Triple J’s Beat The Drum Returns

Triple j breakfast pair, Adam Spencer and Wil Anderson have launched the return of the youth network’s ‘Beat The Drum’ competition.

It has been four years since the last contest, in which would-be winners expose Triple J’s drum logo to as many people as possible – as creatively as possible. Originality earns extra points.

The big difference this time around is that for the first time, Triple J is offering prizes in three separate categories:

Category 1 – individuals and small groups
There are four round the world airfares going begging, with tickets to four of the world’s coolest music festivals thrown in: Roskilde (Denmark), Reading (UK), Glastonbury (UK), Cochella (USA), Fuji Rock (Japan), Bizarrefest (Germany) and Lowlands (Holland). The winners get to pick four.
Category 2 – groups of five or more
These winners score their own Triple J house party, complete with two of Australia’s hottest DJs, Katalyst and James de la Cruz.
Category 3 – schools
Essentially, if a school can band together for Beat The Drum, united under one big drum banner, it could win a visit from Ttriple J’s Super Request, lock stock and Rosie Beaton, broadcasting to the nation in their very own Abnormal School Formal. But no School Formal (even an Abnormal one) would be complete without a band (or two) to help entertain the troops, so Little Birdy and The Spazzys will be there to do a full set of their latest tunes.

Full details of Beat The Drum are available via the triple j website.

The competition closes at 5pm on Wednesday 6 October and winners will be announced on Friday 8 October.