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The Milton Keynes Concerts.


1979 - Soul In The Bowl Desmond Dekker and Geno Washington

July 27th 1980 - The Police , UB 40, Squeeze

August 8th 1981 - Thin Lizzy, Judy Tzuke

June 5th 1982 - Queen ,

Oct 2nd 1982 - Genesis

July 1st to 3rd 1983 - David Bowie

July 21st 1984 -Status Quo, Marillion, Nazareth

June 22nd 1985 - U2 , REM

June 21st 1986 - Simple Minds, The Cult

June 18th 88 -Amnesty International festival

September 10th 1988 Michael Jackson

August 19th 1989 - Bon Jovi

August 5th 1990 - David Bowie ,

September 1990 Erasure



    Its a bloody big open air bowl and it seats 65,000 .An ex clay pit, it has a gradual slope which affords quite a good view for the crowd . Its situated not far from London and it often seems to rain when rock one day concerts are held there.During the 80s it hosted some big names in rock- Bowie, U2 , Simple Minds, Queen . Its the last series of major open air concerts of the 80s that we haven't covered to date. Well, now we have decided to amend that omission . We need your contributions to flesh out this site so it can eventually be as comprehensive as the Reading and Donington pages we have put together so far. You can help by Contacting us about these festies and any others you attended.


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