Festivals History

Festivals History

Looking for festivals from the past, especially the 1960s and 1970s? Find here basic info on festivals, plan the perfect holiday citytrip and share your experience with us. Check festival biography, line up, aftermovie, and more. How experienced are you?
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1.Festival des Politischen Liedes — 1970
The Festival of Political Songs was one of the largest music events in East Germany.
Berlin, Germany
Feb 15, 1970
Human Be-In Poster 1967 - Design by Stanley Mouse, Alton Kelley & Photograph by Michael Bowen
The occasion of the Human Be-In was a new California law banning the use of the psychedelic drug LSD that had come into effect on October 6, 1966. The...
San Francisco, United States
Jan 14, 1967
Festival of Growing Things 1967 poster
The event was to celebrate the favorite flora of the day.
Marin County, United States
Jul 01, 1967
Hare Krishna 1967
A charitable rock concert to raise funds, gain supporters for the new temple, and to popularize Prabhupada's teachings among the hippie and countercultural audience of the Haight-Ashbury scene. ...
San Francisco, United States
Jan 29, 1967
California Jam II 1978
Ontario, United States
Mar 18, 1978
Festival-Musique-Evolution-1970
Le Bourget, France
Mar 27, 1970
Bath Festival of Blues 1969
Bath, England
Jun 28, 1969
Boston-jazz-festival-1959-poster
Boston, United States
Aug 21, 1959
Berkshire_symphonic-festival_1937_flyer
At the all-Wagner concert that opened the 1937 festival's second weekend, rain and thunder twice interrupted the Rienzi Overture, the tent collapsed on the orchestra while performing. In 1940...
Boston, United States
Aug 05, 1937
Peace-festival-1970
Raised funds for anti-war political candidates in the early 1970s. 25th anniversary of the US first use of an atomic weapon in the bombing of Hiroshima, Japan. ...
Flushing, United States
Aug 06, 1970
Festival of the Flower Children 1967
An almost forgotten festival. Yet it was held at the height of the Summer Of Love and was one of the first festivals to challenge the established National Jazz...
Woburn, England
Aug 26, 1967
Festival of Summanus
June 20th is the day before the Summer Solstice. The Summer Solstice being the longest day of the year. Summanus was a deity of evening or nocturnal lightning, while...
Santorso, Italy
June 20th
Texas_international_pop_1969
Two weeks after Woodstock.
Lewisville, United States
Aug 30, 1969
Trips Festival 1966
This festival is widely credited with being the start of the hippie counterculture that would emerge within the next year. The Trips Festival was the brainchild of author Ken...
San Francisco, United States
Jan 21, 1966
Festival of Man and Earth 1970
Hammond Daily Star June 1st Dope Raids, One Death 8,000 Attend Pop Festival Thunderbird Beach -- Despite...
Denham Springs, United States
May 30, 1970
Winter's-end-festival-1970_poster
Paper Article Florida Rock Show Promoters Arrested Bithlo, Fla., March 29 -- Sheriff's deputies arrested the promoters of a dude ranch rock...
Bithlo, United States
Mar 27, 1970
Woodstock69_Poster
Bethel, United States
Aug 15, 1969
meigan-fayre-poster-1975
The Meigan festival site was where some of the bluestones were quarried to build Stonehenge.
Cwm Meigan, Blaenffos, Wales
Aug 25, 1975
Holland Pop Festival 1970
The festival was in fact the beginning of the Dutch tolerance policy towards marijuana. It became clear to the many present undercover cops that there where just too many...
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Jun 26, 1970
Sound Storm Festival 1970 poster
Wisconsin's first outdoor rock festival, a miniature Woodstock. "Only a handful of injuries or arrests were reported. Participants... universally recalled Sound Storm as a social and musical success. It...
Poynette, United States
Apr 24, 1970
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