- Triple J's One Night Stand
Triple J's One Night Stand is a concert hosted in a remote town or city in
Australiaannually. It is promoted and organised by national radio station Triple J. The host town is selected in the form of a competition where residents of the town must gain approval from local government and a venue. Triple J arranges the artists to perform - usually four high profile Australian bands of a variety of genres.
The concert is a drug and alcohol free event, and entry is free.
Natimuk, VictoriaThe first event was held in Natimuk in Victoria on July 28 2004. Performers included local band "Less Than Perfection", followed by Eskimo Joe, Koolism, The Dissociativesand Grinspoon. Attendance was about 9000. Entries that year required a letter from the mayor, permission from a venue, a petition, and a souvenir. The Natimuk organising committee submitted a petition of 3000 names - the population of the town at the time was 500. They also raised $30,000 in pledges from local businesses to support the event. [cite web|url=http://www.triplej.net.au/events/one_night_stand/|title=One Night Stand 2004]
Ayr, QueenslandThe second event was hosted by the town of Ayr in North Queensland on May 18 2005. The local support act was "A14", followed by End of Fashion, Katalyst, Shihad, and the Hilltop Hoods. Over 10000 attended the concert. As in previous years, support from the local council, a venue and a petition were required. The petition had 4000 signatures (for a town of 8500). [cite web|url=http://www.triplej.net.au/events/one_night_stand_05/|title=One Night Stand 2005] [cite web|url=http://www.burdekin.qld.gov.au/triplej/documents/TRIPLEJWEBSITEINFO._000.pdf|title=Burkedin Shire Council - Summary (PDF)]
Port Pirie, South AustraliaThe third event was hosted by Port Pirie in the Spencer Gulfarea of South Australia on April 12 2006. The local support act was "Sector 12", followed by The Herd, Xavier Rudd, Kid Kenobiand MC Shureshock, followed by The Living End. The entry included a letter of support from Mike Rann, the Premier of South Australia, as well as a petition with 8000 names (the town's population is 13500). A new addition to the competition entry procedure this year was to design a theme park based around a notable location or event in the town. The Port Pirie entrants designed one built around the chimney stack from the local lead smelter. [cite web|url=http://www.triplej.net.au/events/one_night_stand_06/|title=One Night Stand 2006]
Cowra, New South WalesOn March 16 2007, it was announced that the fourth event would be held in Cowra, New South Wales, on April 20 2007. Myf Warhurst, Jay and the Doctorhosted the event. Bands who performed at the event were Silverchair, Midnight Juggernauts, Behind Crimson Eyes, DJ FunkTrust, an unsigned band from Lithgow, Flatline Dramaand local band "Leap Of Faith". [cite web|url=http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/events/one_night_stand_07/|title=One Night Stand 2007]
Collie, Western AustraliaOn March 20 2008it was announced that the fifth event would be held in Collie, Western Australia, on April 26 2008. The bands that played at the event were Cog, Pnauand Faker, as well as local band This End Up, the winners of Unearthed. A group of fans in the audience convinced Rosie Beatonto "do a little dance" as she went off stage.
* [http://triplej.net.au/events/ Triple J events]
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