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By Ian Abrahams,Bridget Wishart

Singer/Songwriter/Performance Artist Bridget Wishart (Hawkwind, Hippy Slags, Demented Stoats, Spirits Burning) and tune Journalist Ian Abrahams (Hawkwind – Sonic Assassins, unusual Boat – Mike Scott & The Waterboys, list Collector, R2, Vive Le Rock) current their ‘talking heads’ ebook at the British unfastened competition scene of the 70s, 80s and early 90s, Festivalized.

Festivalized surveys the background of the loose gala's in the course of the tales and viewpoints of these who have been there. Musicians, degree Organisers, Writers, Band Managers, Attendees, guests, and Landowners all carry their eye-witness debts and first-hand studies to this bright rfile of the choice tradition at play.

Researched via over 50 interviews, together with participants of impressive pageant bands equivalent to Hawkwind, Magic Mushroom Band, Ozric Tentacles, The Levellers, the following & Now, Magic Muscle, Mandragora, Zounds, Smartpils, tradition surprise, and 2000DS, and revered counterculture commentators comparable to Mick Farren and Penny Rimbaud, Festivalized relates the highs and lows, the conflicts and the achievements of the pageant scene. From the gala's at Glastonbury, Windsor nice Park and Stonehenge to the traveling Convoy park-ups and the myriad 80s gatherings and directly to the final nice unfastened pageant at Castlemorton in 1992, here's an in depth recounting of the fairs and the characters that inhabited them.

Covering the musical, social and political elements of the loose gala's, Festivalized is an even-handed and entire account in their improvement out of the 60s counterculture, their top at Stonehenge in 1984 while a reputed 80,000 revellers collected on Salisbury undeniable, and their decline into challenging medicinal drugs that observed bands attacked on degree, violent confrontations with the Thatcher executive, and alleged infiltration by means of the protection companies. by no means sentimental, regularly aim, Festivalized is a necessary and fascinating oral historical past of a scene now vanished from the British countryside.

[Festivalized] vividly portrays the highs, lows, conflicts and achievements of this detailed countercultural move. a decent, unflinching portrait of this key interval of social heritage. (Shindig!) *****

A hugely enlightening learn that inspires wistful stories of extra carefree occasions. you could virtually odor the wooden smoke because the chillum’s handed around the campfire. (Vive Le Rock) 8/10

A measured, beautifully prepare, relocating, humorous, critical, thought-provoking account of an excellent time within the substitute tradition of our nation. It merits to be regarded as a historic rfile. (Terrascope)

Festivalized is a very good documented study in regards to the nearly forgotten lifestyle and its social and cultural impression on today’s society. (It’s Psychedelic Baby)

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