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Dance in protest: 30 years of the UK’s anti-rave Criminal Justice Bill

DJmag HAROLD HEATH 1 May 2024, 14:30 1st May 1994 was the first big London protest against the looming Criminal Justice Bill, the piece of legislation that first proscribed a genre of music — rave music, “wholly or predominantly categorised … Continue reading

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How DiY Sound System blazed a trail for the ’90s free party movement

Throughout the ’90s, the DiY Sound System put on countless free events, ran a recording studio and two record labels, and took their hedonistic parties around the world. Here, Harold Heath speaks to co-founder Harry Harrison about his new book, … Continue reading

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Castlemorton, May 1992 – A slideshow

By 1992 leaked documents from Avon and Somerset Constabulary demonstrated the existence of Operation Nomad. Force Operational Order 36/92 marked `In Confidence’, revealed:  “With effect from Monday 27th April 1992, dedicated resources will be used to gather intelligence in respect … Continue reading

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“IT’S NEVER TOO FAR”: THE INSIDE STORY OF CASTLEMORTON — HISTORY’S MOST INFAMOUS RAVE

Read an excerpt from DiY founder Harry Harrison’s new book, Dreaming in Yellow: The story of DiY Soundsystem Never has there been a more turbulent time in UK politics than in the 1980s. Through a new era of young ravers … Continue reading

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Facebook Pix : Castlemorton, DiY, FreeParty and Clubs

First submission for a feature in ‘Saturday Guardian Mag’ “We are running a feature on the 30th anniversary of the Criminal Justice Bill in The Guardian’s Saturday magazine. It will publish on Saturday 20th April. “ https://tinyurl.com/2ysdm7xy

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Castlemorton, May 1992 : A Slideshow

The annual Avon Free Festival which had been occurring in the area around the May bank holiday for several years, albeit in different locations. [Inglestone, Sodbury Commons etc]. However, 1992 was the year Avon and Somerset Police intended to put … Continue reading

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Bristol venue to host legendary 90s rave sound systems and DJs at ‘free party’ exhibition

The event at Lost Horizon will bring together some of the most instrumental people from the early 1990s free party scene By Mark Taylor Life Writer Festivalgoers these days are used to paying hundreds of pounds for the privilege of … Continue reading

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Free Party Exhibition and Show. A Retrospective

Free Party Exhibition and Show. A Retrospective Lost Horizons, Bristol Samsung S10 4K Video 3840 x2160 I’m there again next Saturday 28th May and on the panel discussion then: 4pm – 5pm – Talks w. Q&A – DiY (Harry H … Continue reading

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Free Party, A Retrospective. Film and Panel discussion at Lost Horizon, Bristol

Free Party, A Retrospective. Film and Panel discussion at Lost Horizon, Bristol. * Aaron Trinder, Filmmaker* Harry Harrison, DiY* Steff Pickles, Traveller* Alan Lodge, ‘Tash’, Photographer …. video of the panel by Sam also check out the groove at ….

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My Castlemorton Exhibition of Photographs in Berlin. 18 January – March 2024

At the British Shorts Film Festival in Berlin, Germany. As the co-organiser of the British Shorts Film Festival in Berlin, Germany. We are an independent weeklong festival organised with a love for all kinds and genres of short films and … Continue reading

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‘Walkthrough’ of my Castlemorton Exhibition, opening in Berlin today

‘Walkthrough’ of my Castlemorton Exhibition, opening in Berlin today British Shorts Film Festival, 18 – 24 January 2024

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“It’s never too far” : The inside story of Castlemorton – History’s most infamous rave

Read an excerpt from DiY founder Harry Harrison’s new book, Dreaming in Yellow: The story of DiY Soundsystem WORDS BY: HARRY HARRISON | EDITED BY: GEMMA ROSS | PHOTOS BY: ALAN LODGE 7 MARCH 2022 Never has there been a … Continue reading

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The 1992 gathering led to a wave of controversial legislation targeting free parties, Roma and New Age travellers.

On the 30th anniversary of seminal UK rave Castlemorton, free party veterans have been drawing comparisons between the infamous Criminal Justice And Public Order Act 1994 (CJA) and new legislation targeting protests. From May 22nd through 29th, 1992, tens of … Continue reading

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30 years ago this week was a rave so chaotic that it shook Middle England to its core – DJMag TikTok

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Tash on festivals, free party, rave, Castlemorton, Stonehenge, Beanfield etc etc … and so on…. DJ Mag

Castlemorton 1992: photographing the illegal rave that changed UK dance music forever This week marks the 30th anniversary of the biggest and the most infamous illegal rave that ever took place: Castlemorton – a week-long, 20,000-person party deemed so anarchistic … Continue reading

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DiY Sound System: Anarchist Ravers of Castlemorton : Vice Video

Including 25x of my pictures, supplied to illustrate the background to this material and interviews. “Someone called us 72 hour party people. It would start on Saturday and finish on Tuesday.”In the 1990s, no one partied harder than the raver. … Continue reading

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BBC Tash Interview about Castlemorton

BBC Hereford & Worcester 23-05-22 – Tash Interview about Castlemorton and my photography My bit starts at 2.20.15 https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0c4rj15

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Free Party Exhibition and Show. A Retrospective

Free Party Exhibition and Show. A Retrospective Lost Horizons, Bristol I’m there again next Saturday 28th May and on the panel discussion then: 4pm – 5pm – Talks w. Q&A – DiY (Harry H & Jack), Alan ‘Tash’ Lodge, photographer … Continue reading

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DiY on Snapchat : Vice report

Interviews with lots of my pictures https://story.snapchat.com/p/f9fb2dea-098a-45db-b661-0faf9d1ae688/1380103818647552

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A Succession of Repetitive Beats

A Succession of Repetitive Beats. BBC Radio4 8pm o 14th May 2022 https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0017f1b Political journalist Tom Barton recalls the rave that changed Britain, at Castlemorton Common in May 1992. In the weeks leading up to Castlemorton, New Age Travellers had … Continue reading

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