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    An estimated thirty thousand pop music lovers attended the biggest pop festival yet held in Europe during the weekend (4-5 September) at Speyer.....

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    An estimated thirty thousand pop music lovers attended the biggest pop festival yet held in Europe during the weekend (4-5 September) at Speyer.....a town in the Rhine Valley close to the French border. 25 pop groups, all British, took part in the two-day event. The local police had been looking out for the sort of disturbances which have hampered come large pop festivals in recent years, but reported that the crowd was very well behaved and needed little supervision. While half the groups played at the festival on Saturday the remainder performed in Vienna.....and then swapped over on Sunday. The organisers hope to hold a pop festival annually in Europe.

    SYNOPSIS: An estimated thirty thousand pop music lovers attended the largest pop festival yet held in Europe during the weekend. I was held at Speyer, a town in the Rhine Valley close to the French border.

    25 pop groups....all British...took part in the two-day festival.

    Only 10,000 tickets were recorded as sold. Many of those who attended had apparently avoided payment by either arriving days early and setting up camp, or by walking through the nearby woods.

    Some of the audience took time to cool ???
    The local police, who had expected the sort of disturbances which have hampered some large festivals in recent years, reported no incidents.

    While half the groups played at the festival on Saturday, the remainder performed in Vienna. They then swapped over for Sunday.

    The organisers plan to hold a pop festival in Europe annually.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9T0PMSIJMQA4U3N55LNK8XC7A
    Media URN:
    VLVA9T0PMSIJMQA4U3N55LNK8XC7A
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/09/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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