Preview Launch of the Bickershaw Festival 1972 Box Set 6 cds , 2 dvds and a 208 page hardback book - 40th anniversary on the very week on the very spot- a few musicians playing and people gathering on the original site for a small gathering of fans who were there in 1972 some of whom went on to be in bands. TV , Radio and the press will be there 12 midday in Bickershaw near Leigh
this is in the field where 40,000 music fans and 20,000 locals watched the Grateful Dead, Captain , Beefheart, Cheech and Chong, the Kinks, Donovan, Hawkwind, Country Joe, Dr John,Wishbone Ash , Family,New Riders of The Purple Sage,Captain Beyond admission was £2-25 for three days
also at the festival Martin Hannett, Chris Hewitt, Mick Middles, Joe Strummer and Elvis Costello were in the audience, playing with Dr John was Victor Brox- too stoned after a smoke of Dr John's dope to play was Tosh Ryan who only made it to the side of the stage but should have played with dr John.
Artefact added : 25th April 2012