Midnight Oil announce reef benefit show

Midnight Oil Photo: Oliver Eclipse

Iconic Australian band Midnight Oil have announced a benefit concert to help protect The Great Barrier reef.

The benefit concert will take place on Friday October 6 at The Tanks Art Centre and will benefit reef activism and research.

According to the announcement, “All proceeds from the show will go to a non-partisan scientific research organisation called Great Barrier Reef Legacy. People can find out more about their work at https://www.greatbarrierreeflegacy.org/

Midnight Oil frontman Peter Garrett elaborated:

Midnight Oil have always used our music to talk about things we believe are important”, says band frontman Peter Garrett. “We believe the future of the Great Barrier Reef is clearly on the line. We’re at the eleventh hour for our most important natural asset. As the largest living organism in our world the reef is a treasure of extraordinary beauty itself but it’s also a symbol of greater questions we all have to answer. Some parts of the Reef are already being killed off by catastrophic climate change and other parts would be damaged by bad federal government policy that prioritises short term corporate profit above all else. So we’re looking forward to getting together with our friends in Cairns and all doing our bit to share some information, provoke more conversation and make change while there’s still time.”

Midnight Oil’s tour will continue through October and November.

Tickets for the reef benefit show are on sale now:  http://frntr.co/MidnightOilREEF

For more information, head to: http://www.midnightoil.com/

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04/10: Darwin Amphitheatre, Darwin (With Dan Sultan & Irrunytju Band)
06/10:Tank Arts Centre, Cairns (over 18’s only) – OILS AT THE REEF
07/10: Kuranda Amphitheatre, Cairns – SOLD OUT (With Urthboy)
10/10: Townsville Entertainment Centre, Townsville (With Urthboy)
12/10: Great Western Hotel, Rockhampton – SOLD OUT (With Urthboy)
14/10: Big Pineapple Fields, Sunshine Coast – SOLD OUT (With The Living End & Jebediah)
15/10: Riverstage, Brisbane – SOLD OUT (With The Jezabels)
17/10: Riverstage, Brisbane – SOLD OUT (With George Telek & David Bridie)
19/10: Hockey Fields, Coffs Harbour (With Jebediah & Jack River)
21/10: Hope Estate, Hunter Valley – SOLD OUT (With Birds of Tokyo & Ash Grunwald)
24/10: AIS Arena, Canberra (With Something For Kate)
26/10:The Village Green Adelaide Oval, Adelaide – SOLD OUT (With Spiderbait & Bad//Dreems)
28/10: Perth Arena, Perth (With Spiderbait)
01/11:Derwent Entertainment Centre, Hobart (With The Jezabels)
03/11: Gateway Lakes, Wodonga (With The Living End & Even)
04/11:Hanging Rock, Macedon Ranges – SOLD OUT (With John Butler Trio, Something for Kate, Frank Yamma & David Bridie)
06/11: Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne – SOLD OUT (With The Jezabels & Adalita)
08/11: Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne – SOLD OUT (With The Jezabels & Adalita)
11/11: The Domain, Sydney – SOLD OUT (With John Butler Trio & A.B.Original)
13/11: Win Entertainment Centre, Wollongong (With Abbe May)
15/11: Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne (With The Smith Street Band & The Teskey Brothers)
17/11: The Domain, Sydney (With John Butler Trio & A.B.Original)