The Archive. A history of UK Rock Festivals 1960-1992.
For information on today's festivals see eFestivals.co.uk
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Andy Roberts fascinating new book Albion Dreaming has much information about free festivals of the 70s and 80s . Essential reading !
Our old friend Garry Marsh is writing a book on the Hollywood festival and wants MORE info
Fancy a great holiday in France ?
Have a good laugh - go visit the Readers Doglist
to view his ebooks about his time as a photographer and film maker at free festivals and other cool stuff
"Andy Roberts (author of Albion Dreaming) is now writing a book specifically about psychedelics and free festivals. He would welcome any information on this topic such as info on dealing psychedelics at festivals, prices, types available, methods of smuggling psychedelics in, photos of dealers' signs and basically anything related to psychedelics and free festivals. All contributors will be credited and no compromising information will be revealed! Please contact Andy
R.IP. Phil The Beer, AKA The Maroose.
My old mate from Loughborough who passed away late April 2010 .
Fare thee well Phil , you will be missed by many in the travelling community.
Latest Updates - Updated November 2013
We are hoping to add in the next few months , years , millenia, the next life .....
But to do this we need MORE info on these events. You can help by Contacting us on these festies and any others you attended.
Please note- this site grows by donations of material by its viewers, it may take a long while for short comments to be added to pages due to the size of the site and the amount of new info that is coming in. We usually wait until we have enough comments available to make it worth while to post new updates on this page .
All we can say is -be patient , it will be added eventually .If it doesn't appear after a few months a gentle reminder would be appreciated, rather than a demand that your ten word comment that really adds nothing new be inserted immediately. Our brains are getting older , so we forget things on occasions. Also, as the site now contains over 20,000 items , thousands of pages and many sections , its getting REALLY hard to keep it organised and updated regularly let alone do any research to find new material and information .....
The reason we don''t embed youtube links is due to the impermanent nature of such files, which can be removed at the drop of a hat, time constriants again mean we don't have the time to check these out and remove them when the links expire.
Another thing, we have frequently been asked to set up forums on festivals. Apart from the fact that we just don't have time to moderate or set up any forums , given the experiences we have on trying to find any useful info on most forums, ( a topic starts and then gets way off topic whilst good posts get buried waaaaaaaay under the dross ) we prefer to add the info people send to us manually so we avoid the pointless off topic and list nazi type stuff one always gets on any forum. We want our info to be relevant , as accurate as possible , easy to find and to the point - we hope it is :-)
However, given that some folks want to" drag the site into the 21st century" , if anyone wants to design and moderate a forum for us, then please get in touch and we will see if we can collaborate
Main Archive of UK Festivals 1960-1992
Donations of material wanted
In an effort to get some new stuff going Iam launching into the Donington and Reading festivals of the 1990s as they are quite well documented. So will be looking for eye witness accounts and photos to add to those years.
I feel like giving up on documenting the Milton Keynes Bowl concerts - send us STUFF PLEASE , this plea has been online for years and bugger all has landed on the desk. Also after Soap Aid, , Cumbria Festival 1991, Leigh Valley rock 1979, Tarlair Festival 1993, other ultra rare free festival goodies from the early 70s-80s .
STILL looking for eyewitness accounts of Cardiff Castle shows in the 70s. When did Mungo Jerry play at the Castle ? Help !
wanted : Festival welfare services reports from 1984 onwards.
Inverness Festival 1970 new documents
Monsters of Rock Donington 1985 new recollections
Monsters of Rock Donington 1988- new recollections
Reading Festival 1982 new photos of Stampede, backstage with Iron Maiden
The Garden Party Milton Keynes 1986 new photos and page
Drumnadrochit Festival 1972 new info about this low key festival held near Inverness
Monsters of Rock Donington 1986 new photos of Motorhead, Warlocks, punters throwing mud at Bad News :-)
Avon Free Festival 1988 ( Wick Quarry) new page
Torpedo Town Free Festival new info about the first three years and 1986
Knebworth 1978 new photos
Knebworth 1979 new recollections
Knebworth 1980 new photos
New Jesus Jellett sightings half a dozen new incidents to report about the escapades of the Uk's most famous nude tamborine playing messiah
Monsters of Rock Donington 1984 New photos of Van Halen
Monsters of Rock Donington 1991 New page on the year AC-DC headlined for the third time
Windsor Free Festival 1974 new band info and photo
Fife Aid 1988 , massive update.
Humberside festival 1970 -eyewitness account
Bath Festival 1969 new poster and recollections
Nottingham festival 1970- program cover
Bath Festival 1970 some new info on the lost photos and new recollections
Glastonbury Festival 1971 New recollections and photo galleries
Croeso All nighter 1969 Abergavenny New recollections .
Lincoln Racecourse 1971 New recollections
Watchfield Free Festival 1975- New info on bands.
The Who Charlton 1976 New recollections and photos, set list info
The Who Charleton FC 1974 New recollections
Durham Domefestival 1973-80 New info
Knebworth 1975 New photos of the crowd , Steve Miller Band ,Pink Floyd and many larger versions of the existing images.
Hyde Park Free Concert Blind Faith 1969 colour stills of Edgar Broughton, Donovan, Richie Havens, Third Ear Band and the crowd
Hyde Park Free Concert Pink Floyd 1970. colour stills from some more 8mm footage
Watchfield Free Festival 1975- New photos of Strife onstage .
East Anglia Rock and Blues Festivals Mildenhall 1987-1990 some photos from 1987 , info on 1987/89 clearing up the Rory Gallagher performances and musings on who performed at the 1990 event
Bath Festival 1970 stills from some more 8mm footage
Bath Festival 1970 stills from some 16mm footage
Bath Festival 1969 New colour pix of Taste, Liverpool Scene, Just Before Dawn with John Peel and Colosseum
Whittlesey Barn Dance 1968- New press clippings.
