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Midnight Oil

Photo Gallery: Mundi Mundi Bash – Festival Day 1 ft. Midnight Oil + Missy Higgins and more (18.08.22)

August 19, 2022

While the Birdsville Bash has been running for some time, this is the second time the event has been held at Mundi Mundi, near Broken Hill in NSW. The three-day camping event started on Thursday with a stellar lineup of Australian acts. After introductions from the founder of the event, Greg Donovan and the Broken […]

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A Spectacular Journey: Bluesfest finally returns to Byron Bay

April 21, 2022

The excitement was palpable as we crunched our way through mud and pebbles towards the 33rd annual Byron Bay Bluesfest. After two years of cancellations, the 2022 festival was not just a celebration of music but a true celebration of life and the joy of human connection. I’d had my first Bluesfest experience back in […]

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Festival Photo Gallery: Byron Bay Bluesfest (Day Two) – Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm (15.04.22)

April 16, 2022

  The crowd was massive for Day two of Byron Bay Bluesfest. The major drawcard of course was Midnight Oil, who are on their swansong live tour. They didn’t disappoint, playing a two hour set filled with their classic hits, and a few new ones from their latest album, Resist. Peter Garrett‘s voice was better […]

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The Terrys

New Music Discoveries 4th February: The Terrys, Haiku Hands, Calexico and more

February 4, 2022

We’re welcoming in the month of February by adding ten new tracks to our Discovery Playlist, including one exclusive premiere. This week our Track of the Week belongs to Gerringong surf-rockers The Terrys with their new single “IDK”. “IDK” is classic Terrys. It’s fun, it’s punchy and it’s the perfect end to the week. Of […]

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Midnight Oil and Paul Kelly added as headliners to the rescheduled Bluesfest lineup

May 19, 2021

In what is great news for Bluesfest, Midnight Oil and Paul Kelly have been added to the lineup for the rescheduled event, in the October long weekend. The festival will take place over four days at Byron Bay, from 1st to 4th October. Midnight Oil will headline the opening night, Friday 1st October. Paul Kelly […]

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Makarrata Live

Photo Gallery WOMADelaide Day 4, feat Midnight Oil and First Nations collaborators: Makarrata Live

March 11, 2021

Day four of the WOMADelaide festival opened with Adelaide duo, Siberian Tiger. Their soulful and heartfelt tunes were a beautiful accompaniment to a sunny afternoon. The Teskey Brothers hit the stage next. The brothers have built quite a following from their festival appearances over the years and were a popular addition to the lineup. There […]

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Photo Gallery: WOMADelaide Day 2 with Midnight Oil, Vika and Linda, and MRLN x RKM

March 9, 2021

By the second day of Womadelaide, a certain peace and harmony had developed in the crowd. COVID precautions were understood and the mad rush to see everything had changed into a more relaxed atmosphere. Not that this stopped newcomer indigenous rappers MRLN x RKM whipping up some energy onstage. Marlon Motlop (AKA MRLN) was born […]

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The Sound: Giving Australian music the promotion it deserves

August 16, 2020

2020 has proven to be an arduous year for the music and entertainment industries. With ongoing coronavirus restrictions putting live music on hold, artists and venue owners alike have been left in a precarious position. Several glimmers of hope for the industry have emerged however – one of these being the ABC’s latest music program […]

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Track of the Day: Midnight Oil “Gadigal Land” (2020)

August 11, 2020

Midnight Oil are back with their first new song in close to twenty years. “Gadigal Land” sees the veteran rockers team up with vocalists Kaleena Briggs, Bunna Lawrie, Dan Sultan and Gadigal poet Joel Davison. The fiery slice of rock is part of The Makarrata Project, a themed mini-album of collaborations with Indigenous artists, which […]

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Tony Burke

Tony Burke: The Australian Songs I Want To See Live Again

August 6, 2020

Tony Burke has been the federal member for Watson since 2004. When not serving his constituency, he follows his passion for music. Here he outlines the songs he wishes to see live again, and what ignites his passion for them. We’ve also put together a spotify playlist of these, so do take a listen. There’s […]

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Midnight Oil named recipients of the Ted Albert Award for their service to Australian music

April 6, 2018

With the 2018 APRA Music Awards coming up in Sydney this week, the Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Services to Music has been awarded to none other than Midnight Oil this week. The announcement comes as the APRA Awards reveals more details about their event at the Sydney International Convention Centre on April 10th, with Tim Minchin, All Our Exes Live […]

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Live Review: Midnight Oil remind Melbourne of their music’s still-crucial significance at the first of three shows

