In 1975, a little radio station called 2JJ launched in Sydney, changing the face of Australian radio forever. The first track ever played, Skyhook’s ‘You Just Like Me ‘Cos I’m Good In Bed’, set the tone for the risqué antics and love of Australian culture and music that would unfold over the next four decades. 40 years later, and now a national network, triple j continues to be as passionate and provocative as ever.
To celebrate this milestone, triple j, Sydney Festival and Fuzzy have enlisted some musical friends for a massive party in the Domain, with a concert and live broadcast showcasing the incredible music we’ve championed in that time.
But this isn’t your typical concert. A diverse mix of Australia’s best live acts, as well as some very special guests, will not only perform their trademark festival sets, but there will heaps of surprises along the way, including some incredible acoustic arrangements, unexpected collaborations and covers of legendary Australian hits made famous over the years on triple j. Plus DJ sets from triple j’s own Nina Las Vegas and KLP in-between. The concert will encapsulate the cultural impact triple j has had over the last 40 years and really is a once in a lifetime event for music fans.
Beat The Drum: Celebrating 40 Years of triple j
Friday 16 January – The Domain, Sydney
THE PRESETS · THE CAT EMPIRE
YOU AM I · VANCE JOY
BALL PARK MUSIC · THE PREATURES
NINA LAS VEGAS · KLP (DJ SET)
with special guest appearances from
ADALITA · COURTNEY BARNETT · REMI · OWL EYES · TKAY MAIDZA
ALISTER WRIGHT & HEIDI LENFFER (CLOUD CONTROL)
+ more to be announced
Tickets on sale Mon 27 Oct. See the triple j website for more info and ticket details – www.triplej.net.au
Plus the whole concert will be broadcast live on triple j radio and streamed on the triple j website, along with heaps of photos and behind the scenes music news.
The concert is just the first announcement for Beat The Drum: Celebrating 40 Years of triple j. In 2015, there will be an exhibition, TV documentary, book, CD release and of course, radio and online content celebrating 40 years of triple j.
Where: The Domain
Art Gallery Road
Royal Botanic Gardens
When: 16 January 2015
Gates open at 4pm