Windsor Free Festival 1974- new copies of Freek Press
East Anglia Rock and Blues Festivals Mildenhall 1982-1991 New images from the 1982 festival of Magnum, Samson and others as well as some pics of 1988 bands and other updates .
Bath Festival 1970 New images of Donovan, Angels, backstage ,TVX , 16mm film Crew. From a lost roll of film found in Hyde Park in 1970.....
Bristol Free Festival 1971 Under construction , but plenty of artefacts to grokk over....
Windsor Free Festival -Bill Ubi Dwyer Arrest in 1975, Phoenix peace festival, 1977 Windsor 1977-78
Windsor Free Festival 1973- new documents recollections
Windsor Free Festival 1974- new recollections. documents
Windsor Free Festival 1972- new documents
Frodo Baggins Birthday Party Clyro Court 1989
Silver Moon festival, Nenthead 1984-photos, timeline, program, site map .
Bath Festival 1970 New recollections and pix of Formerly Fat Harry , Keef Hartley, Colosseum , Donovan and the Hells Angels
Hyde Park free concert June 29th 1974 new photos of stage and crowd
Stones in Hyde Park 1969 new photos
Whittlesey Barn Dance 1968- Fairport Convention , Fleetwood Mac , Bluesbreakers, etc.
Humberside Pop 1969-1970 desperately looking for more info on the 1970 show which featured Free and Soft Machine.
Burton Constable Hall All nighters 1967-68
Hyde Park June 19th 1968- new adverts and info
Reading Festival 1973 lineups- new adverts
Reading Festival 1972 lineups- new adverts
Reading Festival 1971 lineups- new adverts
Isle Of Wight Festival 1968
Camden Festival 1972 lineups
Camden Festival 1971 lineups
Camden Festival 1970 lineups
Parliament Hill Fields 1968 Photo of Jefferson Airplane onstage
Windsor Arts Festival Home Park September 1972 Hawkwind, Arthur Brown, Pretty things, Pink Fairies . Our attempt to sort out the confusion occurring regarding this festival and Hawkwinds recorded live show at Windsor Free festival August 1973.
Penwith 1983 New photos of Chuck Berry
Reading Festival 1976 new photos
Second National Jazz and Blues Festival Richmond 1962 New documents
Harlow Free Festival 1975- new gig poster for Thin Lizzy and East Of Eden .
Fife Aid Two 1988 new page- the timeline for all stages and a map of the grounds
East Anglia Rock and Blues Festivals - new comments
Kendall Festival 1973 - new comments
Barbeque 67- Spalding new photos and comment .
Weeley Festival 1971- new crowd photos and one of an unknown band.
Nottingham Progressive Music Festival 1970 new pics of Family , Taste and Atomic Rooster .
Stonehenge Free Festival 1984 new pics of bands and filmcrew
Crosby Stills Nash and Young Wembley 1974 new pics
Woburn 1968 new pics
Festival of The Flower Children Woburn 1967 new pics and info
Reading Festival 1976 new pics of campsite and crowd
Isle Of Wight Festival 1969 new pics of Havens, Felix , Dylan and F Hardy
Knebworth 1985 new photos and recollections
Isle Of Wight Festival 1970 many new pics of crowd, stage, site
Isle Of Wight Festival 1969 lots of new pics of crowd, stage, site
Stonehenge Free Festival 1981 new pics of crowd, stage, site , norty substances etc from the Archives of Stonehenge film maker Al Stokes .
Heavy Metal Holocaust Port Vale new pics of stage construction .
Reading Festival 1973 Two new photogalleries and great images of the Faces, Status Quo, john Martyn, Tim hardin, Rory Gallagher , Peter Gabriel and more
Durham Domefestival 1979-80 -new images of bands onstage
Rock on the Tyne 1981- New photos of the Saturday show, Ian Dury, U2 and Elevis Costello.
Reading Festival 1978 new recollections.
Watchfield Free Festival 1975 New band info pics of Stonefield Trampm and No Sweat
Heavy Metal Holocaust Port Vale New photo of Ozzie and more program bits including site map .
Peace Convoy at Norwich and Lyng 1983 Many photos courtesy of Stonehenge film maker Al Stokes
Greenham Common Free festival 1982- Many new Peace Convoy photos
Watchfield Free Festival 1975- complete set of Watchfield Freek Press added
Cardiff Castle festivals - new eyewitness accounts
Elephant Fayre 1986 -Eye witness account of the burning of a tree by kids that angered villagers
Isle Of Wight Festival 1969 new pics of the Who, Third Ear, Band, Edgar Broughton, Blodwyn Pig ,Indo Jazz Fusions and Julie Felix
Phun City festival 1970- Added a second new recollections page with extensive accounts by attendees and new documents
Ashton Court Free festival 1978 Even more new pics of Streve Hillage, Here and Now , Gazer , unknown bands and site.
Ashton Court Free festival 1978 new pics of Streve Hillage, Here and Now and site.
Glastonbury Festival 1981- new pics and some new setlist information .
Stonehenge Free Festival 1979- New recollections
Glastonbury Fayre 1979- lots of new pics of Mother Gong and site
Stonehenge Free Festival 1980- New recollections
Buxton 1973- Wally story and new poster
Knebworth 1978-Genesis, Starship, Roy Harper . new photos
Thin Lizzy at Milton Keynes Bowl 1981 new photos of Lizzy, Judy Tzuke, Ian Hunter
Heavy Metal Holocaust Port Vale 1981- new images of program, recollections
Charlton 1976- couple of new photos
Ruthin Free Festival 1981 New photogallery and account of this tiny windswept festy held in the Horseshoe pass in picturesque North Wales.
