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The Reading Rock Festival.
Richfield Avenue. 
Reading 
August 28-30th 1983.

Gallery 5: The Enid and the site.

The Enid

The Enid © David Vass

The group stake their claim © David Vass

Working it all off .... © David Vass

The festival was a monument to the tinnie .... © David Vass

Local festival watering hole The Duke of Edinburgh © David Vass

The lads in their civvies © David Vass

A future professor freaking out ....© David Vass

© David Vass

Pity the state of the collective livers of this lot ... © David Vass

The morning after ....© David Vass

A delegation from the Ministry of Silly Hats and Nose Decorations inspects the assembled multitudes for infringements of the unwritten code. © David Vass

Its was the gnome that drank it all ossifer, honestly ........ © David Vass

© David Vass

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Caroline freaking out © David Vass.

WTF is going on here Steve Harley ? Please explain ! © David Vass


Can we get a witness ?

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


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


The early festivals.

You can find out the complete line ups of the first festivals if you follow the links below .
  1961
1962
1963
1964

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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