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Sunbury 50th Anniversary - NEW DATE

Spectrum, Madder Lake, Broderick Smith with Shannon Bourne

Sunbury 50th Anniversary - NEW DATE

2:00pm, Sun 20 March, 2022

Event Details


PLEASE NOTE: This show has been moved to Sunday 20th March 2022, tickets purchaed for the January 30th show will automatically be valid for the new date. Moshtix will be in touch with instructions to request a refund if the new date isn't suitable. We apologise for any incovenience but we are doing the best we can in a pandemic to look after patrons, performers and staff.


Broderick Smith & Shannon Bourne 2.45pm

Spectrum 3.50pm 

Madder Lake 5pm


It’s Australia Day Weekend 1972, and Melbourne is about to have its response to Woodstock – The Very First Sunbury Pop Festival. A three-day festival of music, fun, love, and peace. 

Featuring the cream of Australian Artists. It was touted as “The Rock Happening of 1972”. Close to thirty acts played, one of them being “Queen” from the UK, the only overseas act; but they were booed off stage in favour of our own “Madder Lake”. The crowd weren’t ready for the glam of Queen yet. Madder Lake opened the festival to a rapturous response. They later went on to support the “Rolling Stones “on their Australian Tour that year and were the first act to be signed to “Mushroom Records”- delivering the company their first Gold Record with the brilliant album “StillPoint”. This album spawned the singles: “12lb. Toothbrush” and “Goodbye Lollipop”. 

Next, we have “Spectrum” who were Australia’s most popular Progressive Rock Act, the catalyst for the genius of Mike Rudd. Their Number One National Hit “I’ll Be Gone” released a year earlier had and has become an Anthem with the Australian public. Later in his career Mike with new band was privy to record at the famous Abbey Road Studios in England. “I’ll Be Gone” has been covered by many artists from Manfred Mann’s Earth Band to local act “Lost Ragas”. Next comes “The Indelible Murtceps” another of Mike Rudd’s alter egos. They were the vehicle for more dance orientated songs in contrast to “Spectrum’s” more in-concert style. Songs like:” Red Hot Mumma”, “We Are Indelible” and “Esmerelda” soon became crowd favourites. So come, 50 years later, re -live, celebrate the nostalgia and great music with these three bands that remain today and  who were part of the so called ‘Golden Era of Australian Rock Music”.

Also performing will be Broderick Smith (Carson / The Dingoes) with Shannon Bourne


The Brunswick Artists' Bar and Brunswick Ballroom will be operating under the Victorian State Government vaccination mandate. Therefore, as outlined in the Victorian Roadmap, only patrons, staff and artists who are double vaccinated against Covid-19 will be able to enter the venue.

Customers are required to check-in via the Service Victoria App with a valid Vaccination certificate as they enter the venue.

The venue will be taking a number of precautionary measures to ensure patron safety, including:
- Hand sanitiser dispensers
- Signage and social distancing markers throughout the venue
- Regular sanitising of the venue and full clean between sittings

Photo ID is essential, acceptable ID is a current and valid Australian Photo Drivers Licence, State Approved ‘Proof of Age’ card or Passport. 


The kitchen will be serving The Ballroom Menu for this show.

You can view the delicious offerings available by clicking here.

The Brunswick Ballroom is Accessible.
The Brunswick Ballroom has made significant improvements to accessibility by installing an 
Acorn Chairlift. (Model: New Acorn Indoor 180 Curved Stairlift.)

To find out more about the venue, FAQs can be viewed by clicking here.