Isle Of Wight Festival 1970- 25 new photos of site and audience. Oldies, go and see if you can spot yourself , or your Volkswagen van . Youngsters, go see if you can spot your mum or dad !
Crosby Stills Nash and Young Wembley 1974 - New photogallery of the band onstage with Joni Mitchell. Joni with LA Express, also crowd pix
At last we have got our shit together and added Fife Aid 1986 and Fife Aid 1988. Van Morrison, Runrig, John Martyn, Marillion, Sugarcubes and others .
Watchfield Free Festival 1975 updated site map New photos
Reading Festival 1980 - New recollections.
Knebworth 1980 - New Beachboys photos and recollections
Crystal Palace Garden Party 1973- Jeff Beck James Taylor. etc. New photos of performers backstage and crowd
Seasalter Free Festival New recollections.
Caesars Camp 1978- Peoples Free Festival New recollections.
Knebworth 1979 New recollections
Knebworth 1978 New recollections and film details.
Knebworth 1976 New recollections
Knebworth 1975 New recollections
Knebworth 1974 New recollections
Nostell Priory 1982-84-new recollections
Windsor Free Festival 1973- new recollections
Crosby Stills Nash and Young Wembley 1974 - two new images of the band onstage
The Who Wembley 1979- New photogallery- colour photos of the Who ! More to come when they have been cleaned up.
Bluesology 1968 Chateau Impney Grounds, Nr Droitwich - Many pics of Fleetwood Mac, Joe Cocker, grounds , stage, crowds (both dry and wet ), beer glasses, broken chairs, The Rain and Jeremy Spencers Baby !
The Who Charleton FC 1974 New recollections
The Who Vetch Field Swansea 1976 New recollections
Windsor Free Festival 1972 New info, press account
Bath Festival 1969 New recollections and pix of Edgar Broughton, Chicken Shack , John Mayall and Keith Emerson
Stonehenge Free Festival 1983- new photo gallery of Reggae band Majestic performing onstage
Bath Festival 1970 New recollections and pix
The Who Wembley 1979 New recollections
Bill Ubi Dwyer Rare info about the 1972 Windsor Free festival, origin of "ubi"
Windsor Free Festival 1974 New recollections
Monsters of Rock Donington 1988 various updates, new documents.
Monsters of Rock Donington 1984 various updates, new documents.
Monsters of Rock Donington 1983 various updates, new documents.
Monsters of Rock Donington 1981 various updates, new documents.
Reading Festival 1973 - new image gallery
Baston Festival Lincolnshire 1970 New page , more content needed
Newark Festival of Contemporary Music October 1970 New page ,more content needed
Nostell Priory 1984- Steppenwolf setlist
Charlton 1976 New recollections. ( more to come soon )
Hastings Festival 1967 and All Nighter 1970 New recollections.
Reading Festival 1989 various updates, new documents.
Reading Festival 1988 various updates, new documents.
Reading Festival 1987 various updates, new documents.
Reading Festival 1983- various updates, new documents , selist updates.
Reading Festival 1982 New photogallery
Reading Festival 1981 new photos, new documents.
Reading Festival 1980 - various updates, new documents , selist updates.
Reading Festival 1979 various updates, new documents.
Reading Festival 1978 various updates, new documents.
Reading Festival 1977 various updates, new documents.
Eighth National Jazz and Blues Festival Sunbury 1968 new documents , timeline updates.
Reading Festival 1976 - various updates, new documents , selist updates.
Reading Festival 1975- various updates, new images , selist updates.
Reading Festival 1974 - various updates, new documents and images , selist updates.
Reading Festival 1973 - various updates, new documents and images , selist updates.
Reading Festival 1972 - various updates, new documents and images , selist updates.
Reading Festival 1971 - various updates, new documents and images , selist updates.
Sixth National Jazz and Blues Festival Windsor 1966 New documents and info
Fourth National Jazz and Blues Festival Richmond 1964 New documents and info
Third National Jazz and Blues Festival Richmond 1963 New documents and info
Second National Jazz and Blues Festival Richmond 1962 New documents and info
First National Jazz and Blues Festival Richmond 1961 New documents and info
Nottingham Pop and Blues Festival 1969 photos of Fleetwood Mac and Status Quo
10th National Jazz and Blues Festival Plumpton 1970 New documents and info
9th National Jazz and Blues Festival Plumpton 1969 New documents and info
Reading Festival 1978 new documents.
Spalding Tulip Festival 1967 New recollections and pics.
Reading Festival 1975 - various updates, new documents and images , selist updates.
Treworgey Tree Fayre New recollections
Windsor Free Festival 1973 New photogallery of Hawkwind and the crowd
Watchfield Free Festival 1975 New photos
Isle Of Wight Festival 1970- New rare pics of Miles Davis collaborators Stanley Tonkel and Teo Macero backstage
Isle Of Wight Festival 1970- New recollections and photos , recollections split into 2 pages with new pics on each .
Blackbushe 1978 New pics spread over all pages .
Festival of the Flower Children Woburn 1967 New poster
Seasalter Free festival 1976 new documents and recollections , including the finding of a recording by Visitor 2035
Reading Festival 1987 Swag of excellent new photos of Alice Cooper, Zodiac Mindwarp and The Stranglers.
Reggae Sunsplash 1984 and 1985 new page on the biggest Reggae concerts in the UK in the mid 80s
Knebworth 1979 New recollections and pics of Zeppelin .
Knebworth 1978 New recollections and pics of Genesis ..
Harrow and Wealdstone FC 7-15-1972 New page
Rugby Rag 1969 First hand account of day 2 of this forgotten festival.
