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The Reading Rock Festival.

Richfield Avenue. 
August 22-24th 1980.

Reading Rock Photogallery One

John Sykes © photos Paul Brannigan

Praying Mantis © Paul Brannigan

Fischer Z © Paul Brannigan

Another hail of cans ! © Paul Brannigan

Behold , a broken geetar ! Krokus © Paul Brannigan

Tygers of PanTang © Paul Brannigan

Quartz © Paul Brannigan

David Coverdale © Paul Brannigan

Sledgehammer © Paul Brannigan

Angel Witch © Paul Brannigan

Krokus © Paul Brannigan

Too much dry ice © Ferg Ranson

Leaving Reading © Ferg Ranson

Campsite near the Salvation army tent © Ferg Ranson

Ferg and a tinnie © Ferg Ranson

Reading 1980 pages

Thanks to photographer Alan Perry for allowing us to use his excellent photos of Reading 1980, you can purchase copies of these pix at his website where he has oodles of top photos of metal bands from the 70s to the 80s

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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