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NMA fan DW Green Reading festival 1989 © Pippi

The Reading Festival.

Richfield Avenue. 
August 25-27th 1989.

Reading 1989 photogallery .

Voice of The Beehive

Backstage © Martin Brett

Getting ready to face the potentially bottle throwing hordes © Martin Brett

© Martin Brett

Beehive crowd © Martin Brett

© Martin Brett

© Martin Brett

© Martin Brett

Butthole Surfers

Crap quality, but its taken from an audience video off youtube , so what do you expect ? Band performing ' Concubine" and having fun creating feedback !



New Order

Crap quality, but its taken from a really poor , shaky audience video in the middle of a dancing crowd with the camera operator situated too near the stage ......


The Campsite and audience

Goths chill out round the campfire © Gavin Wilby

© Gavin Wilby

© Gavin Wilby

The morning after -the campsite on Monday © Gavin Wilby

Reading 1989 home

Can we get a witness ?

We need more info on this and Reading festivals 1986-1990, we are now in the curious situation of having better documentation on some of the earlier festivals, so c'mon goths and Indie fans , get yer photos out and fire up whats left of the aging brain cells .Send your recollections and scans to us NOW ! !! Contact us

External Links

Reading in the 80s to date- Fat Regs excellent site covers Reading from 1982 onwards .

Photos of Reading in the 80s at the Reading Musuem.

The early festivals.

You can find out the complete line ups of the first festivals if you follow the links below .

Festivals 1965-1990

Most of these have fairly complete documentation .But new contributions of any sort are always welcome regarding any of the festivals.
Richmond 1965
Windsor 1966
 Windsor 1967
Sunbury 1968
Plumpton 1969
Plumpton 1970
Reading 1971
Reading 1972
Reading 1973
Reading 1974


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