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Joyous Snapshots Of The 1981 Reading Festival

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Reading Festival in the 1970s and Steven Vaughan’s great snapshots of the show in 1979. Now Steve shares with us his photos of Reading Festival 1981. They are full of fun, humor, vigour and silliness. Badly focused, wrongly framed and poorly lit, every photo is a treat, a vision of carefree exuberance. I’d wager that no-one of the tired, dirty, ‘tired and emotional’ and happy people in these pictures ever looked better.

 

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Friday 28th Aug.

Twelfth Night
Long Tall Shorty
Nightwing
1990
Lightning Raiders
Saga
Telephone
Budgie
Steve Hackett
Girlschool

 

Reading Festival 1981

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Sat 29th Aug

Parachutes
Jackie Lynton’s Allstars
Atomic Rooster
Vardis
Lionheart
Stan Webb’s Chicken Shack #
Alex Harvey Band (probably did not play )
Samson
Rose Tattoo
Billy Squier
Trust
Gillan

 

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Sunday August 30

Andy Alan’s Future
Reluctant Stereotypes
Afraid of Mice
The Enid
Desperadoes
38 Special
Wishbone Ash
Greg Lake #
Nine Below Zero
Kinks

 

Reading Festival 1981 Reading Festival 1981 Reading Festival 1981 Reading Festival 1981 Reading Festival 1981 Reading Festival 1981 Reading Festival 1981 Reading Festival 1981 Reading Festival 1981 Reading Festival 1981

Reading Festival 1982 Reading Festival 1982 Reading Festival 1981 Reading Festival 1981 Reading Festival 1981 Reading Festival 1981 Reading Festival 1981 Reading Festival 1981 Reading Festival 1981 Reading Festival 1981 Reading Festival 1981

 

  • njguy54

    Clearly the “no shoes, no shirt, no service” policy was not being enforced that year.