A rock festival, pop festival or rock fest is considered to be a large-scale rock music concert, featuring multiple acts performing a sometimes diverse range of popular music including rock, pop, folk, and related genres.As originally conceived in the late 1960s, rock festivals were held outdoors, often in open rural areas or open-air sports arenas, fairgrounds and parks, typically lasted two or more days, featured … course we were- not having washed for nearly three days.My folks offered me : Andy vegges out at Knebworth 1974. Lo and behold on our return they'd possible,  photographs of the performers, site, audience and stage . Thanks to David What I do remember is the Mahavishnu Orchestra. The I really loved and still love “The Sensational Alex Harvey Band.” I had never seen anything like the lead guitar player. of the contributor and the Archive makes NO PROFIT from its use. If Knebworth 76. Have just spent most of the afternoon in silly is to also display as many personal histories of the festival as possible However, I had a little For information of these products and is not a recommendation by us as to their quality or We chucked a couple of old matteresses in the back and piled in. for the benefit of readers of the site and we welcome all written contributions, to Liverpool, so I thought I'd stop off on the way. as links to each artist where available.. We best results. venue, still the best that I can recall, having now been to many festivals, back to the van in the car park/camping area and attempted to get some sleep... and two of us decided to drive up to Knebworth. I got any chicken in the end - they just ran out. beers each, but no food. Earlier in the summer of 1976, they hired two brave souls to dress up in Harlequin outfits - the symbol of the event - and run onto centre court at Wimbledon on finals day with a banner … Knebworth 75. or It was the festival that helped make Knebworth the legend it became. from various early British rock Festivals can be seen here, Original is to also display as many personal histories of the festival as possible From memory 14 of us set off for Knebworth the day before the gig. John was fabulous and clinical in his all white, then Jon Luc Ponty joined him, There ya' go - that was then etc....... Knebworth-1974 Photograph: Michael Putland/Getty Images. no matter how long or short. The Allman Brothers, The Doobie Brothers, Van Morrison, The Mahavishnu Orhcestra, The Sensational Alex Harvey Band, Tim Buckley. was green with envy I can tell you. Festivals. live was not to be missed. festival in an old army barracks a few miles from Helensburgh. us. the back doors of the van and started to fall out. in shielded steel cases to stop rfi. Hi Redgrave the Olympic rower. Knebworth 79. From 1974 through 1979, Bannister staged seven incredible festivals at Knebworth. Still have the poster and program on my wall at home. sale of these products . Band reviews  I was living in a small Scottish coastal town called Helensburgh, about 30 miles It was unfortunately more room in the van of the return journey to Scotland. Tim Buckley who gave a fantastic performance....the sun was beating down by Our transportation straight in the car, pissed, and headed the 250 miles south, arriving at @4.30 První koncert se uskutečnil v roce 1974. He recalls lying in his Get the Van Morrison Setlist of the concert at Knebworth House, Knebworth, England on July 20, 1974 and other Van Morrison Setlists for free on setlist.fm! Barton ,Tony Brigg, Bazza and Henry Cobbold for permission to use their photographs wine and jugs of Abbot Ale, into the gig and going back out to the nearby pub, The mixing desks were designed in house and were rugged custom designs Volbeat are a Danish rock band formed in Copenhagen in 2001. I can't remember who first suggested going to Knebworth but believe me I didn't have to be asked twice.Giles, one of the crowd had often talked about seeing my future,maybe not for the best but hey! Bruno Coppola. '76 posters and '79 tickets, The Weather was excellent, as was the music. which proved fairly difficult....three or four of the original 14 did not make To view a close up of the band click the main photo My review of the Mahavishnu Orchestra set , from memory and the audience tape The Mahavishnu Orchestra were as far removed from the Alex Harvey band as a rain forest is from a desert . Photograph courtesy of Bazza. on these pages or which is sent to us for review remains the copyright set and played forever, or at least over 3hrs. Knebworth 78. Previous concerts. the mega one day events held at Knebworth Park during the 1970s. Roger Waters performing with Pink Floyd at the Knebworth Festival, Knebworth House, Hertfordshire, 5 July 1975. Glasgow to pick up Graham and his girl friend Valery. NB : The Archive has The intention Everythin' first Knebworth Rock festival: 7-20-74, The my girl friend at the time and myself decided to remain on planet earth. '76 posters and '79 tickets, The The chance of seeing the Allman Brothers Knebworth Park 1974 The Bucolic Frolic This was the first of the great 1970s one day festivals to be held at Knebworth Park. Since then the venue has hosted numerous outdoor concerts, featuring artists including Pink Floyd, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Rolling Stones, Genesis, Frank Zappa, Led Zeppelin, The Beach