A Pomona historian has debunked a music myth that's baffled Midnight Oil fans for decades.
There are several interpretations of the meaning behind their hit song King of the Mountain...but there's now confirmation from the band itself, the song is a tribute to one of our local landmarks. Noosa Museum
"King of the Mountain was inspired by the footrace up Mt Cooroora in SE Qld, and the incredible natural beauty and unique history of the Noosa hinterland; it is not a reference to motor racing at Mt. Panorama in Bathurst. Best wishes.” - Rob Hirst (on behalf of Midnight Oil) ...
Recently our Management Committee contacted the management of the band Midnight Oil to discuss with them their hit song "King of the Mountain " and the rumoured connection to the King of the Mountain event..... no longer a rumour!
Very exciting for our community!
Watch out for a Winter display and events... exciting times ahead!!⛰
Yesterday's Kawerau King of the Mountain was a great event. I enjoyed the climb to the top, +700m in 1.8km!, then Daniel Jones (1st) and Aussie Ben Duffus (2nd) passed me towards the bottom. It's a crazy decent.