Average: 4.8 (173 votes)

July 27, 1969

Woodinville, WA US

Gold Creek Park (Seattle Pop Festival)

Setlist:

includes: Train Kept a Rollin', I Can't Quit You Baby, Dazed and Confused, White Summer / Black Mountainside, You Shook Me, How Many More Times, Communication Breakdown

Notes:

Press Review: More than 50,000 rock fans gathered at Woodinville’s Gold Creek Park over the weekend for a practically non-stop three-day festival of music, events and exhibitions. The first annual Seattle Pop Festival was a marvel of crowd control and smooth organization.

Sunday night was supposed to belong to The Doors but it was stolen right out from under them by the great English blues group, Led Zeppelin.

Coming onstage about 11:30pm, immediately after the forced extravaganza of The Doors, the Zeppelin faced a jaded and uncomfortable audience that had been standing in the cold all evening. But the electricity of lead singer Robert Plant and guitarist Jimmy Page quickly warmed them up.

Plant has a voice that is controlled hysteria. Anguish pours from his every note;  his voice is an epitome of the blues.

Page is an amazing guitarist. His runs and fingering are magnificent, his control of the instrument pure genius.

They were aided by a fine drummer, John Bonham and bassist John Paul Jones. Few who experienced it will forget Led Zeppelin's performance, especially their smashing encore of Communication Breakdown. [P. Macdonald, SeattlePost-Intelligencer. July 1969]

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Seattle Pop Festival July 1969

(Correction - Gold Creek (two words) Park is located in Woodinville (not Seattle).)

I attended all 3 days of the Seattle Pops Festival. This outdoor festival was beyond anything I have experienced since. If you read the handbills and the poster, most of the groups and artists that preformed were ahead of their time. If only we could go back in time to see it again.

Prior to the event, I worked at Gold Creek Park where this occurred. The festival was just outside in back of the ice skating rink in a field.

I still have in my possession a few of the items you see on the Led Zeppelin web site. I have the ticket stubs for all 3 days, an 8½ x 11 two-sided handbill, and the poster.

In my quest for information on the pictured items, I searched by the artist’s name on the poster, researched the festival, and could not find any of them. A co-worker found this site and forwarded the link.

Does anyone else have any of the pictured items from the festival?