The Pilgrimage For Pop was the first major rock festival in Australia and had an all-Australian line up.
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At last, the long-lost film inspired by Australias first rock festival - The Pilgrimage For Pop Festival - at Ourimbah, near Sydney in 1970. Starring Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs, Jeff St John and the Copperwine, Chain, Tully, Wendy Saddington and Company Caine, Leo De Castro, Hans Poulsen, Max Merritt and the Meteors and Featuring Black Allan Moaryawaala Barker. Ourimbah was the first and in my mind only real festival Australia ever had... Sunbury was about the music of our time, Ourimbah was about the time. Billy Thorpe, 2004. No, we are not freaks, we are human beings grasping at a freedom, and for one weekend it was not simply a dream. Wendy Saddington, Go-Set Feb 1970. We were attempting a new form of film, a non-linear creation which moves in distance, not time - in real symbols - not symbolic reality. Gordon Mutch, Go-Set Feb 1970. ...Once Around the Sun