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The Archive
  Index of festivals and outdoor music events Summer 1979
May 26-27
Loch Lomond Rock Festival, Cameron Wildlife Park, Dumbartonshire.*
June 1-6
Ruthin Free Festival, Clwyd
June 9
B.Y.C. Multicultural Festival, Gilwell Park,Chingford, London.
June 16-24
Stonehenge Free Festival, Wiltshire *
June 20-22
Hood Faire, Totnes, Devon
June 21-23
Glastonbury Fayre, Pilton, Somerset *
June 30-July 1
Ashton Court-Community Free Festival, Bristol.
July 7
London, Ladbroke Grove, Street Festival
July 14-18
July 17-22
Capital Jazz Festival, Alexandra Palace,London *
July 20-22
Severn Vale Free Celebration, Berkeley Gloucestershire * -
July 27-29
Cambridge Folk Festival *
Aug 2-7
Deeply Vale Free Festival, nr Bury, [Lancashire *
Aug 4th
Cropredy Festival Banbury
Aug 4th
Knebworth Park Concert, Hertfordshire *
Aug 10-12
Polgooth Faire, Mevagissey, Cornwall
Aug 10-20
Bournemouth Free Festival, Dorset
Aug 11
Knebworth Park Concert (2), Hertfordshire. *
Aug 18
Wembley Stadium Concert, London. *
Aug 24-26
Reading Rock Festival, Berkshire *
Notting Hill Carnival. London
Aug 25-26
Bournemouth Bill Free Festival, Yeovil, Somerset
Aug 25-27
Rougham Tree Fair, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.
Aug 25-27
Leigh Rock Festival, Lancashire *
Sept 1
Edinburgh Rock Festival *
Sept 2
Rock Against Racism Concert, Rockwell Park, Brixton, London *
Sept 6-20
Psilocybin Free Festival, Devil's Bridge, Dyfed
Sept 20-24
Meigan Faire, Newcastle Emlyn, Dyfed.
Sept21  –
Gilfach Festival
  Festivals marked * were attended by the Festival Welfare Services' Field Welfare and/or member organisations.
  List has been added to from original FWS list

Taken from the FWS report 1981 .

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