triple j’s One Night Stand is back after five years and looking for a regional town to host

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triple j’s One Night Stand is back after five years and looking for a regional town to host

One Night Stand

20 years ago triple j took over the small town of Natimuk, Western Victoria for one-day all-ages festival, One Night Stand. Now after a five-year break, they return when live music is needed more than ever.

From Alice Springs to Port Pirie, Dubbo to Geraldton, Mount Isa to St Helens, triple j has travelled far and wide to provide remote communities and regional towns with the best in Australian live music through one-day all-ages festival, One Night Stand.

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The festival took The Rubens, Ball Park Music, Seth Sentry and the now bigger than Ben Hur electronic wizard, Flume to Dubbo in 2013 where a set of onesie-wearing dancers invaded the stage in the final drop.

They jetted to the banks of our Murray River for a star-studded night of guest appearances under the Mildura starry sky, including Vance Joy joining Illy for ‘Riptide’, Dan Sultan jumping up with Kingswood for a memorable ‘The Same Man’ soarer, Raúl Sánchez of Magic Dirt fame joining Violent Soho for a rock ramble and RÜFÜS bringing out Nicole Millar.

In 2007, Silverchair were running high with ‘Straight Lines’, and triple j managed to nab them for One Night Stand in Cowra in one of their first shows since the release of what would become their final album, Young Modern Station.

Taking a break for five years, One Night Stand is now making a return for 2024 and on the hunt for the next host town.

ABC Managing Director, David Anderson announced the festivals 2024 return saying, “The ABC is one of the biggest supporters of Australian music and live performance. At a time when the local music industry needs support, the ABC is thrilled to come to the party with the return of triple j’s One Night Stand. We recognise the festival landscape in Australia has changed since we last put on a One Night Stand. ”

“triple j and the ABC is working with Support Act and Music Australia on how best we can use this event to increase much needed investment in the Australian music industry, while staying true to One Night Stand’s core mission of delivering a one-of-a-kind event, accessible to the public, based in regional Australia.”

In partnership with Music Australia and raising critical funds for Australian music industry charity Support Act, the news comes at a time when Australian live music is struggling with major festivals Groovin’ The Moo, Splendour In The Grass, Falls Festival and Coastal Jam all being cancelled in the last 12 months.

It’s a great chance to spotlight live music and bring it to the most needed communities in Australia.

Submissions to nominate a host town are now open. If you think your town deserves the epic festival, put it forward by telling triple j about your town and why hosting the One Night Stand will make a difference to people in your community.

Submissions can be put forward here. For more information head to the triple j website, or to relive some of the festivals best moments head here.