David Hepworth has been writing, broadcasting and speaking about music and media since the seventies. He was involved in the launch and editing of magazines such as Smash Hits, Q, Mojo and The Word, among many others. He was one of the presenters of the BBC rock music programme The Old Grey Whistle Test and one of the anchors of the corporation’s coverage of Live Aid in 1985. He has won the Editor of the Year and Writer of the Year awards from the Professional Publishers Association and the Mark Boxer award from the British Society of Magazine Editors. He writes for a variety of newspaper and magazines including the Radio Times and his books, 1971: Never a Dull Moment, Uncommon People: The Rise and Fall of the Rock Stars, and A Fabulous Creation were all Sunday Times bestsellers.
Family Ticket: 2 adults, 3 children; Child Ticket: aged 5-15; Under 5: FREEDavid Hepworth's books about rock are best sellers because they combine hair-raising stories about the people who made the music with fresh insights into the effects it had on all our lives. For one night only, he and fellow writer and podcaster Mark Ellen will discuss the British invasion of the United States from the Beatles to Live Aid and describe what the likes of The Rolling Stones, The Who, Dave Clark Five, Led Zeppelin, Sex Pistols and Culture Club took from America in those frantic decades, and what they got in return.
The Outdoor Programme daily ticket gives you access to everything on the festival's massive Outdoor Programme.
We have talks on the IPGL and History Hit Outdoor Stages, the Living History encampments and static displays, Speaker's Corner talks, performances from the History Tellers and others, live music, two bars, the Emporium, book shops and numerous cafes and food stalls. Anyone with an Outdoor Programme ticket can access up to twenty-five different scheduled events on any one day, so it is truly great value.
For those wishing to experience The Trench, Sword School and Children's Creative History events, these are ticketed separately and need to be pre-booked. Rides on the Vintage Fairground are payable at the ride.
Tickets to individual events in the Hiscox and Smith & Williamson tents also provide access to the Outdoor Programme on that particular day (1 person per ticket).