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Triple J Announces Massive ‘Beat The Drum’ Birthday Concert

Written by Marc Zanotti on October 23, 2014

UPDATE 09/12/14: Gotye, Daniel Johns and more special guests have been added to the Beat The Drum lineup!

Triple j has announced a massive concert for January 2015 to celebrate the alternative radio station’s 40th anniversary. The Beat The Drum: Celebrating 40 Years of triple j gig will be headlined by the Hilltop Hoods with other acts including The Presets, Vance Joy, Ball Park Music, and The Preatures.

Beat The Drum also promises plenty of special guest appearance from quality performers like Adalita, Courtney Barnett, and Remi, who will be jumping onstage for some live collaborations and surprise, one-off team-ups.

Hilltop MCs Suffa and Pressure joined triple j’s Matt Okine and Alex Dyson to help announce the news on Breakfast With Matt & Alex this morning. Pressure and Suffa also teased bringing along some of their own, currently unannounced, friends to join them onstage.

Triple J are promising “very special guests, will not only perform their trademark festival sets, but there will heaps of surprises along the way, including some incredible acoustic arrangements, unexpected collaborations and covers of legendary Australian hits”.

In 1975 2JJ started up in Sydney, playing You Just Like Me ‘Cos I’m Good In Bed by the Skyhook as the station’s first song broadcast. Today the Js is cherished by music fans across the country and supports independent artists around Australia.

Beat The Drum will be part of next year’s Sydney Festival and will take place on Friday, 16th January 2015 at The Domain. Tickets for Beat The Drum go on sale Monday, 27th October. Triple j will also broadcast Beat The Drum live.

Full concert details below.

Watch: triple j’s Beat The Drum concert line-up

UPDATE 09/12/14: Gotye, Daniel Johns and more special guests have been added to the Beat The Drum lineup!

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)
Drapht
DZ Deathrays
Gotye
Hermitude
Horrorshow
Illy
Joelistics
Mark McEntee (Divinyls
Megan Washington
Paul Dempsey
Sarah Blasko
Seth Sentry
Thundamnetals
Tom Iansek (Big Scary/#1 Dads)

Plus special guests:
Adalita
Courtney Barnett
Remi
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
Tickets: via Triple J

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