Festival Records has a unique place in the last 50 years of Australian popular music. Discover the Festival story from its shaky beginnings to its unique place in today’s music industry.
Many of the vinyl records made in Australia, bearing dozens of labels both local and international, have come from Festival’s Pyrmont plant.
The Festival story is the story of a record company that remained uniquely Australian and independent when others vanished or were swallowed by multinationals. It is also the story of Australian popular entertainment covering rock, pop, dance, country, jazz, classical or any other genre and technological change, from the days of 78rpm shellac records to compact discs and digital transfers.
Crammed full of images with spotlights on some great Australian talent including Les Welch, Johnny O’Keefe, The Bee Gees, Olivia Newton-John, Sherbet, Hunters & Collectors, Kylie Minogue and 28 days, you’ll discover the talent, the hits, stories from the studio and much much more in Spinning Around!