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In memory of Freddy Bannister 1934 - 2019

It's with great sadness, and love, that we share the news that on Sunday 11th August 2019, Freddy Bannister passed away following a short battle with cancer. It was, poignantly, 40 years to the day since his last Knebworth festival.

We are obviously devastated. Beyond his achievements as one of the leading promoters of the ‘60s and ‘70s, he was a hugely loyal and devoted father and husband, who would have celebrated his 60th wedding anniversary to Wendy next year. We can't currently imagine a world without him in it.

On behalf of Freddy, we want to say thanks to everyone for your support across the years - he always loved hearing people's experiences from the festivals and was delighted whenever anyone got in touch to say how much they enjoyed reading his book.

Wendy & Henrietta Bannister