Bungool Festival of Music 1972 Australia

 
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ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

The Bungool Festival was billed as the "Worlds Largest New Years Party" and with the combination of a tranquil riverside location, ideal summer weather and a top line-up of Aussie acts, it had the potential to be a huge success. But sadly only 2000 people turned up over the whole weekend. This was probably due to fact that the festival almost didn't go ahead. 
Bungool Festival of Music 1972
Date
Sat Dec 30, 1972 - Mon Jan 01, 1973
Map
Bungool Country Club
74 O'Briens Road
Cattai New South Wales 2756
Australia
Years active
1972

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Following complaints from local water skiers, the first night (Friday 29 December) was called off after the local Baulkham Hills Shire Council took out a court order to stop the festival. However the organizers neatly got around that problem by inviting all the bands to a three-day picnic there, as it was a registered camping-picnic ground. After that initial setback, the festival finally got underway on the Saturday afternoon, but these problems no doubt discouraged many patrons from attending.
The first day featured only six acts, with the majority of the big-names slated for the New Year’s Eve bill on the Sunday. Among the Sunday performances, Band Of Light gave a high energy performance, which was one of the festival highlights.
Only three acts played on the Monday morning and by 10 am there were only about 100 people left, due to the scorching heat of the day.
Master of Ceremonies was Gulliver Smith.

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Location

Bungool was located on the banks of the Hawkesbury River near Cattai, north of Windsor NSW, about 60 kms north-west of Sydney.