Durham Dome Festival 1980 recollections and photo of Prefab Sprout onstage.
Trentishoe Free Festival 1973 recollections from Louise of the Greasy Truckers .
Treworgey Tree Faire 1989 More new recollections.
National Jazz and Blues Festival Richmond 1965- new recollections
Alton Towers Pop shows 1969 various posters .
Wollacombe Devon 1970 Poster from this one day event with Free and Amazing Blondel, others
Brentwood Festival 1977- new page with pics , more info from the group that built the stage
Wembley 1974 CSNY, The Band , Join Mitchell. - new recollections
10th National Jazz and Blues Festival Plumpton 1970 New pics of Deep Purple, East Of Eden, ISB and others
Monsters of Rock Donington 1988 New recollections and pics
Monsters of Rock Donington 1987 New recollections
Monsters of Rock Donington 1985 New recollections
Monsters of Rock Donington 1984 new photos , new Tshirt scans
Peoples March For Jobs 1981 Brockwell Park . New pics of Townshend, Havens, The Quads and Jim Capaldi
Phun City Festival 1970 , 14 new colour photos of bands , Cochise, Demon Fuzz, Mc 5 , and best of all, the Pink Fairies onstage in the Nude !
Reading Festival 1974- Photos of Nutz onstage
Rock Against Racism Brockwell park 1979 First hand account and pics by Paul Gilbert of Verdict , who opened the concert .
Great Western Festival Bardney 1972 New recollections including an account from the police side of things
Treworgey Tree Faire 1989 New recollections.
Nostell Priory Festival 1982 - new pics.
Nostell Priory Festival 1984 - new pics.
Nostell Priory Free Festival 1984 - new info.
Harlow Free Festival 1973-1991 More new gig info ,posters. press cuttings, updates to 1975. 76, 78. 79 pages.
Queen at Cardiff Castle 1976 Press report.
Treworgey Tree Faire 1989 New recollections.
Ozrics Jam at Torpedo Town Free Festival New photo gallery.
1962 National Jazz and Blues Festival New poster
1963 National Jazz and Blues Festival- New comments
The Pink Fairies at Harmony Farm Duddeswell 1971 New pics
Buxton Festival 1972 a number of new photos.
Queen at Knebworth 1986 New recollections and pics.
Weeley Festival 1971 Lots of new photos
Stonehenge Free Festival 1979 some minor updates
Stonehenge Free Festival 1980- lots of new pics.
Buxton All nighters 1968-70 new posters
Free festival updates Rivington Pike and Vines Cross material
Phil The Beer Ultra rare pics of the late Phil Shakesby and his daughter on the road in 1981
Monsters of Rock Donington 1986 New photos
Monsters of Rock Donington 1985 New photos
Monsters of Rock Donington 1984 New photos
Who Put The Boot In Tour 1976 More Updates to Charleton and Swansea
Reading Festival 1978- new recollections
Treworgey Tree Fayre 1989 new recollections
Harlow Free Festival More new gig info ,posters. press cuttings.
Led Zeppelin Knebworth 1979 New recollections
Monsters of Rock Donington 1988 New photos of stacks being supported by a forklift before the crowd surge deaths !
Elephant Fair 1983- pics of the Cure
Jesus Jellett. new sighting at Hyde park 2001 ! New photo Stonehenge 1981!
Weeley Festival 1971 New recollections and backstage photo.
Monsters of Rock Donington 1984 Rare pics of Ozzy Osbourne being hugged by a rabid fan and then falling over onstage .
Monsters of Rock Donington 1984 site photos
Windsor Free Festival 1972 Festival organiser and "love priest " Paul Pawlowski busted ! Fuzz take his loaf of bread into custody for examination ! Honestly !
Windsor Free Festival 1974 new press cuttings.
Harlow Free Festival More new gig info ,posters. press cuttings.
Bob Marley Crystal Place 1980 - new photo
Crystal Place Garden Party 1973- program cover
Knebworth 1976 New photos and recollections
Who Put The Boot In Tour 1976 Updates to Charleton, Swansea and Glasgow
Led Zeppelin Knebworth 1979 New recollections
Windsor Free Festival 1974 New press articles on the campaign to sue the chief constable .
Windsor Free Festival 1974 New band info.
Windsor Free Festival 1974 New photos , comments .
Ruthin Free Festival 1980 New photos of the site
Harlow Free Festival New gig info and a poster.
Glastonbury Festival 1987 2 issues of the festival newsletter documenting " the great biro crisis of 87 "
National Jazz and Blues Festival Richmond 1963- new recollections and more complete lineup
Medicine Ball Caravan Canterbury 1970 . A nice photo of the stage under construction as well as recollections from one of the touring company
Reading Festival 1972 New information , BIT solicitors report on police harassment of the audience .
Reading Festival 1975. Oodles of obscure backstage stuff supplied by our inside contributor , crew member Mick Davis
Monsters of Rock Donington 1984 New photos of the site , crowd and Accept.
14 Hour Technicolour Dream 1967- new recollections
Crystal Palace Garden Party 1971 New recollections
Bath Festival 1970 New recollections and photos
Bath Festival 1969 New recollections
Glastonbury Festival 1978 New recollections from Harry Williamson of Mothergong
Glastonbury Festival 1977 New recollections and photos from Harry Williamson
Reading Rock 1977 General revamp of page and new photogallery .
Crystal Palace Garden Party 1977. Elvis Costelllo Santana program cover
Buxton All nighter Sound 2 1970 -Ginger Baker , Blaack Widow poster
Nottingham 1969 - Fleetwood Mac/ Pink Floyd new poster
Hyde Park Free concert August 1968 - New large photo of Ten Years After .
