' settled down to work in three different areas at o8.oo hrs on Saturday morning. Myself and six volunteers were up at the arena by 05.30 hours. Our centre (work tent) which has in the past been sited in the main arena was put up in the administration area between the Release tent and St. John's and manned by teams of 4 - 6 volunteers until all our clients had left, which was approximately 09.00 hrs on Sunday morning.
In the arena, teams of 6 - 7 volunteers worked at the back of the F.W.S. welfare tent and it was here that we were busiest seeing a lot of distressed people mostly in the late afternoon and evening. Unfortunately, we had very little space; this made it difficult for some of our volunteers to let people talk to them in confidence and people were often too distressed to be moved to the administration area
Our third smaller team of 3 to 4 volunteers remained in the e camping area; ensuring that the information point was manned during the day and looking after anyone in a distressed state
on the campsite.
To us, the festival goers appeared more relax and happier than at the three previous Knebworth festivals but our presence was still very much needed by those who came to us.

Deputy Director Festival Branch. July 1978.


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