Artists who performed at the festival.
|Its almost impossible at this distant remove to ascertain just what was played by any particular band, but if anyone does have details, let me know. I don't know if the straight music press covered the festival, but if so , they may have mentions of the songs played . Of course , if those who are sitting on the FILM release it, we would have a more or less complete record. The MC5 set is the only one that has surfaced so far, lets hope there will be more ! I'm also surprised that Hawkwind did not play here, since they did play for free at Bath and the Isle of Wight , perhaps they had another previous booking .|
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These groups or solo artists definitely played on these days.
Demon Fuzz © Dicky Howett
Friday 24th July 1970
Saturday 25th July 1970
Stray, Wildmouth, J.J. Jackson & the Pretty Things .
Pretty Things and JJ play classic sets. Free refused to play without money up front and went off home to sulk .
Sunday 26th July 1970
Cochise, Mighty Baby & Demon Fuzz all play sets . Edgar Broughton offers to play free, providing he isn't filmed
Edgar & Kevin Ayers play a great set together, which was probably not filmed - sigh ...... .
Pink Fairies strip show follows, with Russ & Twink rolling Naked on the stage .
The Poetry Festival & Sc i-Fi Conference commences eventually once the dome is inflated.
Mighty Baby © Dicky Howett
Matthews Southern Comfort leave without playing ,Quiver, Honks (ex-Junior Eyes) start the day's serious music. Black radical band Noir play a really excellent set, as does Mike Chapman who has the audience on its feet for a 20 minute 'Hey Jude' which surpasses Paul McCartney. The Liverpool 8 Friendly Society follows, then Pete Brown, also excellent. The crowd gives a standing ovation to Sonia ( Sonia Christina, later of Curved Air. ), a virtually unknown folk singer, after an impromptu spot. Roger Ruskin, robots, and the reporter from" The People" take part in a piece of weirdness . Mungo Jerry finish off the festival with a set of their own and then they are joined by the organisers, the film crew and sundry musicians who close the event with a 15 min. "anthem in plain E "specially composed by Mick Farren.
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