Glastonbury Fair 1971

Sunday 20th to Thursday 24th June 1971
Worthy Farm, Pilton, nr Glastonbury, Somerset, England
FREE (paid for by rich hippies)
last updated: Wed 30th Mar 2005

Note that it was Glastonbury Fair, not Fayre.

The costs were picked up by rich hippies such as Arabella Churchill (who is still involved - running the Theatre/Circus areas) and Andrew Kerr.

There was no alcohol for sale on site, and all food was vegetarian.

The first (temporary) Pyramid Stage was built of scaffolding and plastic sheets.

About 12,000 attend, to see David Bowie, Joan Baez, Traffic, Hawkwind, Pink Fairies, Fairport Convention, Edgar Broughton Band, Melanie, Quintessence, Family, Arthur Brown & Brinsley Schwarz.

A triple album is released, which includes a side from the Grateful Dead, who were meant to play but didn't.

There's some fantastic photos of the festival online here.

(This was the last "proper" festival at Worthy Farm until 1979, although groups of upto about 1,000 turned up most years anyway for an unschedualed festival).

Sunday 20th to Thursday 24th June 1971
Worthy Farm, Pilton, nr Glastonbury, Somerset, England
FREE (paid for by rich hippies)
last updated: Wed 30th Mar 2005


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