triple j’s One Night Stand concert series is about bringing the big live music experience to young people in regional areas. This year the station is taking some of the most exciting bands in Australia to the South Australian seaside town of Tumby Bay. Birds of Tokyo, Art Vs Science and The Jezabels will all be on the program.
From Sale’s (VIC) farmland surrounds in 2009, to the desert in Alice Springs (NT) in 2010, coastal Tumby Bay with its 10km stretch of beach is “the perfect fit for this year’s One Night Stand.” With the full support of the District Council of Tumby Bay triple j is looking forward to bringing the triple j team and some the best Australian bands to the Eyre Peninsula.
Manager triple j Chris Scaddan says: “Being able to bring these great bands to such a beautiful and remote area is such a privilege for us. We’re really looking forward to working with the local community and introducing them to the nation as we broadcast the event live around Australia.”
“We are really excited about bringing such a dynamic line up to Tumby Bay. We’ve been wanting to have Birds Of Tokyo play at a triple j concert for a couple of years and for this to coincide with their recent No.4 ranking in the Hottest 100 is incredible. Art Vs Science’s popularity exploded after they were Unearthed in 2008, now after two years of extensive touring, Hottest 100 success and a debut album later and they are one of Australia’s biggest bands. Add to that recent Unearthed darlings The Jezabels who were one of the most requested bands on triple j’s Super Request in 2010 – and you have a hugely anticipated live show.”
As well as the top grade lineup, triple j Unearthed is searching for the best band from the region to be the first band to hit the stage.
Musicians in the region should uploaded their music to triplejunearthed.com by midnight Sun 13 March and select Eyre Peninsula as their region.
Tom and Alex will be announcing the winners on Breakfast Wed 16 March.
triple j Drive presenter and Unearthed ambassador The Doctor says “it’s time to stand up and say ‘We are the Eyre Peninsula, and we rock/folk/pop/electo/dance/hiphop/metal/etc!’ You can make any sort of music at all, although Coffin Bay and Iron Nob do lend themselves to the name of a great metal band.”
triple j want to give one special person and their mate a break. If you know someone who’s been impacted directly by the floods, fire or cyclone and who you reckon needs some musical relief, tell triple j their story. They could be triple j’s special VIPs at the event; hanging with the bands and triple j presenters in sunny, seaside Tumby Bay. Two night’s accommodation and return flights from anywhere in Australia will be provided.
The free, all-ages regional concerts are one of the absolute highlights for triple j each year but the One Night Stand is more than a concert. triple j broadcasts the entire event live on the radio along with online video, photos, music streams and artist blogs. Plus they film the whole concert for later broadcast on triple j tv (ABC2).
The local frequency for triple j in Port Lincoln is 92.3fm