Acoustic Free Festival
and Tribal Gathering
June 21st - 23rd 2003
Celebrate the Solstice and protest at English Heritage's decision to open Stonehenge on the wrong day!
On Saturday 21st. June the temporary free Solstice car park at Stonehenge will be open from 00.01 hrs. to 14.00 hrs. (last admittance 11.00 hrs.) Free access to The Stones (subject to security searches) will only be permitted from 02.00hrs. to 12.00 hrs.
Unfortunately the Solstice is at 20.10 hrs. on Saturday and the Solstice dawn occurs on Sunday June the 22nd. Campaigners intend to protest at the decision to deny access with music fun and agit prop Morris dancing. They are demanding full restoration of their traditional rights of free access to Stonehenge and provision of land for camping while attending the Midsummer Solstice Celebration from the 21st to 23rd June 2003.
Amplified music is banned by English Heritage but acoustic musicians and groups wanting to participate in the celebration should contact
Seize The Day, Headmix, Celtica, Tarantism, Judge Trev, 2000DS and Nik Turner (of Hawkwind) are some of the performers who have already agreed to play. Bring blankets, food, water, a drum, a guitar, what you expect to find and join in the fun for the future of the Stonehenge Midsummer Solstice Celebration.
(Avebury car park is to be closed for further entry on Friday 21st. June or earlier if full and no extra land is to be provided there for parking)
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