Last stage appearance was Reading 1975, and we were there to witness history being made!
Former Hawkwind dancer Stacia made an unannounced performance at this year’s sold out Kozfest (Kozmic Kens Psychedelic Dream Festival).
Her last public performance was at the 1975 Reading Festival (Friday, August 22) where Hawkwind headlined the opening night. Famed for her dramatic, interpretive dance, the surprise return to the stage saw Stacia join former band mate and founder Nik Turner (Hawkwind saxophonist, flautist, lyricist and vocalist) for an unannounced and astonishing ‘jam’ set on Saturday, July 27th. Stacia was joined on stage by Angel Fallon (contemporary dancer- Arthur Brown, Space Ritual, Hawkwind).
Other acts featured included the experimental psychedelic doom of The Heads, the grebo rock of Crazyhead and free festival party starters Here and Now.
Stacia also reappeared, unannounced on the Sunday, in a performance with Liverpool based psychedelic/ krautrock band Bonnacons of Doom.
Whether this was a one off, or Stacia, now known as Miss Stacia will be returning to stage performance is yet to be seen. A biography of Stacia is said to be in the works.
Stacia, who is now an artist, released a limited edition Barney Bubbles screen print t-shirt and poster last year and you can remain up to date with her work via facebook.
Kozfest relocated to Woolacombe in North Devon for its sun-kissed ninth event, where the attendees and staff were as warm as the weather.
Each Monday The Metal Report sends out a list of all stories, interviews, reviews and features we’ve posted for the previous week. You can sign up for it here.