Prime Circle, Freshlyground and The Graeme Watkins Project will be the guest artists for the much-anticipated Midnight Oil concert taking place at Marks Park in Emmarentia (Johannesburg) on Saturday, July 29.
Legendary Australian rock band Midnight Oil announced their first show in South Africa in over two decades and Joburg is in for a treat as the concert features the group in its classic line-up – Rob Hirst on drums and vocals, Martin Rotsey on guitar, Peter Garrett on lead vocals, Jim Moginie on guitar, keyboards and vocals and Bones Hillman on bass and vocals.
This exclusive South African show is part of the group’s most extensive world tour since their classic late 80’s/early 90’s albums like Diesel & Dust, Blue Sky Mining and Earth & Sun & Moon sold over 10 million copies around the globe.
Anyone with even a passing knowledge of music knows the basics of Midnight Oil’s story and how these musical innovators and social justice brought us anthems like Beds are Burning, The Dead Heart, Blue Sky Mine, Forgotten Years and Say Your Prayers plus a string of other hits.
Their music makes you feel. Their lyrics make you think. And the combined impact live onstage is nothing less than a call to action.
To coincide with the show, the band is also releasing a remastered CD box set called “The Full Tank” featuring all of their existing albums and EP’s and three archival box sets including a collection called “The Overflow Tank” which will contain more than 14 hours of previously unreleased and rare material.
The Joburg concert is part of Midnight Oil’s sold out The Great Circle 2017 world tour. The tour kicked off in mid-April and Midnight Oil will be performing over 30 gigs around the world reaching Johannesburg on July 29. During the tour they will share festival stages with artists like Arcade Fire, Sting and The Pixies.
Gates open at 11 am on July 29. Tickets are R495 (general admission standing), R745 (golden circle standing) and on sale now from http://breakout.nutickets.co.za Please note the ticket price excludes a R25 ticketing fee. Ticket sales are limited to 10 tickets per person.
Watch the KykNET TV advert for a taste of what to expect: https://youtu.be/VMgj3OQ0YdE