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Midnight Oil | Canberra

Frontier Touring Presents

Midnight Oil | Canberra

3:00pm, Sat 1 October, 2022
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Midnight Oil announced today that they will stage new concerts in three Australian cities where they had to cancel gigs at very short notice earlier this year – Darwin, Cairns and Canberra. With a varying line up on each show, these new dates feature a swathe of talented special guests Busby Marou, Emily Wurramara (solo), King Stingray, Leah Flanagan, Moaning Lisa.

“We were very frustrated that covid cost us two gigs up north and that Canberra safety officials then pulled the plug on that show due to lightning”, said Midnight Oil frontman, Peter Garrett. “We said at the time that we would do everything possible to make it up to everyone in those places who missed out, so now we’re making good on that promise.”

Following their interrupted, but acclaimed, Australian dates in support of their latest ARIA #1 album, the band took “Resist: The Final Tour” across North America throughout June for a memorable series of shows. They are currently playing the tour’s European leg which includes iconic venues like London’s Roundhouse and a sold-out performance at the famous Olympia in Paris.   

As recently announced, this closing leg of the “Resist” tour will also include two special festival appearances in remote and regional Australia; The Mundi Mundi Bash near Broken Hill and a reprise of the legendary “Stompem Ground” in Broome (see info below). 

Finally, back in March the Oils had to blow out an environmental benefit gig at The Palais when drummer Rob Hirst contracted covid. Plans are in the works to make up for that cancelled Melbourne show, and to add something similar in Midnight Oil’s hometown of Sydney to wrap up their final tour. An announcement will be made next month regarding dates and venues for these more intimate closing plays. Fans can sign up at midnightoil.com/newsletter to be receive notifications.

‘It was a knockout’  Sydney Morning Herald

 ‘As Midnight Oil close things out with their final tour, it’s clear that they’re still performing at the peak of their collective powers.’ – Rolling Stone

‘Midnight Oil was passionate and relevant as ever’ – Illawarra Mercury

‘the band are going out on top: seasoned performers as passionate and energised as ever, with their message of resistance – threaded through almost every element of tonight’s show – raging on.’  NME

These newly announced RESIST shows will kick off at Munro Martin Parklands, Cairns with special guest Busby Marou on Thursday 25 August, across to Darwin Convention Centre with special guest Leah Flanagan on Saturday 27 August before a final stop at Fellows Oval ANU Campus, Canberra with special guests King Stringray, Emily Wurramara (solo) and Moaning Lisa on Saturday 1 October.   
The Frontier Members pre-sale kicks off from 12noon local time on Thursday 14 July before the General Public on sale starting 12noon local Monday 18 July. Tickets from frontiertouring.com/midnightoil 

The band will also play their re-scheduled a day on the green Nikola Estate, Swan Valley, WA show with special guests Goanna and Stephen Pigram on Sunday 25 September.  Tickets via: adayonthegreen.com.au/midnightoil

Appearing at:  Fellows Oval ANU Campus, Canberra (Saturday 1 October) 

EMILY WURRAMARA originates from Groote Eylandt in the Northern Territory and is an AIR award-winning, six-time Queensland Music Award winner and ARIA-nominated artist. In 2018 Emily released an 11-track album Milyakburra, educating and informing in both English and Anindilyakwa languages. The critically acclaimed album features the emotive Lady Blue and Black Smoke. Emily has performed on many global stages and has toured and played with iconic artists including Archie Roach, Mavis Staples, John Farnham, Missy Higgins, Jessica Mauboy, John Butler and more. Described as “one of music’s most inspiring Indigenous role models”, Emily recently released ‘Ayarra Emeba (Calm Songs)’ EP.

Appearing at: Fellows Oval ANU Campus, Canberra (Saturday 1 October)

Yirrŋa Yunupiŋu (vocals), Roy Kellaway (guitarist), Dimathaya Burarrwanga (guitarist), Campbell Messer (bass) and Lewis Stiles (drums) make up the Australian indie, pop-rock band KING STINGRAY. Hailing from the small town of Yirrkala (NT), the band perform in both English and Yolŋu Matha  the traditional language of the indigenous people of northeast Arnhem Land in northern Australia  and describe their sound as ‘Yolŋu surf rock.’ King Stingray released their debut single Hey Wanhaka in 2020 before taking out the title of triple j Unearthed Artist of the Year in 2021. Their follow up singles Get Me Out (2021) and Milkumana (2021) made waves in the local music scene when they charted in the 2021 triple j Hottest 100 taking out places #46 and #56 respectively.  The band recently released ‘Let’s Go’ and a sublime version of Coldplay’s ‘Yellow’ for triple j’s Like A Version.

Appearing at: Fellows Oval ANU Campus, Canberra (Saturday 1 October)

Moaning Lisa is composed of Charlie Versegi (singer/guitarist), Hayley Manwaring (singer/bassist) Ellen Chan (lead guitarist) and Hayden Fritzlaff (drummer). Renowned for creating an atmosphere entirely of their own, the band deftly combines a garage rock, grunge fantasy with ‘one massive, cosy, accepting love-fest’ (Rush On Rock).  It is this live prowess which has landed them support slots for DZ Deathrays, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever and Mitski as well as slots at some of the country's most prestigious festival such as; Splendour in the Grass, Falls Festival, Yours and Owls and Kennedy’s Creek Festival.  Singles include ‘Inadequacy’, ‘Carrie (I Want A Girl)’, ‘Good’ and ‘Something’.

Don’t miss Midnight Oil “Resist: The Final Tour”, final shows. Tickets from frontiertouring.com/midnightoil


Presented by Frontier Touring, Roundhouse Entertainment, Triple M (Cairns QLD, Swan Valley WA), Mix 106.3 (Canberra), Mix 104.9 (Darwin)

via midnightoil.com
Runs 24 hours from: Thursday 14 July, 12noon local
or until pre-sale allocation exhausted

via frontiertouring.com/midnightoil
Runs 24 hours from: Thursday 14 July, 12noon local
 or until pre-sale allocation exhausted

Begins: Monday 18 July, 12noon local

Saturday 1 October 2022 
Fellows Oval ANU Campus, Canberra, ACT
Presented by Mix 106.3
Special guests: King Stingray, Emily Wurramara (solo) and Moaning Lisa 

General public tickets on sale Monday 18 July, 12noon local


* Under 18’s can attend with guardian

Age Restrictions & Guidelines:

The Event is an All Ages event, however, there are some restrictions to be aware of in order to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all patrons.  

Under 18s 

Event: Patrons under 18 years (Under 18s) must be accompanied at all times by a  Responsible Adult.  

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(a)          a parent or guardian of the Under 18; or

(b)          the spouse or de facto partner of the Under 18; or

(c)           for the time being standing in as the parent of the Under 18.

We strongly recommend this Responsible Adult is 25 years of age or older. 

A Responsible Adult may accompany a maximum of two (2) Under 18s at the Event.  Any additional Under 18s will not be allowed into the Event without another accompanying Responsible Adult.

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