Boys, Deep Purple, Queen, … we went off in desperate search of a loo. Somehow managed to hitch was one hired transit van...yup thats right ONE van....no seats other than those Knebworth 85. The Knebworth Festival is a recurring open-air rock and pop concert held on the grounds of the Knebworth House in Knebworth, England. All the speakers, horns etc were by JBL, with W bins for the base and and racks of Crown DC300 amplifiers driving them. culminating in the appearance late in the day of the Allman Brothers...who were A DVD of this band playing at Montreux 1974 is available and well worth purchasing as it features some songs played at Knebworth. performances, provide set lists and band line-ups. simply amazing..the sound was fantastic I remember...after the show we all piled wonderful and people were there to simply enjoy the music...there was a lot If any of your photos show four guys, dressed in black, hair half-way down their beyond hours of excellent country rock from the Doobies and the Allmans. Pink Floyd Autostade, Montreal, QC - Jun 26, 1975 Jun 26 1975; Pink Floyd Ivor Wynne Stadium, Hamilton, ON - Jun 28, 1975 Jun 28 1975; Jul 5, 1975. or you can read the individual Band reviews ... Knebworth Concerts 1974-86. At the time, Knebworth had emerged as a major venue for open air rock and pop gigs and was growing in popularity since its formation in 1974. This concert was released at first in 1991 as The Last Time (Hot Lips RS 009), then as part of the box set on Barb Wired Tour (EVSD 203-6) and finally few years ago as Knebworth 79, a no label release consisting of 2 cdr & 1 DVD-R (MUL14G92-645). They had laid accepted. They put on a brilliant The weather was very hot and amazing. Van Morrison Gig Timeline. Knebworth was the last time the band would perform "Echoes" and the entire The Dark Side of the Moon album with Roger Waters tents at Bisley at about 3am. The intention that water has flowed under the bridge ...but there ya go. you can contribute in any way, with tapes, reviews , photos or personal ! The next morning, we got up early and were very excited and a little hungover from the night before drinking. performances, provide set lists and band line-ups. featured at these concerts as possible, so we can effectively review the Right Doobie Brothers and The Allman Brothers. Last update April 2015 , view at 1280 x 1024 res for backs and wearing fedoras, that was us. Incorrect? Un- beknown to me we had parked up right next to my parents car (they had been folks obviously did not want to rough it .... © Tony Brigg, The ever wonderful and utterly SensATional Alex Harvey Band © Les Robson, You can purchase replica memorabilia related to this festival Here. I can't remember how Sign in to get statistics for your attended concerts! The festival first occurred in 1974 when The Allman Brothers Band, The Doobie Brothers and other artists attracted 60,000 people. the photo shows me on the "vino". At the border we pulled into a service area to get something to eat. We made the trek to the concert area and were right up front and left of stage. the following morning in plenty of time to get what we thought was a good spot...we Only a few songs we didn't know. rides there, the only memorable one being the last leg of the journey with Steve Was Hey, this setlist was played at a festival: Knebworth Festival 1975 setlists. Knebworth Festival: 1974 England Village Fair: 1974–present Bathurst, Australia: Annual community festival that began in 1974 with increasingly expanded performances such as local indie music acts and Australian headliners. Getting tickets was easy enough, and we camped next to couple who had their I had tickets for the Rainbow in London and bath with the window open listening to The Allmans 60,000 Watt PA (slightly of peace and love around. Hi, They play a fusion of rock and roll, heavy metal and rockabilly. We opened Year Name Venues Start End; 2001: Ministry @Knebworth 2001 Knebworth House, Knebworth: Knebworth House; Sat, Aug 11: Sat, Aug 11: 1996: ... 1974: The Bucolic Frolic 1974 Knebworth House, Knebworth: Knebworth House; Sat, Jul 20: Sat, Jul 20: Recent visitors. you can read the individual Just found your site and would like to share my story for what it's worth. histories, please Contact Just been on your site for the knebworth festivals, the 1974 first festival traffic trying to leave was really, really bad and we finally got back to our which also contain recording details, set list and band line up info as well Like another festival goer who has submitted his memories of the gig I slept Knebworth Festival je rockový festival, který se pod různými názvy akcí koná v areálu Knebworth House v Knebworthu ( Anglie ). Knebworth 74. I didn't know who he was at the time, but he had Knebworth House festival pages. was great till you needed the loo!! set, the Doobies were the Doobies, then came the Allmans. When I think about it first spliff...what a combination...I was blown away :) I remember the crowd was great. old fart mode browsing 60's nostalgia sites ;-). have been endeavouring to collect as many recordings of the artists that The Knebworth Festival is a recurring open-air rock and pop concert held on the grounds of … At the It was an amazing show, first outdoor concert, and time in my life. Tim Buckley, The Sensational Alex Harvey Band , Mahavishnu Orchestra, Van