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CITY IS COMING -
Record Mirror - 13.6.70
new three day festival called Phun City is to be held at Worthing in Sussex
from July 24.
Phun City will cover a hundred
acre site four miles from the town, and architect Cedric Price is designing
large inflatable domes and other experimental structures to house a film
festival, a theatre and poetry readings.
The major part of Phun City will
be a rock auditorium. Bands and artists so far booked include Kevin Ayres,
Edgar Broughton, Clarke-Hutchinson, Colosseum, Cochise, Free, Matthews
Southern Comfort, Mighty Baby, Michael Chapman, Pink Fairies, Quintessence,
Renaissance and the Third Ear Band.
Negotiations and underway for
the Grateful Dead, the Who, the Pink Floyd, Country Joe McDonald and the
Other attractions at the festival
include a motorcycle exhibition a nightly light-show and a giant market
place. The site also includes a large camping area.
Tickets are £1 per day and
£2 for three days.
SO PHUNNY CITY
Record Mirror - 11.8.70
City proved to be a financial disaster last weekend when less than 10,000
rain bedraggled people attended the three-day festival at Worthing, Sussex.
The trouble, however, started a few days before, when
a film company withdrew its backing after the local authorities tried
to get a court injunction to stop the festival.
Phun City's only other source of finance - it cost about
£8,000 to run the festival - came from £4,000 promised in
guarantees from Ronan O'Rahilly and the various concessions to caterers.
Some of the rock groups also donated money.
The Phun City organisers blamed the weather and the lack of well-known
groups for the low attendance. Topping the bill was the American revolutionary
group, the MC5.