Midnight Oil have announced an intimate benefit concert to support Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, which is currently being threatened by local developments and global climate change.
The Oils will play an ‘Oils At The Reef’ show — which will be recorded and filmed — in Cairns on Friday, 6th October.
All proceeds from the show will go to Great Barrier Reef Legacy, a non-partisan scienctific research organisation which operates the reef’s only independent research vessel.
“Midnight Oil have always used our music to talk about things we believe are important”, says 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.”
Tickets for ‘Oils At The Reef’ are limited, with a maximum of two per buyer. Catch all the details, below.
Aussie Oils fans also have another 22 chances to see the band play live, as the Australian leg of their ‘The Great Circle World Tour’ kicks off in just a week’s time.
The band have played over 50 shows in 16 countries over the last six months, playing almost 100 different songs (and a few that have never been performed live before).
Midnight Oil ‘Oils At The Reef’ Show 2017
Tickets on sale 10am AEST Wednesday, 27th September
Friday, 6th October
Tank Arts Centre, Cairns (18+)