The squatters, ravers and travellers who exported British festival culture to Europe

By Brennavan Sritharan

Bouncy Castle

In 1992, thousands of New Age travellers, ravers and gypsies converged on Castlemorton Common in Worcestershire for a week-long free festival. Widely reported in the press, the event attracted an estimated 20,000 to 40,000 people and became impossible for the police to close down. Tom Hunter, then a student at the London College of Printing, was involved in the free party scene but somehow missed the event; he soon realised he’d let a seminal moment pass him by and vowed not to do so again.

Castlemorton led directly to the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994, however, which …read more

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