Reading Festival 1980 New photogallery with pics of Slade. Krokus, UFO, etc
David Bowie, The Beat and Icehouse Milton Keynes Bowl 1983 New page with Bowie setlists and images, need more info on Icehouse and The Beat.
Police, Squeeze UB 40 Milton Keynes Bowl 1980 -New page with photos of Squeeze .
Thin Lizzy , Judy Tzuke , Ian Hunter Milton Keynes Bowl 1981 -New page with photos
Pennycross Stadium Plymouth May 1969- Fleetwood Mac, the Herd .
Inverness festival 1970- new info
Rougham Tree Fayres -updates.
East Bergholdt Faire 1981- new page of photos , TUMT site, etc
Treworgey Tree Fayre 1989 new photos and recollections
Elan Valley Free Festival updates.
Ogwen Valley Fair 1977 New page, looking for eye witness accounts !.
Norwich Peaceful Fair- 1983-86- updates
Reading Festival 1989 - new photos , crowd and Voice of the Beehive.
Roger Ruskin Spear at Guildford free festival 1973 links to Guildford-1971-74
Aldermaston Peace Festival 1972 New page, looking for eye witness accounts !
Hungerford Common Festival 1990 or 1991 New page with lots of nice pix.
Llanbister Festival 1991 - new photos
Reading Festival 1983 - new photos
Gateshead stadium 1982- new photos of Bono, Po-lice ,The Beat and Gang of Four
Jesus Jellett (or Gellett) the festival dancer Added all the comments and sightings of the ( in) famous ( but mysterious ) nude festival dancer whose real name was Clive ( according to Twink ) but was REALLY called William (according to Mick ) , but what the hell , whtever his real name , we've included one of his manifestos for all you dudes and dudettes to grok over !
Glastonbury Festival 1971 New recollections , link to Pyramid Stage designer Bill Harkin's site .
Stonehenge Free Festival 1981 Band pics and posters
Monsters of Rock 1988. Recording details - updates.
Hyde Park Free Concert August 24th 1968 Sorry it took so long to add your post Chris !
Hyde Park Bandstand Free Concert September 1968 we finally add Chris Marshalls very informative post sent to us in 2005, dooooh !
Stonehenge Free Festival 1982 New leaflet
Stonehenge Free Festival 1979 Two new posters
Watchfield Free Festival 1975- lots of new clippings about local opposition to the festival, the abortive Windsor 1975 festival and other stuff !
Bickershaw Festival DVD volume 2
The Who at Charlton 1974 new recollections
Mayfly Free Festival Oxford 1972-73 New posters
Cumbria Rock festival 1990 : New page with photos and setlists
Buxton 1973 and 1974 1972 1969/70- new recollections
Weeley Festival 1971 : New photos and recollections
Stonehenge Free Festival 1984: new photos . Also reorganisation of photo galleries , hopefully they are now easier to navigate .
Stonehenge Free Festival 1983: new photos
Cambridge Free Festivals 1969-70:new recollections and photos
Caesars camp 1975 : newsletters
Great Western Festival Barney 1972 :new recollections
Glastonbury Festival 1981 - recording info from Mother Gong member Harry Williamson.
Green Moon Festival Nenthead 1983 new photos
Blue Moon Festival Nenthead 1982 new photos
Beltane Festival (AKA White Horse , Dragon Hill ) 1989 Many great new pics .
Stonehenge Free Festival 1976. : Local press articles
Medicine Ball Caravan Festival Canterbury 1970 New recollections.
Harmony Farm free festival Duddeswell 1971 Local press cuttings .
The Damned CND festival 1983 Brockwell park- new photos
Hyde Park Concerts 1969. 1971, 1968, - new recollections
Great Western Express Grangemouth Festival 1972 - ticket and recollections
14 Hour Technicolour Dream 1967- new recollections and article.
Bluesology Droitwitch 1968- programme
Uxbridge Blues Festival 1965 - new photos of the Who Marianne Faithful and Long John Baldry
Knebworth 86 A few new recollections
Charlton 1974 new recollections
Who Put the Boot In Charlton 1976 new recollections
Motorhead at Wrexham FC 1982 -new recollections
Uxbridge Blues Festival 1965- new recollections
Monsters of Rock Donington 1986 New recollections
Monsters of Rock Donington 1985 New recollections
Monsters of Rock Donington 1984 New recollections
Monsters of Rock Donington 1987 New photos of Metallica ,Anthrax and Dio.
Inglestone Common 1989 Lots of new photos of ( more unidentified ) bands onstage
Treworgey Tree Fayre 1989 Lots of new photos of ( unidentified ) bands onstage
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Monsters of Rock Donington 1986 New photogallery : More photos of Scorpions, Def Leppard , Bad News and the site.
Glastonbury Free Festival 1977 New photos
Knebworth " Bucolic Frolic" 1974 lots of new photos of the bands and the crowd
Monsters of Rock Donington 1985 Nice new pics of the stage, Bon Jovi , Ratt and Metallica
National Jazz and Blues Festival Sunbury 1968- exclusive new colour pics of the Nice , Tyrannosaurus Rex , Jeff Beck and more
CND Peace Festival 1987- New Photos
GLC Free Concert 1984- Photos of the Damned, Spear Of Destiny, Brilliant and others
Reading Rock 1979- New photogallery of the early Friday night acts, The Cure, Punilux, Doll By Doll, Motorhead, etc.
Isle Of Wight Festival 1969 - Some new photos of the crowd
Donington 1985 New photos and recollections
Donington 1984 New recollections
Glastonbury 1983 -Site map
The Who 1969 photogallery Collection of pics from a 1969 concert.
The Pye Mobile recording crew: Isle of Wight Festival 1970- At last , photos of the heroes who preserved the audio for posterity !.
