In a huge announcement from triple j, Geraldton will host some of Australia’s biggest music acts as part of triple j’s music festival ‘One Night Stand’.
In an announcement today, the radio station confirmed that Geraldton was the chosen location for the event on 9 April which will include artists Boy & Bear, Alison Wonderland and Urthboy along with special guests.
Every year triple j chooses one place in Australia to host One Night Stand and Mayor Shane Van Styn said this was a huge opportunity for Geraldton and the region.
“It’s absolutely amazing to have the calibre of artists come to the Mid West and play in Geraldton,” he said.
“The event will bring people from all across the state so it’s a great win for our local economy and community.”
The all ages, drug and alcohol free event has proved extremely popular in the past visiting places including Dubbo, Mildura, Collie and Alice Springs.
Psyched to be heading to WA, triple j Content Director Ollie Wards said everyone at triple j is really excited to be road tripping to Geraldton with some awesome musical mates.
“We’re lucky to cover so much of this massive country and visiting cool regional towns like Geraldton is one of the best things we get to do,” he said.
“We can’t wait to throw the biggest free concert the town has ever seen and maybe try the famous lobster while we’re there!”
Mayor Van Styn said the City is continuing to put an emphasis on bringing top-class entertainment to Geraldton.
“We have seen the success of big events such as Cold Chisel last year and we want to continue to bring big names here,” he said.
“Often regional places are left off the map when it comes to big acts but we want to change that.
“It is with the support of the community that we are able to bring such amazing events here and we hope the community will support this one with gusto.
“A big shout out also goes to local resident Brad Gundlach for nominating Geraldton to be in the running to host this event.
Entry for the event will be a gold coin donation with money going towards a local youth charity which will be announced at a later date.
One Night Stand in Geraldton will be held at the WA Country Builders Stadium (Wonthella Oval) on Saturday 9 April with gates opening from 3pm.
There will be regular updates and more information on the City’s website and Facebook page.