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Andrew Kerr

Glastonbury 2008 046Andrew Kerr, who was in his eighty-first year, has died, He had been ill for some time and died in Yeovil Hospital. Andrew co-promoted the 1971 Glastonbury Fayre with the late Arabella Churchill, the second edition of the now legendary Glastonbury Festival. The free festival featured music from Hawkwind, Traffic and David Bowie, as well as dance, theatre and poetry.

The first Pyramid Stage was built on a ley line running between Galstonbury Tor and Stonehenge. Glastonbury organiser Michael Eavis said “He brought a new green conviction to Worthy Farm, raising environmental and ecological concerns to a national level of debate for the very first time. His charisma and charm dissolved any opposition to the Festival and the Glastonbury we know now owes so much to his vision.” Andrew was still organising a stage at Worthy Farm in his late 70s, which featured everything from trance to punk to rock to string quintets.

 

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Andrew Kerr
Andrew Kerr
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