Burundi Black was a record that I played throughout the festival. It arrived in the post the day before and I thought it was amazing then and still do now. Adam Ant used it as part of his signature
sound. This is its 1971 original.
The Edgar Broughton Band
The show kicked off at 9 p.m., Friday night on 27th August 1971 with a couple of
local DJs playing records. I arrived on stage to announce the first band on who
were called Hackensack. There is not much information about this band on the internet
except this. I couldn’t find any video of them but you can listen to them on the
audio page which will put you in the mood for the rest of the show.
Next, The Edgar Broughton Band who were one of the most well-known underground bands
from London. They were managed by Blackhill Enterprises, originally founded by members
of Pink Floyd. This organisation put on the free Hyde Park festivals and the Band
would travel around London with all their equipment set up on the back of a lorry
and just stop and play. Some of the band played on the Spirit of ‘71 stage at Glastonbury
this year and are still gigging so I’ve included a ‘45’ of them playing their most
famous number Out Demons Out’.
“This festival is not a "Bread Trip,"' every penny it makes will go to aid Save the
Children Fund, Shelter, Release and other important community charities. That means
any damage done on the site, which has been given free by two local farmers, will
have to be paid for out of the charity take. We feel that the best way to say thank
you to the farmers for letting us have thelr land is to leave it the way we found
The Promoters of Weeley Festival, Round Table vice-chairman Vic Speck and Peter
Gibbs, a past chairman.