Festivals History

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Summer Solstice Festival 1967
San Francisco, United States
Jun 21, 1967
1967_Mantra-Rock_Dance_Avalon - Poster by Harvey W. Cohen - (Original uploaded on en.wikipedia), CC BY-SA 3.0
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
True-world-order-festival-1969
The first yoga vacation. In reaction to a vision of a world engulfed by flames and people running hither and thither, oblivious of borders, Vishnudevananda 'The Flying Swami' began...
Val Morín, Canada
Jul 01, 1969
3-internationales-essener-pop-blues-festival 1970 Poster
Essen, Germany
Oct 22, 1970
2 Internationales Pop Blues Festival 1970 Poster
Essen, Germany
Apr 24, 1970
Reichsthingplatz
The festival was originally a religious celebration for a good harvest season and a recognition of the achievements of the German farmers. About 500.000 attendants took part in...
Hagenohsen, Germany
Oct 01, 1933
Moscow Music Peace Festival 1989
The concert was a one-time gathering to promote world peace and to rock against drugs & alcohol in Russia. The first full international rock festival, announced the new freedoms...
Moscow, Russian Federation
Aug 12, 1989
Rome_pop_festival_1968_poster
The First European International Pop festival to rival the USA's Monterey Pop, Miami Pop and Newport Pop festivals of 1968. On the third day, The Move, set fire...
Rome, Italy
May 04, 1968
Satsop River Fair and Tin Cup Races 1971
The music festival was inspired by Woodstock, which was held two years earlier. The first legal festival in Washington state. According to the Washington Office of the Secretary of...
Satsop, United States
Sep 03, 1971
Bath_festival_1970
The first modern 'rock' festival in Britain.
Bath, England
Jun 27, 1970
Peace-festival-1970
Raised funds for anti-war political candidates in the early 1970s. The 25th anniversary of the US first use of an atomic weapon in the bombing of Hiroshima, Japan. ...
Flushing, United States
Aug 06, 1970
Woodstock69_Poster
Bethel, United States
Aug 15, 1969
jazz_bilzen_1969
The first festival in Europe where jazz and pop music were brought together. Therefore sometimes called the "mother of all European festivals". 
Bilzen, Belgium
Aug 21, 1969
Montreux Jazz Festival 1976 -Artwork by Milton Glaser
Montreux, Switzerland
Jun 25, 1976
Monterey Pop Festival 1967 Flyer
Monterey, United States
Jun 16, 1967
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Newport, United States
Jul 03, 1958
Isle of Wight Festival 1970 Poster
600,000 people attended.
Isle of Wight, England
Aug 26, 1970
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Geleen, The Netherlands
May 26, 1980
Glastonbury_Fayre_Poster_1970
The first Glastonbury festival at Worthy Farm was held on the day after Jimi Hendrix died. It was the Bath Festival of Blues and Progressive Music 1970 that had...
Pilton, England
Sep 19, 1970
Amougies_69
Europe's answer to Woodstock! The Actuel Music Festival of Jazz, Rock and New Music was originally planned to take place at Paris' Les Halles. It would...
Amougies, Belgium
Oct 24, 1969
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