Funkadelic at the Lincoln racecourse festival 1971 Photos and reviews
Exclusive photos and accounts of Led Zeppelin's soundcheck at Knebworth 1979
A veritable plethora of little updates that we have been saving up for your amusement and delectation : July 17th
Charlton 1974 new recollections
Charlton 1976 new recollections, including identification of the bozo who climbed the lighting tower :-)
Bickershaw 1972 new recollections
Donington 1986 exclusive pics of Bad News
Obituaries : New portraits of Phil The Beer and Bumpy- courtesy of the highly esteemed and talented David Stooke
Glastonbury 1982 - New recollections
Blue and Silver Moon festivals - new recollections
Aktivator Festival 1988 photo of the Hippy Slags onstage .
Glastonbury Festival 1978 New recollections
Glastonbury Festival 1977 New recollections
Great Western Festival Barney 1972 New recollections
Bath festival May 1970 New recollections
Treworgey Tree Fayre New recollections
Harmony Farm free festival Duddeswell 1971 New recollections
Medicine Ball Caravan Canterbury 1970, some recollections from Pete Sears of Stoneground
Knebworth 1976 . Many new photos of Hot Tuna and Todd Rundgren and more
Reading Festival 1983 A few new photos in gallery 4
Reading Festival 1982 Gets its own photogallery page as well as a shitload of great backstage photos of Iron Maiden, Lemmy and others !
Festival related products
Theres a Dvd you can purchase from Ozit featuring the Grateful Dead at the Hollywood festival. which does feature some very rare footage, but the drag is there is not a lot of it , its the same stuff we have stills of on the Hollywood site .
End of April and all of May was impossible, apart from Phils death, which really knocked me back on my heels , I just could not do any updates for reasons I won't go into here in detail but which involved ladders , brushes and lots of paint amongst other equally dreary things...... :-(
Reading Festival 1987 All about Eve and other pix
Jefferson Starship Knebworth 1978- New photos
Reading Festival 1981 New recollections
Bickershaw Festival 1972 - New recollections from one of the organisers
Reading Festival 1976 More new photos , added Gong and Mallard to the ones of AC/DC, Manfred Mann, Crowd , The Enid , Brand X and The Sutherland Brothers and Quiver.
Uxbridge Blues Festival 1965 New recollections
Aquae Sulis Incident Bath 1970 New recollections .
lots of minor updates on Donington and other pages.
Lots of stuff to come in June- promise !
March was too busy , just could not do any updates, saw too many bands and life got in the way. Will catch up this month- hopefully .....
Dylan and co at Blackbushe 1978 New photos, recollections
Monsters of Rock 1983 - Exclusive pics of Dee Snider, ZZ Top and new recollections
Knebworth 1976 Some new photos and recollections
Windsor Free Festival 1973 A page full of new exclusive pics of Hawkwind and other bands, the crowd, etc
Reading Festival 1980 Lots of new pics, including Budgie, Tygers Of Pan Tang, Whispering Bob 'Arris, Magnum and many more ....
Womadelaide 2010 Was both wonderful and wet ! Take a gander to see what Aussie festival goers were up to in March whilst all of you in the Northern hemisphere were huddling round yer Argas trying to keep warm :-)
Isle Of Wight Festival 1970- around 20 new photos on two new pages
Donington 1984 Around 50 exclusive photos of Ozzy, Van Halen, AC/DC and Gary Moore.
Reading Festival 1983 Four new photo galleries. Exclusive pics of Mama's Boys, Magnum, Heavy Petting, Fortune ,Crazy Angel , Lee Aaron, Suzi Quatro and Sabbath
Monsters of Rock Donington 1984 New photos of Ozzie and Accept
Charlton 1974 Some very nice new pics of the Who in action onstage
Lots of hard rock updates to bring in the new decade as well as a few free festies bits and bobs . Its now 11 years that the sites been around, in various incarnations .Will we make 2020 ? We'll see.....
Stonehenge Free Festival 1977 and 1982- updates
Wayne Countty and Electric Chairs setlist for Reading 1977
Heavy Metal Holocaust 1981 Some new set lists
Milton Keynes Bowl 1984 Status Quo pretend they are going to stop touring and we launch our first Milton Keynes page .One down, 13 to go .
Torpedo Town Free Festival Finally ! an accurate timeline and precise locations from 1982-87 ! New images and recollections from the 86-87 festivals
Clash , Aswad, X Ray Spec , Tom Robinson Band at Victoria Park 1978 - New photos
Glastonbury 1981 Photo of only surviving Pyramid Builder T shirt
Glastonbury 1983 Photo of Dennis Brown
Hollywood Festival 1970 Lots of updated and new photos of the festival
The Stranglers and Peter Gabriel Battersea Park 1978 New page. looking for eyewitness accounts
Motorhead and Saxon at Hackney stadium 1982 New page. looking for eyewitness accounts and more pics.
Cardiif Castle Festivals 1975-76 New page : we want more info, but here's what we have so far....
Nukli at White Horse Free Festival 1989
White Horse Free Festival 1985 - Rare documents that the police refused to accept--- read them here
Donington 1981 New photos of Blackfoot
Donington 1990 New photos of Aerosmith
Torpedo Town Free Festival 1992 eviction notice being served by de plod ...
Glastonbury 1990- First hand account of the battle of Yeomans Bridge.
Glastonbury 1970 New photos of the first festival
Donington 1987 Some new pics
Reading Festival 1989 - memoirs of a stage crew member
City Rock Chelmsford 1977- First UK Punk festival - a financial disaster....
Nukli and the Subhumans at Torpedo Town Free Festival
Womadelaide 2009 Our yearly festival pilgrimage - a bit late reporting the festivities this year .......