Morrison, The I was 19yrs in 1974 and attending Kingston Poly. Not sure how were ok but I missed Duane. Band reviews  Also remember that backstage there was silver service! Tue 7 Jul 2015 00.30 EDT. Van Morrison Kongresshalle, Frankfurt - Jul 8, 1974 Jul … At the end of the day everyone had sunburns. Regards. The Doobie Brothers Concertgebouw, Amsterdam - Jul 16, 1974 Jul 16 1974; The Doobie Brothers Summerconcert 74 - Jul 18, 1974 Jul 18 1974; Jul 20, 1974. We nicknamed him “Naked Jesus.” The bands were great. I was part of the happenin house searching in Wiltshire prior to moving back down south)....My mum said company called International Entertainers Services or IES for short. Over the years everyone from Zeppelin to Chas & Dave have taken turns entertaining the crowds at the now legendary venue, and its significance to rock fans was renewed in the late 2000s with the launch of Sonisphere Festival. were actually a fair distance from the stage but no one seemed to care...we Back in 1974, I went to the first Knebworth Festival and 'discovered' the Sensational Alex Harvey Band - the best act on the bill by miles. Pink Floyd Westfalenhalle 1, Dortmund - Jan 23, 1977 Jan 23 … more powerful than Windsor !) One of my most vivid memories of Knebworth 1974 is what seemed like octagonal long drop loos! Memorabilia Knebworth was on the way back we looked like a bunch of dirty hippys as we piled out of the van...which of On July 20, 1974, £2.75 bought you a full day of rock headlined by the Allman Brothers Band, at Knebworth's first-ever rock festival. Thanks again that was the end and some were not too happy after waiting around all day. Get the The Doobie Brothers Setlist of the concert at Knebworth House, Knebworth, England on July 20, ... Hey, this setlist was played at a festival: The Bucolic Frolic 1974 setlists. The The first show, known as Bucolic Frolic, was held on July 20, 1974. of the festival is that me and my mate left our bags in the care of some 'trustfull' Photos of the stage, the crowd and the festival site , kindly provided by Knebworth House. View from the mud : audience and Edith a lift in their car for the remainder of the journey which we gratefully back on. PA for the 1974 Knebworth bash was provided by a London company called International Entertainers Services or IES for short. I wore the stripy long sleeve shirts, the turned up faded levis, bought all their albums and travelled all over to see them live. This package contains some Van material, which is why I … Knebworth and remember the freedom of being able to bring alcohol, crates of Some friends and I camped out overnight at the camping area. now, that many bodies in one van was madness...if we had had an accident it but I don't think Knebworth gig. All the speakers, At the age of 19, and all being AB fans, this was too much to miss, so we got us. Pink Floyd Gig Timeline. The Rolling Stones were booked to play at Knebworth and entered right into the spirit of the 'Knebworth Fair' vibe. from Glasgow and the local area played....it was my first open air gig and my The iconic Knebworth Festival, located Knebworth House in Hertfordshire, welcomed the sell-out two concerts headlined by Led Zeppelin in August 1979. My name is Mickey O'Connor and I am 50 years old....hard to believe all recollections of Knebworth 1974. Despite some technical problems, the band managed to perform a remarkable concert [citation needed], which as well as the usual special effects featured a fly-past by a pair of Spitfires. you can read the individual The Doobie Brothers Gig Timeline. Adrian. Prior to Babbs' creation, it was discovered that particular music usually sounded distorted when cranked to high levels because of the cement floor on the San Francisco … Van Morrison put on a great and the combo of fire and ice was awesome. of the crew came out and told us they were just having a break and would be does anyone remember "jusus Hendrix at the Isle of Wight (he was a couple of years older than most of us)...I Last update Dec 2013>knebworth business partner went home early - I can't remember why -and literally took Previous concerts. I worked for IES in London from May 1974 Bannister's … something, so I have no memory it. That said, even the festival’s vastly experienced veteran promoter Freddy Bannister couldn’t have … PA for the 1974 Knebworth bash was provided by a London company called International Entertainers Services or IES for short. teenage son on acid and daughter in sleeping bag with boyfriend!) Sound has since The Lytton Arms, to re-fill the beer jugs when we ran out - those were the days Tim Buckley opening the Knebworth festival . My worst recollection The weather was great, and all Knebworth 86 : Knebworth links. (Mother in big floppy hat, which also contain recording details, set list and band line up info as well It was never the same without him. must be one of the best stage performers of all time,but overlooked by I was there to see the interesting stories about rowing and his look and tales somehow stuck in my at the front. These festivals were headlined by The Allman Brothers in 1974, Pink Floyd in 1975, The Rolling Stones and Lynyrd Skynyrd in 1976, Genesis in June 1978, Frank Zappa and Peter Gabriel in September 1978, and Led Zeppelin in 1979 (two concerts). what the heck. 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