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Spalding’s famous Barbeque 67 rock festival inspires new BBC radio play

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The historic events of Spalding’s landmark Barbeque 67 rock festival continue to echo to this day - and have now helped to inspire a new BBC radio play.

On May 29 1967 a heaving crowd squeezed into the Tulip Bulb Auction Hall to see Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Cream, Geno Washington and Pink Floyd join locals Sounds Force Five on the stage - giving Spalding chance to stake a claim as host of the first rock festival.

Now, on Monday, May 30 - the day after the event’s 55th anniversary - listeners to BBC Radio 4 will be able to tune into ‘Barbecue 67 - The Original Summer of Love’, a play that features both the festival and some voices of people from Spalding.

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