Alice In Wonderland Mystery Trip 4 Lowestoft

Do you have any memories of the Lowestoft Mystery Trip?

We would love to hear from you !

Alice In Wonderland Mystery Trip 4 Lowestoft

Mystery Trip 4 Ticket


The 27th June 1986 saw what was to be the last Alice In Wonderland Magical Mystery Trip in an event fraught with problems.

We cannot seem to find the handbill for this event (it may turn up somewhere) but from memory we met again at Speakers Corner in London’s Hyde Park and the gathered trippers and freaks boarded some chartered coaches for the mystery destination...

pOoTer and Dr. Sandoz were unlucky enough to get a coach driven by a Turkish driver who did not know his way around London and we spent at least two hours trying to find our way out of London.

To top this off, he also did not his way to the destination (which turned out to be Lowestoft Pier).

We arrived hours and hours later having missed several bands and were met by an apologetic Christian, who obviously felt very bad about the whole thing.

As usual there were several different rooms, with the Alice In Wonderland Psychedelic Disco up in a balcony room and the main hall down below where the bands played.

On the bill were Doctor and The Medics, Voodoo Child, The Golden Horde (I think) and for some strange reason, Mournblade (who played extremely loudly in the early hours of the morning!!). It is also possible that the Magic Mushroom Band and maybe Webcore played........can anybody confirm this ????

Voodoo Child put in one of the best performances of their (sadly short) career, the bass player Steve dressed in an awesome pair of electric blue flares and wielding an awesome twin neck bass guitar. Vocalist/Guitarist supremo Ricky Powell was Hendrix incarnate, machine gunning the crowd with his Fender and playing with his teeth and behind his back.

Overall this was not the best of the Mystery Trips and the problems were not over as some of the coach drivers refused to take punters back the next morning and some trippers even got left behind I think.

Christian fully intended doing another Mystery Trip and we were among the many who would have had complimentary tickets.

Sadly for reasons unknown, there were no more Magical Mystery Trips and this marked the end of an era.

All was not completely lost as the series of All Night Psychedelic Film Festivals at London’s Scala Cinema continued for a little while longer and often captured much of the atmosphere of the Mystery Trips...

Pooter People - 1986


Alice In Wonderland - Mystery Trip Lowestoft 1986

Alice In Wonderland Mystery Trip 4 Lowestoft

Cartoon from Sounds Magazine


Do you have any memories of the Lowestoft Mystery Trip?

We would love to hear from you !


Memories from other Alice's People:



Great to see your site,

I was there, and I can confrim that Webcore did indeed play at what was to be that final Mystery Trip.

I know they played coz I woz in the band, I also did some backing vocals for Voodoo child.

how cool, to think people are still inetersted in thoses good old bad old days - or should i say 'daze'!


Karen Kay (August 2002)
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The Magical Mystery trip in 86 to Lowestoft. Yep I was there. 4 microdots and two blotters and i still remember a great deal.

The bands I rem,ember were obviously Dr. and the medics, Voodoo Child, Webcore I bought a tape of theirs which is excellent., The Magic Mushroom band I think???? and definitely Zodiac Mindwarp and the Love reaction. The Golden Horde played as well.

Outside smelled of Guano and i lost a jumper on the return bus..was it a bus or a magic carpet?

Outside of the main hall the psychedelic happenings were great.

Thee slide show showing dolly mixtures and hedgehogs and the golden man with a drum. The Anadin sisters were giving out Kool Aid as we arrived.

There was also a man painted gold hitting an old car wheel also painted gold.

I enjoyed it very much. There's a film around on youtube which shows me having a great time in the crowd at some point.

J from Suffolk - October 14th 2022


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