November 7, 2017

As someone who grew up on the music of Midnight Oil (as I think most people who came up in the 90’s did), I never thought I would be in the position to see the band perform, much less be in a professional capacity to see the band perform. But there I sat yesterday evening, six […]

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12 gigs you can’t miss in November around Australia

October 30, 2017

As the end of 2017 draws ever closer, the Australian live music calendar continues to thrive confidently. A jam packed two months of shows lay ahead from our favourite locals and visitors, check out just a selection of them below. Marlon Williams  Come November, Marlon Williams will play his first headline tour in over a […]

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Midnight Oil bringing 10-1 to Fremantle for ‘the oceans’

October 15, 2017

Their Australian tour is already boasting some of the best shows in recent memory for fans and now, Midnight Oil have added a new date to their extensive list of dates over the next few months. Heading to the Fremantle Arts Centre later this month, the Oils are presenting a special benefit concert to raise money for […]

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Paul Kelly & Gang of Youths lead 2017 ARIA Award nominations

October 10, 2017

Aaaand the countdown to the 2017 ARIA Awards is officially on, with not only the full list of nominees announced in Sydney today, but also the winners of the Fine Arts, Artisan and Comedy categories revealed too. Statistically speaking, 2017 is Paul Kelly and Gang of Youths‘ year, with both artists striking out against the pack with Kelly […]

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Live Review: Midnight Oil bring the power and the passion to New York’s Terminal 5

August 23, 2017

It was a different kind of set to the ones I’m used to from The Living End. This is a band that headlines festivals, starts mosh pits, and causes all ’round chaos in Australia. But on this sticky Monday night in New York, they were very much a support act. It wasn’t from lack of […]

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Here’s the Midnight Oil setlist from today’s surprise Sydney gig; their first show since 2009

April 9, 2017

Tonight, legendary Sydney group Midnight Oil played a surprise, mid-afternoon hometown gig at the Marrickville Bowling Club (capacity being around the 400 mark), in what was their first public show since 2009’s Sound Relief appearance. The gig sits ahead of their already announced “intimate pub” performance which is happening this Thursday at Selina’s in Coogee, […]

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Mark Gable of The Choirboys on new music, touring and the magic of AC/DC

March 24, 2017

Mark Gable is the front man and founding member of the Australian hard rock band, The Choirboys. Formed in 1978, with Mark on lead vocals, Ian Hulme on bass guitar, Brad Carr on lead guitar and Lindsay Tebbutt on drums. He also penned the classic Australian anthem, Run To Paradise..

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Aussies Abroad: Midnight Oil announce massive World Tour kicking off this April

February 17, 2017

It’s been a long morning already for Midnight Oil fans in Australia (and evening for those overseas) who’ve been keeping their attention trained to the band’s Facebook page, but finally, the wait is over. Through a conference broadcast online from Sydney, the iconic Aussie group broke the news that they would be back on tour around the […]

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Midnight Oil announce highly anticipated October & November Australian tour dates

February 16, 2017

It’s been a long morning already for Midnight Oil fans in Australia who’ve been keeping their attention trained to the band’s Facebook page, but finally, the wait is over. Through a conference broadcast online from Sydney, the iconic Aussie group broke the news that they would be back on tour around the world for the first […]

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Peter Garrett announces solo Australian tour as new single “Great White Shark” makes its debut on radio

May 30, 2016

Peter Garrett has further ignited excitement within the Midnight Oil fan ranks with the release of new solo single “Great White Shark” and some special solo tour dates to take place around the country through July and August. The new single is taken from Garrett’s forthcoming solo record A Version of Now and as the live shows come together, Garrett will […]

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The AU Review’s 101 Greatest Songs of All Time: Part One – 101 to 76

May 17, 2016

What makes a good song great? What is it about that one song from the 80’s that still resonates with you now, in 2016? What was it about that artist’s debut single that still stacks up with material they’re releasing now, four or five albums deep? These are the sorts of questions we’ve been asking ourselves recently in […]

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Midnight Oil reforming for 2017 tour dates, both Australian and international

May 5, 2016

The Oils are back! Now, dates and locations aren’t confirmed yet, but Midnight Oil are most definitely getting back on to a live stage (hopefully) near you next year. The band released a statement via Facebook and on their website this morning sharing the news, exciting fans who’ve been waiting frankly, long enough, for the iconic group to er, […]

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A Midnight Oil reunion is not imminent – and four other things we learnt from Breakfast with Peter Garrett

October 20, 2015

Yesterday in Perth, I got to have breakfast with musician, activist and former government minister Peter Garrett as part of a tour to launch his newly released autobiography Big Blue Sky. OK so technically there was a room full of other people there as well… but still… Staged by WAM in partnership with independent bookstore […]

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