MEMORY OF A FREE FESTIVAL
By Sam Knee
Hardcover £16.95 200 x 240 mm 160pp June 2017
Free music festivals were at the epicentre of counterculture in Britain during the latter half of the 20th Century. With roots deeply embedded in the social history of British folklore, they evolved from embryonic jazz festivals through the anti-nuclear protest marches of the early ‘60s, to the Rock Against Racism and Jobs for a Change gigs of the late ‘70s and early ‘80s.
Memory of a Free Festival celebrates this wondrous world of bohemia. Hundreds of previously unpublished period photos capture jazz loving beatniks, flower power hippies and post punk indie kids in all their festival finery as well as the bands that set the tone. A timely and inspirational photo book that draws light on a crucially forgotten corner of counter cultural history.
Sam Knee is the author of A Scene In Between (Cicada, 2013) and The Bag I’m In (Cicada, 2015).
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