Bickershaw Festival, May 4th 1972

I was randomly searching blogs for information on the tiny village I live in when I discovered several pages devoted to something called the 'Bickershaw Festival.' 34 years ago thousands of people converged on wasteland just across the road. The tour rider is pretty impressive for the day and includes the Grateful Dead. There are several accounts and some great photos that folks have put up on the Internet.

How cool.


Screech said...

If you thought it was cool, you might be interested to know that the festival is being held again next year.

If you are interested, I have set up the new site at http://www.bickershawfestival.co.uk/
theres also a lot of stuff about the original festival.

Criminally Vulgar said...

I know it fell through in 2007. I'll keep an eye out! That would be worth going back for.