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Thread: Hawkwind in Caithness?

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    A while back I was sorting through some old letters and found a mention of a planned Caithness rock festival in 1977. I remember talk of it at the time : Hawkwind were the headliners...possibly the only band booked...but nothing ever came of it. I cannot for the life of me remember what the details were, but checking old Hawkwind tour lists, there's an entry for "Caithness Festival - Brubster - cancelled", so I haven't imagined it. Can anybody mind who tried to organise it or what actually happened?

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    I remember the Groat attempting to write anti-punk rock scare stories at the time.

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    Shame it wasn't just posponed... until now...
    “We're trapped in the belly of this horrible machine....
    And the machine is bleeding to death."


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    Yes, I remember it well, although I can't remember why it was cancelled. It was going to take place in August and I had to make do with seeing Hawkwind at the Reading Festival a few weeks later. Yeah, I've seen Hawkwind a few times over the last 40 years !

    Quote Originally Posted by stumpy View Post
    A while back I was sorting through some old letters and found a mention of a planned Caithness rock festival in 1977. I remember talk of it at the time : Hawkwind were the headliners...possibly the only band booked...but nothing ever came of it. I cannot for the life of me remember what the details were, but checking old Hawkwind tour lists, there's an entry for "Caithness Festival - Brubster - cancelled", so I haven't imagined it. Can anybody mind who tried to organise it or what actually happened?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ianmac View Post
    Yes, I remember it well, although I can't remember why it was cancelled. It was going to take place in August and I had to make do with seeing Hawkwind at the Reading Festival a few weeks later. Yeah, I've seen Hawkwind a few times over the last 40 years !
    I've got a memory of it being a day of rain and wind, though having seen Hawkwind a couple of times since, I doubt that would have put them off. First time I ever saw them, they looked so out of it that a plague of locusts could have crossed the stage and they wouldn't have noticed.

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    Ha, that sounds about right. And they're still going strong. Was down seeing them in Glasgow a couple of months ago.
    Quote Originally Posted by stumpy View Post
    I've got a memory of it being a day of rain and wind, though having seen Hawkwind a couple of times since, I doubt that would have put them off. First time I ever saw them, they looked so out of it that a plague of locusts could have crossed the stage and they wouldn't have noticed.

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