Oregon setlist updates
Caesar's Camp Free festival 1978 New incredibly rare exclusive photos of Freaks at the Gates of Windsor Castle !
Bath Festival 1970 of Blues and Progressive Music Updated and new photos of Canned Heat, Flock and Maynard Feguson
Isle Of Wight Festival 1970- around 20 new photos on two new pages
Elephant Fayre 1983- Lovely series of photos which show how idyllic the Fayre was in the early days
Reading 1988 New photos
Great Western Festival Lincolnshire 1972- new recollections and pics
Reading 1980- substantial new number of pics including some nice close ups of Pat Travers and Bernie Torme
Medicine Ball Caravan Canterbury 1970- the incredibly obscure PInk Floyd, Stoneground , Faces free concert that was filmed and then discarded by Warners .Where is the lost footage ?
Pop Blues Festival Yeovil 1970- Rare Bird, Black Widow , Savoy Brown , looking for pics and recollections
Aquae Sulis Incident - Bath May 1970- scans from the program and recollections
Reading Festival 1973 New photogallery
Harmony Farm Free festival Duddleswell 1971 New photos and memories
Deeply Vale Free Festival 1978 new T shirt and recordings info
Rivington Pike Free Festival 1976- new photos
Reading 1979- Whitenake setlist , recollections, Cheap Trick pics
Reading festival 1982-site map and program cover
Glastonbury Festival 1990 – Numerous new photos
Glastonbury Festival 1989 – Numerous new photos
Glastonbury Festival 1985 – Some new photos and sitemap
Bill Dwyer at Hyde park new pics of the famous Windsor free festival supremo.
"Jesus" at Speakers corner Hyde Park 1973 more pics of the nude dancing eccentric- does anyone know who he really was ?
Spirit at Reading Festival 1978- new photos
Bath Festival 1970 of Blues and Progressive Music - new pics of IABD Flock and Canned Heat , also news of film archives , plus new crowd photos and recollections .
Donington 1982 - photos of Hawkwind
Donington 1986 pixs of Warlock and the Scorpions
Reading Festival 1986- new recollections from Sunday
Torpedo Town Free Festival - new recollections
More accurate setlists for several Donington artists
Hollywood Festival 1970 More new photos- the Dead , Family and crowd .
Stonehenge Free festival new pix and recollections from 1984
Reading 1975 Some very nice large new black and white photos.
East Anglia Rock and Blues Festival 1981-91 New page: Hawkwind, Uriah Heep, Rory Gallagher and more .
National Jazz and Blues Festival 1967- setlists for Jeff Beck , Fleetwood Mac and John Mayall
Reading 1978 -Memories of a US punk who attended the Friday night show
Reading 1987- photos of Lee Aaron, Magnum and MGM
Donington 1987 new pics of Dio and the arena
Weeley 1971 new recollections
Knebworth 1979- Detailed reasons as to why we do not necessarily believe all the hype about the gigantic audience numbers that are supposed to have attended the festival.
T Shirt and site map for Blackbushe 1978
Red Ice newsletter May 1981
Stonehenge Free Festival 1981 band listing and new newsletters and poster
Inglestone Free Festival 1981 We find out just who stole the stage for firewood !
Hollywood Festival 1970- six exclusive new photos including one of Colosseum and another of the Grateful Dead - also recollections
More minor updates Knebworth 86, Knebworth 85, Bath 69, Buxton 74, Crystal Palace 73, GlC 1985, as well as various Hyde Park concerts
Bluesology Droitwich 1968- new recollections
New Order at Glastonbury 1981- photo gallery
Minor updates to Elephant fayre 86. Reading 1989, Treworgey 1989 , IOW 70, Oregon concert setlist database , Wrexham 82 and Reading 83
Knebworth Park 1974- Bucolic Frolic new photos of the Doobie Brothers and crowd
Reading Rock 1983- photos of Alvin Lee and Little Steven
Motorhead at Wrexham FC 1982 new page. Looking for photos and eyewitness accounts.....
Blackbushe Picnic 1978 - 12 new pics
Treworgey Tree Fayre 1989- new pics and a negative comment !
Ye giant update to Ye Tibetan Ukranian Mountain Troupe site Many new pics
Stonehenge 1976-1977 and 83 -hansard transcripts
Ribblehead Free Festival 1988-91 updates
Elan Valley Free Festival 1976 New page - contains photos and recollections.
Greenham Common Free Festival 1982 new photos
Knebworth 1985- Deep Purple- some new pics.
Stonehenge Free Festival 1983- new pics and updates
Inglestone Free Festival 1981 - three new photos - one of the PCI bus as well as recollections
Hyde Park Free concert 1974- new photos of Toots and the Maytals and Chilli Willi and the Red Hot Peppers.
Bath Festival of Blues 1969- Even more new photos of Taste , Liverpool Scene, Colosseum, Keef Hartley , Roy Harper , Edgar Broughton and Chicken Shack
Knebworth 1976 -several new pics
Isle of Wight Festival 1970- some excellent new photos (view pages 2- 4)
Camden Free Festivals 1969- updates to Pink Floyd and Fleetwood Mac concerts
Cambridge Free Festival 1970 recollections
Cambridge Free Festival 1971 poster and timeline
Glastonbury Festival 1970- new photos
Treworgey Tree Fayre 1989- new recollections
14 Hour Technicolour Dream 1967- new pix and recollections
Crystal Palace Garden Party 1972- new pics of Beach Boys and audience
Minor updates to Donington 81 and various 1970s Reading festivals
Glastonbury Festival 1979 - site map
Glastonbury Festival 1981 - New photos
Stonehenge Free Festival 1980 - New photos
Reading Festival 1978 New recollections
Reading Festival 1980 new photos of Krokus and Whitesnake plus an unknown band who we would like to identify
Elephant Fair 1986 - new recollections , a song and photos of the festival
Great Western Festival Bardney 1972 New photos of Humble Pie , Lindisfarne and stage
Buxton Festival 1973 New photos
Bad Company , Lou Reed and Humble Pie Charlton FC 1974 new pix and also more crowd photos
White Horse Festival Uffingham 1989 some nice exclusive pix
Harmony Farm Free festival Duddleswell 1971- new page- looking for more info on this one
Aktivator Festival 1988 some photos from this obscure fee paying benefit
Stonehenge Free festival some new articles re the Wallies and the setting up of the first festival in 1974 and an eyewitness comes forth who was there at the informal gathering in 1972 !
