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Updated Jan 2016

This site is dedicated to the memory of Roger Hutchinson, who inspired me to delve deep into the magic of the free festival and who passed away Sept 3rd 2010.

R.I.P. Roger .....

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1970-1990.


Free Festival list.

   We've created this index of the free festivals we know of and sites that contain any information about them . If the site has a good deal of information about the festival we have linked directly to it and marked the page with a #. If its hardly got any content we've usually added the information to the pages we have created about the event . Most of the pages will contain links to photo sites of the festivals on the net , bands that played at the festivals and any recording details .

This list is in no way definitive and is being added to whenever new information turns up and the site is constantly being updated . It has been gleaned mainly from net scouring and therefore is almost definitely NOT completely accurate . If you can help with ANY information please do not hesitate to contact us Contact email


 

Free festivals held in the United Kingdom between 1970-90.

1969
1971
1972
1973
1974
1970.
Trentishoe
Lambourn
Boscombe
 
Meigan Fayre
 
     
1975
1976
1977
1978
1979
May Hill festival
Meigan Fayre
Meigan Fayre
Rivington Pike
Ruthin festival
 
Whitworth Fair, Rochdale
Ruthin festival
 
Oakhampton, Devon
Bournemouth
   
Whitworth Fair Rochdale
   
Leigh, Lancashire
       
Whitworth Fair
       
        Ashton Court Free Festival Bristol
1980
1981
1982
1983
1984
Hay On Wye
Ruthin festival
Rhayader
May Hill .Newent
Oswestry
Rhayader
Norwich
Elan Valley
May Hill .Newent
Montgomery
Powys
Bath
Clun
Cantlin Stone .Clun
Otmoore -Oxford
Hay On Wye
Psilocybin Free Festival
 
 
Sizewell
   
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989

Avon Free Festival.

Wick Quarry

Burghfield Common Free Festival

Brecon Free Festival Cwmbran,
Sodbury Common, Chipping Sodbury, Avon
Tewkesbury, Bushney Free Festival
Bodmin Moor, Rough Tor Free Festival
 
 
 
 

 

Many thanks go to ,Roger Hutchinson (Artwork/photos) Jeza -(muso extraordinaire /photo archives )Traveller Dave ,Bishbosh, Baz, Herb, Paul Seaton,Noddy Guevara , Steve Austin, Steve Bayfield ,Davis Stooke ,Garry Gibbons and Peter Piwowarski - ( 70s music site/photos ) and countless others for their help in providing the archival material related to these free festivals which has at last enabled us to construct the site .

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