October 13, 2017

Important info for fans attending Midnight Oil at Big Pineapple Fields (Sat 14 Oct)

Below are some important tips to make getting to and from Midnight Oil at Big Pineapple Fields on Saturday 14 October easy and enjoyable.
Frontier Touring and Midnight Oil will be providing FREE return park and ride services from the following locations for concert ticket holders. You must have a concert ticket to catch the bus:
CALOUNDRA TURF CLUB: every 10 minutes from 3:50pm
SUNSHINE PLAZA: every 10 minutes from 3:55pm
UNIVERSITY OF SUNSHINE COAST (USC): every 10 minutes from 3:55pm
NOOSA JUNCTION: every 10 minutes from 3:55pm
NAMBOUR STATION: every 10 minutes from 3:55pm
SUNSHINE COAST CHRISTIAN COLLEGE: every 15 minutes from 3:50pm
We would encourage you to use these services as drop off areas are approximately 800m from the entrance.
We strongly recommend that you utilise one of the park and ride stations for your drop offs and pick up. On show day there will be traffic diversions in place, the southern side of Nambour Connection road will be a no stopping zone from the Bruce Highway to Palmwood overpass. There will be a large Police presence patrolling this section of road to enforce the exclusion zone. If you do opt to be dropped off and collected at the Big Pineapple, please be prepared for possible lengthy delays and a long walk to and from the venue entrance.
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Midnight Oil have added another special benefit concert to their current Australian tour.
#OneForTheOceans will see the band play their iconic album “10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1” in its entirety for the first time ever in this country, along with an hour of other Oils classics.
This one-off gig will happen in the intimate outdoor coastal setting of the Fremantle Arts Centre on Sunday October 29. Every cent of profit will go to various charities that work in the areas of reef protection and climate change including It will happen just a few days after an October 24 National Press Club address in Canberra by frontman, Peter Garrett entitled “Trashing our crown jewel: The fate of the Great Barrier Reef in the coal age.”
“One For The Oceans” will be staged with the support of official media partners Fremantle Festival, Mix 94.5 and The West Australian. Special guests will be local 6 piece – and Triple J Unearthed favourites – POW Negro with doors at 6pm and the Oils onstage from 7.30pm sharp (all times subject to change).
Midnight Oil fan pre-sale starts Mon 16 Oct at 10:00am WST / 1:00pm AEDT – pre-sale password and info will be sent via the band’s official newsletter one hour prior at 9:00am WST / 12:00pm AEDT – sign up via
These pre-sale tickets will be available for 24 hours or until sold out and will be limited to 4 per person with ID provisions in place to reduce scalping.
General Public on-sale will open at 10:00am WST/1:00pm AEDT on Wed 18 Oct via with tickets limited to 6 per person and similar anti scalping provisions.
Fans are formally advised to only buy tickets by following the real links on the Midnight Oil website to avoid getting ripped off by scalpers.
October 8, 2017


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. For more info head to

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 organisation 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.