(Underneath The) Starlight Of Love – COL JOYE
Dance Of The Flames – JOY BOYS
I Cried – JUDY STONE
Jezebel – ROB E. G.
Passion Flower – DELLTONES
My Colouring Book – WARREN CARR
The Love Express – DIG RICHARDS
The Persian Kitty – BUDDY BOHN
Zanzibar- ROB E. G.
Hoots Mon – DEE JAYS
Gonna Raise A Ruckus Tonight – DELLTONES
Fraulein – COL JOYE
Tie In with Australian Bandstand.
Festival was one of the major Australian record companies. After a few ownership changes in the 1950s, stable ownership occurred under Rupert Murdoch. Their first compilations were tie ins with the popular TCN 9 television show Bandstand. Festival pressed records for multiple labels, and had Australia’s biggest stable of popular talent.
To get some sense of the scale of Festival you only need to look at the number of presses in operation. There were 26 of them producing about 900 records each day. That’s around 6.5 million discs per year. This was when the population of Australia was around 12 million people. (ABS – 1966)