Wednesday, 12 July 2017
Memory of a Free Festival - Book Giveaway (UK Only)
Courtesy of Cicada Press I have one copy of Sam Knee's photographic journey through the free festivals of the 60s, 70s, and 80s to offer as a 'giveaway' to UK readers of the blog. Simply leave a comment on this blog post, and a random-generated number will be used to select the winning post.
Giveaway Closing Date 12pm GMT on 31st July 2017. The winning entry will be notified within 28 days. One entry per person, please.
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. They encapsulated the most radical voices of generations of young people, as they responded to the political schisms and social unrest that surrounded them. 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 Hundreds of previously unpublished period photos capture jazz-loving beatniks, flower power hippies and post punk indie kids in all their festival finery.
(Sam Knee is also the author of A Scene In Between (Cicada 2013) and The Bag I'm In (Cicada 2015).