You’ve Gotta Get Up and Dance – SUPERCHARGE
Love Has No Pride – DARYL BRAITHWAITE
Portsmouth – MIKE OLDFIELD
Party To End All Parties – SKYHOOKS
They Shoot Horses Don’t They? – RACING CARS
Gloria – RAY BURGESS
Rockaria – E.L.O.
Stares And Whispers – RENEE GEYER
Get A Grip On Yourself – STRANGLERS
Glad To Be Alive – WINDCHASE
Magazine Madonna – SHERBET
I Like Dreaming – KENNY NOLAN
My Little Girl – T.M.G.
Roxy Roller – NICK GILDER
Capricorn Dancer – RICHARD CLAPTON
Magic Man – HEART
Tracks Of My Tears – SHIRLEY
Lucille – KENNY ROGERS
Gonna Fly Now – BILL CONTI
Another Funny Honeymoon – DAVID DUNDAS
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)