Knebworth is a village in Hertfordshire, England. Is internationally known " Knebworth " by there again and again held rock and pop concerts. This open -air concerts do not take place in the village, but on the grounds of Knebworth House.
The area has been inhabited since the Stone Age, in the Domesday Book the place for the first time is mentioned under the name Chenepeworde, the first population recording dates from 1084, with 150 inhabitants.
The possession of the property changed over the years, but since 1492, the property is Knebworth House, owned by the English family Lytton / Bulwer- Lytton / Lytton Cobbold. The property itself as well as located in the town of St. Mary 's Parish Church was built in 1120.
Open -air concerts at Knebworth House
On the property, and the adjacent park ( coordinates of the Concert Park: 51 ° 52 ' 28 " N, 0 ° 13' 8" W), which lies between Knebworth and the neighboring Stevenage, popular rock open-air concerts are held since 1974, Knebworth what made her famous worldwide. With the appearance of The Allman Brothers Band, which attracted more than 60,000 spectators in the first year, this tradition, which continues to the present day began. Today the area is designed for a capacity of up to 125,000 spectators. Among other things, the following bands and solo artists playing in Knebworth:
- Pink Floyd (1975, 1990)
- The Rolling Stones ( 1976)
- Lynyrd Skynyrd (1976 )
- Genesis (1978, 1992)
- Frank Zappa (1978 )
- ( To see 1979 last concert in Britain on the Led Zeppelin DVD ) Led Zeppelin
- Mike Oldfield (1980 )
- The Beach Boys (1980 )
- Cliff Richard (1983, 1990)
- Deep Purple (1985 )
- Queen ( 1986 - last concert with Freddie Mercury, partly on the album Live Magic published)
- Paul McCartney (1990 )
- Eric Clapton (1990 )
- Dire Straits (1990 )
- Elton John (1990 )
- Status Quo (1990 )
- Oasis (1996)
- Linkin Park ( 2009)
- Queen ( 2012 - Adam Lambert )