Thursday, January 31, 2008

Possibly Jeremy Beadle's Finest Hour?

Click on the image to enlarge it and see it in all its glory

What do you mean you’ve never heard of it? It was Britain’s answer to Woodstock, the only problem was it took place a few miles from Wigan in Lancashire and unfortunately in was in May. And of course it rained.

Staged adjacent to a working coal mine the headliners on the three consecutive evenings were Dr. John, Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band and the Grateful Dead. Leading the British contingent were Hawkwind (inevitably), Wishbone Ash, Family, and Donovan.

To cap it all the Festival organiser was Jeremy Beadle. JB sadly passed away yesterday so this is posted in his honour.

1 comment:

Ellee Seymour said...

What an incredible line-up, I had no idea JB was involved in this kind of event. These are the kind of bands my husband really likes, they are certainly a blast from the past. I hope these bands remember JB and pay him a tribute too.