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The plaque commemorates the 50th anniversary of Myponga Pop Music Festival from January 1971 to January 2021.

The Myponga Pop Festival was a music festival which took place on a farm near Myponga, South Australia from 30 January to 1 February 1971. Myponga Pop Festival drew approximately 15,000 people, the biggest event in Adelaide since the Beatles drew a 300,000 strong crowd in 1964. The main funder and figure in the festival organising company, Music Power, was Hamish Henry. The festival has been described as a "tribute to Henry's entrepreneurial genius". As well as organising the Myponga festival, Henry managed several of the headlining local bands, War Machine and two other Adelaide groups, Headband and Fraternity. Hamish had brought rock band Fraternity to Adelaide, South Australia and soon had them headline his Woodstock inspired festival alongside Black Sabbath.

Location

Address:Rogers Road, Myponga, 5202
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.362501
Long: 138.5065
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Community
Actual Event Start Date:30-January-1971
Actual Event End Date:30-Janaury-2021

Dedication

Front Inscription

Commemorating the 50th anniversary

Myponga

a progressive pop music festival held at this site on Australia Day weekend

Jan 30 - 31 - Feb 1 1971

Black Sabbath, Syrius, Black Fire, Jeff St John, Wendy Saddington,
Daddy Cool, Spectrum, Fraternity, Copperwine, Company Caine,
Billy Thorpe & the Aztecs, Hippo, Fat Angel, Coney Island Jug Band,
Fanny Adams, Chain, Lotus, Margret Roadknight, Pig Face,
Moonshine Jug & String Band, Sons of the Vegetal Mother,
Jeff Croziers Magic Freaks, Steve Foster, War Machine,
Sunshine, Hans Poulsen, Storyville, John Graham,
Lipp Caine Rock Orchestra, Healing Force, Desiderata,
Compere Adrian Rawlins, Uncle Jack, Octopus, Lipp Arthur

Myponga Music Festival - Our Thing in Our Time

attracting near 30,000 people to South Australia`s first 3 day outdoor music event featuring overseas artists

Presented by Music Power directors Alex Innocenti & Trevor Brine

Financed and staged by Hamish Henry

Plaque presented by Myponga Historical Society, Lindsay Buckland & Yankalilla Districts Council

Source: MA
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