Oils on the Reef, L- R: Martin Rotsey; Bones Hillman; Jim Moginie; Rob Hirst; Peter Garrett. Pic: Justin J Heitman


MIDNIGHT OIL FLY A FLAG FOR THE GREAT BARRIER REEF
Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Off on their Great Circle Tour, Midnight Oil has set sail from Far North Queensland to support the preservation of Australia’s greatest living treasure - The Great Barrier Reef.

The band travelled 2 hours offshore from Cairns to unveil a “Coral Not Coal” banner on the spectacularly beautiful Vlasoff Sand Cay which sits in the middle of the reef. Epic photo’s and film taken at this location, plus on site interviews with band members and local marine science experts, will feature in TV and radio specials to air on Foxtel’s MAX and Triple M over coming weeks.

As a further part of these efforts the Oils performed and recorded a special benefit gig at the Tank Arts Centre on Friday night. All proceeds from the show went to local research organization Great Barrier Reef Legacy https://www.greatbarrierreeflegacy.org/ who helped organise the sand cay expedition aboard local charter boats Aroona and Flying Fish.

Other environmental groups also had a strong presence at the Tanks gig including the Australian Marine Conservation Society whose efforts to stop the Adani coal mine include 
THIS PETITION which the band urged all attendees to sign on the night.

The band played a strongly themed set of songs that all had a direct link to the reef and the challenges it faces from unsustainable development and dangerous climate change.

Oils frontman Peter Garrett was particularly vocal with his onstage comments about the devastating potential environmental impact of the Adani Coal mine. He noted that reef tourism creates sustainable jobs in greater numbers than largely automated coal mines and does so without needing to divert a billion dollars of taxpayers’ money to an overseas corporation with a dubious track record.

Midnight Oil’s "Great Circle 2017" World Tour played the Kuranda Amphitheatre in the rainforests near Cairns last night and now heads to Townsville and Rockhampton for more sold out shows before hitting South East Queensland next week.

AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES - OCTOBER & NOVEMBER 2017

Tue 10 Oct | Townsville Entertainment Centre, Townsville, QLD (All Ages)
Limited tickets available
With Urthboy


Thu 12 Oct | Great Western Hotel, Rockhampton, QLD (18+*) - SOLD OUT
 With Urthboy


Sat 14 Oct | Big Pineapple Fields, Sunshine Coast, QLD (18+*) - SOLD OUT 
With The Living End & Jebediah


Sun 15 Oct | Riverstage, Brisbane, QLD (All Ages) - SOLD OUT
 With The Jezabels 


Tue 17 Oct | Riverstage, Brisbane, QLD (All Ages) - SOLD OUT
 With George Telek & David Bridie 


Thu 19 Oct | Hockey Fields, Coffs Harbour (18+*)
Limited tickets available
With Jebediah & Jack River


Sat 21 Oct | Hope Estate, Hunter Valley, NSW (18+*) - SOLD OUT
 With Birds of Tokyo & Ash Grunwald 

Tue 24 Oct | AIS Arena, Canberra, ACT (All Ages) - SOLD  OUT Something For Kate


Thu 26 Oct | The Village Green Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, SA (All Ages) - SOLD OUT
 With Spiderbait

Sat 28 Oct | Perth Arena, Perth, WA (All Ages) - SOLD OUT
 With Spiderbait


Wed 1 Nov | Derwent Entertainment Centre, Hobart, TAS (All Ages)
Limited tickets available
With The Jezabels


Fri 3 Nov | Gateway Lakes, Wodonga, VIC (18+*)
Limited tickets available
With The Living End & Even


Sat 4 Nov | Hanging Rock, Macedon Ranges, VIC (18+*) 
NEW TICKETS JUST RELEASED 
With John Butler Trio, Something for Kate, Frank Yamma & David Bridie

Mon 6 Nov | Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne, VIC (All Ages) - SOLD OUT
 With The Jezabels & Adalita 


Wed 8 Nov | Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne, VIC (All Ages) - SOLD OUT
 With The Jezabels & Adalita 


Sat 11 Nov | The Domain, Sydney, NSW (18+*) - SOLD OUT
 With John Butler Trio & A.B.Original 


Mon 13 Nov | Win Entertainment Centre, Wollongong, NSW (All Ages)
Limited tickets available
Previously Wed 8 Nov - CHANGE OF DATE -

Wed 15 Nov | Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne, VIC (All Ages) +*)
NEW TICKETS JUST RELEASED
With The Smith Street Band & The Teskey Brothers


Fri 17 Nov | The Domain, Sydney, NSW (18+*)
Limited tickets available


TICKETING UPDATES HERE





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