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. Lancashire .U.K.
May 5th to Sunday May 7th 1972.
publicity puffery. part 1.
going to set a new standard for this and future festivals "
Hmmm, yesssss indeedy. To be charitable I suppose one can
say that the intentions were good, but the reality was somewhat different .
Thanks go to Mick Etherington for providing me with copies of the pre-festival
publicity screed which actually bears about as much resemblance to the reality
of the festival as a rancid halibut does to a well thumbed copy of the Kama
If you have any info regarding
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Updated May 2023
- Film Stills still taken from an 8mm film shot by a local May 2023
- The Rouchon Collection : a wonderful, large collection of images from the festival from start to finish and which covers most aspects of the festival.
Grateful Dead : Photos, setlist,tapes, transcript, eye witness reviews. Updated April 2023
own Bickershaw saga. Updated June 2021
from the mud :More eyewitness accounts from intrepid Bickershaw veterans. Updated with new photos June 2021
French Review new June 2021
intended programme and the artistic dropouts
Express- Bickershaw edition,includes site map New!
photographs from Roger Hutchinson -New!
festival publicity handout
Festival Runs at a Loss
of tickets . New Sept 22nd 2001
stills from BC'S 8mm footage of Bickershaw !
Adverts in the press
of all artists who performed at the festival . Band personnel , known tapes
and setlists . Updated Jan 2011
photos : Wishbone Ash, Kinks, Family, Captain Beyond, New Riders, Country
site photographs updated Nov 2004
Beefheart : Setlist, tapes, reviews, photos
encounter with Captain Beefheart at Bickershaw:
by Charles Gee
of Captain Beyond at Bickershaw
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