triple j Presents: Beat The Drum - MusicNSW

triple j is celebrating 40 years by putting on a birthday concert called Beat The Drum in The Domain in Sydney on Friday 16th January. triple j have revealed the lineup which will feature acts like Silverchair’s Daniel Johns, Gotye, Powderfinger’s Bernard Fanning, Megan Washington and hip hop group Thundamentals, singer-songwriter Sarah Blasko, Dave Faulkner (Hoodoo Gurus), rockers DZ Deathrays, Hermitude, rapper Illy, Horrorshow, Paul Dempsey, Drapht, Briggs with Trials and more.

The festival will be broadcast live on triple j and they are promising “heaps of surprises along the way, including some incredible acoustic arrangements, unexpected collaborations and covers of legendary Australian hits”.  There will also be an exhibition, television documentary, book and CD released in the new year to commemorate the 40 year anniversary of the broadcaster.

Beat The Drum: Celebrating 40 Years of triple j features:

Hilltop Hoods
The Presets
The Cat Empire
You Am I
Vance Joy
Ball Park Music
The Preatures
Nina Las Vegas
KLP (DJ Set)

With new special guest appearances from:
Bernard Fanning
Briggs with Trials
Daniel Johns
Dave Faulkner (Hoodoo Gurus)
DZ Deathrays
Mark McEntee (Divinyls)
Megan Washington
Paul Dempsey
Sarah Blasko
Seth Sentry
Tom Iansek (Big Scary/#1 Dads)

Plus special guests:
Courtney Barnett
Owl Eyes
Tkay Maidza
Alister Wright & Heidi Lenffer (Coud Control)

+ more to be announced

Tickets on sale now
Friday, 16th January 2015
The Domain, Sydney
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