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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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Peoples-fair-1970_poster
Iola is most famous for the Sunday morning incident in which bikers mounted up and charged angry concertgoers who had been chucking rocks and bottles at them in response...
Iola, United States
Denver-pop-festival-1969_poster
Denver, United States
Sky-river-rock-70-poster
Washougal, United States
Ruisrock_1970_flyer
The oldest festival in Finland.
Turku, Finland
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
Acid-Test-1966-SF-State-Acid-Test-Handbill-Whatever-it-is
Part of Ken Kesey's 'Acid Test' parties.
San Francisco, United States
Human Be-In Poster 1967 - Design by Stanley Mouse, Alton Kelley & Photograph by Michael Bowen
The Human Be-In was announced as "A Gathering of the Tribes for a Human Be-In". The occasion was a new California law banning the use of the psychedelic drug...
San Francisco, United States
Trips Festival Vancouver 1966
Vancouver, Canada
Midsummer Trips Festival 1967 Poster
Portland, United States
Portland Spring Trips Festival 1967 poster by Air Sign Co.
Portland, United States
Trips Festival 1967 Seattle Poster by Bob Masse
Seattle, United States
Seattle Trips Festival March 1967 Poster
Seattle, United States
Vancouver Trips Festival 1967 Poster by Bob Masse
Vancouver, Canada
Catacombs Pop Festival 1968 Poster
Houston's first pop festival. Ten solid hours of music at the "First Annual Catacombs Pop Festival". Promoted as a Trip Festival.
Houston, United States
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Torhout, Belgium
Festival of Life 1968
A celebration of the counterculture and a protest against the state of the nation, supposed to counter the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. The Youth International Party, whose...
Chicago, United States
Phoenix Festival 1996 Poster
The Phoenix Festival was one of the first four-day festivals in England and was set up as an alternative to the Glastonbury and Reading Festivals. Problems with the...
Stratford Upon Avon, England
Beltane-Illuminati's 2nd Holiest Day Begins
Many Wiccans and Pagans celebrate Beltane. It is one of the eight solar Sabbats. This holiday incorporates traditions from the Gaelic Bealtaine, such as the bonfire, but it...
Rathconrath, Ireland
April 30th/May 1st
Festival de Ancón 1971
The first rock festival in Medellín. At the end of the 60s with the spread of rock music, the hippie movement experienced a remarkable growth in cities such as...
La Estrella, Colombia
Elvis Summer Festival 1970
Colonel Parker and the International Hotel promoted the King's summer guest appearance with the slogan 'Elvis Summer Festival 1970'. The series included 58 shows.
Las Vegas, United States
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