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Last updated June 2021 :new photos Led Zeppelin, Jefferson Airplane, Steppenwolf, Flock and Santana .

Photo archive by Terry Farebrother .

Terry took 35 black and white images of the festival, capturing some rare moments such as the Pink Faires onstage playing for free outside the festival grounds and many candid shots of the crowd. The photographs are in chronological order .Most of the images have larger versions , mouse over the images to see which ones are available.

NB:Some images have had to be restored due to damage .Unfortunately, portions of these were beyond repair due to faulty developing.

Saturday June 27th 1970

Market cross Shepton Mallet Saturday

The gathering of the clans


Weathering the storm.

After the rain


Grooving to an afternoon performance. Possibly Donovan.

A standing ovation for Colosseum.

Hangin' round between acts

More rain on the way

At last, the sun!

This would have been late afternoon Saturday , which was probably some of the best weather of the weekend

Early evening


Dusk .

Lights on Saturday night

Sunday June 28th 1970

The Pink Fairies play Sunday Am outside the main arena

The Pink Fairies


The Fairies do their thang

View from the back


Chilling between acts

Grabbin' some zzz's

Mid day .


The stage must be around here somewhere.....


The main drag -Sunday

Crowds enjoy the brief spell of warmer weather in the afternoon on Sunday

Early evening Sunday


Ok , so it was Sunday, but we really would like to know what the fuck was going on in this picture ......

c'mon whoever is responsible for this- OWN UP !


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Ross Mortimore's streaming Quicktime movie of the crowd features clear images of the stage PA , Colosseum onstage and bikers with Canned Heat at Bath as a soundtrack provided courtesy of Bob C .

Bandwidth and copyright restrictions mean we cant host audio/video so you will have to do with stills at the moment until we can do an alternative stream elsewhere. Please don't bug us to add it , we will do it when we have the time.

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To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the 1970 Bath Festival we have brought out a special commemorative set. Anyone interested can view it on

A limited edition of reprints of the 1969 and 1970 Bath festival posters and Freddie Bannisters books on the Bath ,Lincoln 71 and Knebworth festivals can be bought online from the link below :
Rock festival memorabilia from various festivals can be viewed at the main Rock memorabilia page

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