Kozfest (formerly known as - and abbreviated from - "Kozmik Ken's Psychedelic Dream Festival) is a small, cozy cult festival in Uffxulme, Devon, highly reminiscent of those very early Glastonbury days.
So reminiscent, in fact, that the heavens opened the day before it started and, though the skies had cleared a little on the Sunday morning, the clouds built up with a dark glee as we drove down the M5 towards the gig. Sure enough, the rain started up again just as we passed Exeter and by the time we reached the site it was a sea of sloshy brown mud.
Undeterred, we loaded the gear into the heaven-sent tractor/trailer and slogged up the hill as a minor monsoon pelted down all around us, the rain finally relenting just as we transferred the final few bits and pieces into the tent.
And, despite the downpour, the gig was a good'un, being exuberantly received by the warm (or was it humid?) crown crowded into the Big Top, and no-one got electrocuted. Better yet, we got to see the legendary "Soft Machine" who headlined the night with their eclectic mix of out-there jazz and driving groove-rock. However, halfway through their set the skies got stroppy again and we were all thoroughly drenched for the second time as we loaded up to go home.