Pink Floyd and others at Bath Festival 1970 - box set
Written by Matt   
Monday, 04 October 2004

Wendy Bannister, wife of the legendary concert promoter Freddy Bannister, has contacted us with details of another box set that they have put together, taking a retrospective look at the concerts they promoted with the likes of Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin playing.

This new set looks at the 1969 and 1970 Bath Festivals, and the 1971 Lincoln Festival. It also looks, via the book included, at a whole range of Bannister-promoted concerts in the late sixties and early seventies. Pink Floyd performed at the 1970 Bath Festival, playing Atom Heart Mother with a full orchestra. Recently, footage of this performance surfaced on eBay, but we understand that there are plans afoot to release the whole Floyd performance in due course. As soon as we have more info, we will let you know via these pages!

Here's what the limited edition, signed and numbered by Freddy Bannister, box set includes:

The tickets, handbills and programmes from the following festivals (the original programmes, handbills and tickets are now almost impossible to locate and would cost in total over £1,000 - if you could find them):
1969 Bath featuring Led Zeppelin, John Mayall and Pete Green
1970 Bath featuring Pink Floyd (where they premiered Atom Heart Mother), Led Zeppelin, Jefferson Airplane, Santana, Steppenwolf, Johnny Winter, Frank Zappa, The Byrds, Canned Heat, Fairport Convention, Country Joe, Hot Tuna and John Mayall with Pete Green
1971 Lincoln Festival with James Taylor and The Byrds
A hardback book by Freddy Bannister all about promoting in the sixties and his first ever gigs with Pink Floyd at various small halls in England
An album of 28 photos of the festivals
And as a special gift, some CDs

The cost of the set is £75, plus £7.50 in the UK and £20 to the States and to purchase a set or for further info please email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or phone 01223-526073 (UK) or +44-1223-526073 (outside the UK). We have just received our set and will be reviewing it shortly. Our thanks to Wendy Bannister for making this offer available through Brain Damage.