Festival Express 19 years old

Festival Express... The longest party in rock-n-roll history.

Festival Express

The filmed account of a large Canadian rock festival train tour boasting major acts. In the summer of 1970, a chartered train crossed Canada carrying some of the world's greatest rock bands. The Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, The Band, Buddy Guy, and others lived (and partied) together for five days, stopping in major cities along the way to play live concerts. Their journey was filmed.

Credits

Festival Express Cast

Name Character
Richard Manuel He was 60, 42 years old when he died as Himself - The Band
Levon Helm He was 63, 71 years old when he died as Himself - The Band
Rick Danko He was 60, 56 years old when he died as Himself - The Band
Janis Joplin She was 60, 27 years old when she died as Herself
Garth Hudson He was 66, now 85 years old as Himself - The Band
Robbie Robertson He was 60, now 79 years old as Himself - The Band
Phil Lesh He was 63, now 82 years old as Himself
Sylvia Tyson She was 63, now 82 years old as Herself
Buddy Guy He was 67, now 86 years old as Himself
Mickey Hart He was 60, now 79 years old as Himself
Jon Bauman He was 56, now 75 years old as Himself
Ian Tyson He was 69, now 89 years old as Himself
Grateful Dead was 38, now 57 years old as Himself

Festival Express Crew

Name Department
Bob Smeaton as Director. Directing
Frank Cvitanovich as Director. He was 76 (67) years old when He died Directing
Festival Express poster
Festival Express (19 years)

Festival Express... The longest party in rock-n-roll history.

  • Release day: Friday, September 19, 2003
  • Runtime: 90 minutes