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- Feb 28Feb28Sun 12:00 PMSirromet Wines - Mount Cotton, QLDMidnight Oil: Makarrata Live (Reserved & GA)Find ticketsSirromet Wines - Mount Cotton, QLDMidnight Oil: Makarrata Live (Reserved & GA)Feb 28 12:00 PMFind tickets
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- Mar 20Mar20Sat 12:00 PMMt Duneed Estate - Waurn Ponds, VICMidnight Oil: Makarrata Live (Reserved & GA)Low AvailabilityFind ticketsMt Duneed Estate - Waurn Ponds, VICMidnight Oil: Makarrata Live (Reserved & GA)Mar 20 12:00 PMFind tickets
In early 2021 Midnight Oil will perform a handful of special outdoor concerts called Makarrata Live.
At each show, the band will be joined on stage by an incredible line up of First Nations collaborators for a unique concert event featuring music from their #1 mini album The Makarrata Project plus iconic Midnight Oil songs of Reconciliation from throughout their career.
These gigs will seek to elevate The Uluru Statement From The Heart which calls for a Makarrata – or “truth telling” – to account for the theft of lands and displacement of First Nations people. The shows will take place in strict accordance with each state’s Covid19 protocols. Due to the huge logistical challenges involved, these events will only be staged at one venue in SA, QLD, NSW, VIC & ACT making them each a unique live experience. The band is aware that many fans will be disappointed that the tour is visiting such a limited number of locations but Midnight Oil will tour in their own right later in 2021 by which time large indoor shows can hopefully be staged safely and without compromise throughout Australia and New Zealand at least.
Midnight Oil originally planned to play some Makarrata Live concerts earlier this year including a headlining slot at Splendour In The Grass. Those plans were unfortunately delayed by Covid19 and were then thrown into doubt by the harrowing terminal illness of long-time bass player, Bones Hillman. However, Bones urged his bandmates to proceed with these live shows to help draw focus to the new recordings the group had all made together late last year. In fact, just a few hours before his tragic passing he received confirmation that The Makarrata Project had debuted at the top of the ARIA Album Charts. It was Midnight Oil’s first new music #1 since Hillman’s very first record with the band, Blue Sky Mining, way back in 1990.
Tickets for Midnight Oil: Makarrata Live go on sale to the general public on Wednesday 16 December at 2pm (local time)
This event is Licensed All Ages. EVERY patron must have a ticket regardless of age, and under 18 patrons must be accompanied at all times by a responsible adult with their own ticket. This is a licensed, loud music event, staged over a long time: we strongly recommend that this event is suitable for adults only.