Starting as a small one-day event in 1974, the Ashton Court Festival grew into probably Britain's largest free festival. Run by volunteers, it retained a community feel and attracted fans of all ages with its mix of music, performance, local crafts and the slightly whacky too.
‘Someone I know set up a 'disinformation' stand one year and gave out wholly incorrect maps to people. Some of them came back quite annoyed later on and had to have the sign pointed out to them!’ Jackie
‘I remember the atmosphere was electrifying - by the end of the night everyone was in such high spirits, streams of people were flowing down floodlit walkways through the hillside, all singing and dancing.’ Mark