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Sunbury 1972

The Sunbury Rock Festival was first held in 1972 on a 620 acre farm between Sunbury and Diggers Rest, Victoria. It attracted around 35,000 people and was promoted by Odessa Promotions, which was formed by a group of television professionals, including John Fowler and Jim McKay, from GTV 9 Melbourne.

The festival ran from 29 to 31 January and the ticket price was $6.00 for all 3 days, $5.00 for 2 days and $1.00 for a single day.

Sound System

2 x RCA W Bin with 2 x 15″ JBL K140
4 x Jands U Bin with 2 x 15″ JBL K130
2 x JBL 2350 90° horns with 2480 2″ drivers
2 x JBL 2356 long-throw horns with 2480 2″ drivers
8 x JBL 2405 high frequency drivers
10 x Jands 150w Power Amplifiers
1 x 20 Channel Jands Mixing Console

Jands Crew

David Mulholland
Howard Page
Eric Robinson
Philip Story

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Acts

Blackfeather
The Bushwhackers & Bullockies Bush Band
The Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band
Glenn Cardier
Carson
Chain
Company Caine
Greg Quill & Country Radio
Friends
Healing Force
Highway
Gerry Humphrys (MC)
Indelible Murtceps
The La De Das
MacKenzie Theory
Madder Lake
Phil Manning
Max Merritt & the Meteors
Mulga Bill’s Bicycle Band
Barrie McAskill & Levi Smith’s Clefs
Pilgrimage
Pirana
Wendy Saddington
SCRA
Spectrum
Tamam Shud
Billy Thorpe & The Aztecs
Total Fire Band
Wild Cherries

4 responses to “Sunbury 1972”

  1. Hi

    I played at Sunbury 1972 with MacKenzie Theory. Is there any film, video or audio of MacKenzie Theory at this concert?

    Thanks

  2. DavidM says:

    Some parts of Sunbury ’72 were recorded and EMI put out an album:
    Sunbury (EMI-HMV SOXLP 7561/2) 2LP
    On the rear cover the recording is credited to:
    John French, Malcolm Devenisch and Colin Stevenson
    Recorded by Television City Sound – Melbourne.

  3. Daphne says:

    Hello .

    I’m a Queen fan and was wondering if you would possibly have any video footage of Queen at The Sunbury Festival held in 1974.
    So many of us are astonished ( or rather sad) at the prospect that there may be no footage.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated .

    Regards ,
    Daphne Velinos

  4. Daphne says:

    Hello .

    I’m a Queen fan and was wondering if you would possibly have any video footage of Queen at The Sunbury Festival held in 1974.
    So many of us are astonished ( or rather sad) at the prospect that there may be no footage.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated .

    Regards ,
    Daphne

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