Clyro Court 1989- new site photos
Watchfield Free Festival- many new documents.
Hyde Park 1974 new photos and press clipping
Great Western Express 1972- new recollections
Bickershaw Festival 1972 - a new photo of Jerry Garcia backstage
Blackbushe 1978 - The picnic with Dylan and EC - new photos and recollections
Windsor Free Festival 1975- the festival that never was- publicity materials and press clippings
Windsor Free Festival 1974 - first 1974 Freek Press issue found
Windsor Free Festival - 1975- The Trials of Ubi Dwyer- exclusive documents re the planning of the aborted festival.
National Jazz and Blues Festival 1967 new pix of the Crazy World of Arthur Brown and the audience
National Jazz and Blues Festival 1964 a few rare new pix of the Stones
Donington 1988 new Megadeath and Guns and Roses pix
Blue Moon Festival 1982 new pix
Isle Of Wight Festival 1970 New photos of The Who, Chicago and others, also site pics
Weeley Festival 1971- new pix sprinkled through the recollections pages and setlists
Nostel Priory festival 1982- new photos of Marillion, Lindisfarne and the Blues Band
Reading Festival 1990 New pix of Faith No More, Cramps and Nick Cave
Tim Blake at Glastonbury 1979 Rare collection of never before published pix taken by the late Ron Reid , the negatives of which were gifted by Ron to one of our contributors .
Buxton 1972- more new pix of stage and surrounding wasteland :-)
Great Western Express Bardney Lincolnshire 1972- new photos and recollections
Krumlin Festival recollections
Reading Festival 1983 and 1981 recollections
Buxton 1972 new photo of stage
Knighton Festival Radnor 1970 Photos and local press accounts
Lincoln Racecourse 1971 - more info on Funkadelic
Llanbister Free festival 1991 new pages on this small festival in Powys - lots of good pix !
Reading Festival 1980 more pix of cans , bands and bums, updates to 1987 as well
Isle of Wight Festival 1970 New photos of Family , Chicago. more setlists and some site pix
Stonehenge Free festival new pix from 1984 .
Isle of Wight Festival 1969 New photos of the site and the audience .
Theakston Music Festival 1982 Nostell Priory - new pics of Lindisfarne, Marilion and others on the bill.
Knebworth Festival Sept 1978 Peter Gabriel, The Tubes, Zappa , Wilko Johnson and Rockpile photos
Here and Now at Deeply Vale Free Festival 1978 Some lovely new photos of the band onstage
Sphynx at Deeply Vale Free Festival 1978
Glastonbury Free Festival 1978 Some nice new photos of stage , site and band
Watchfield Free Festival 1975 Big update with lots of new photos of site and bands
Yet more 1970 Bath Festival photos - exclusive pix of Zeppelin , Flock and many more
Heavy Metal Holocaust 1981 Nice new pix of Mahogany Rush and other bands
Reading Festival 1988 lots of new exclusive backstage pix and new recollections
July Wakes festival Chorley 1976-77 Big update with poster and photos
Isle of Wight Festival 1969 Many new exclusive photos of Free, The Who The Band, Richies Havens, Liverpool Scene, Pentangle and more
Tibetan Ukranian Mountain Troupe pages updated with new info and pix
New page on the Wystic Mankers
Blue Silver and Green Moon fayres Cumbria - new pix of Wystic Mankers , site and recollections
Glastonbury CND festival 1981 John Cooper Clarke's setlist
CND Rally Hyde Park April 1987- commemroation of Chernobyl with Style Council , good old Billy Bragg, Gil Scott Heron and more
Glastonbury CND festival 1984 - New photos of performers
Rock for jobs Brockwell Park 1981 - Pete Townshend, Aswad, the Members
"Popday 70" Portsmouth Greyhound Stadium spectacularly unsuccessful one dayer with Keef Hartley and Gentle Giant
Knighton Festival 1970- lots of inside information ....
Anti Nazi League - Rock Against Racism concerts 1978-1979 - more to come soon on these - need more info on the 1979 concert in particular
Great Western Festival 1972 Bardney Lincolnshire - set lists and film info
Bath Festival 1970- More Hells Angels pix and some new crowd photos
Buxton Festival 1969-71 and 1974 Minor updates
Exceptionally rare letters , band info , recollections and posters from the Windsor Free Festival 1974
Anti Nazi League Festival Manchester 1978 new photos and info
Pink Floyd Hyde Park 1970 Film footage info , 'whatever happened to the 280 minutes of footage shot at this show ?
Don MClean at Hyde Park 1975 minor update
Donovan at Hyde Park 1969 six pix
Kevin Ayers and Gong Hyde Park 1974- new photos
Queen and Steve Hillage Hyde Park concert in 1976-Some new pix and recollections .
Watchfield free festival 1975 New info
Reading Festival 1990 New page, lots of setlists
Reading Festival 1989 New page, lots of setlists and pix.
updates pre Dec 2008