Written by ERIN WILLIS
Triple J’s One Night Stand is an annual concert organised by ABC’s Triple J which aims to provide remote communities around Australia with access to great live music. One Night Stand is an all-ages, drug and alcohol free event. Money raised from the gold coin donation (yes, only a gold coin!) for entry goes back to a cause of the community’s choice.
One Night Stand has so far travelled to places such as Karratha in WA, Burnie in Tasmania, Humpty Doo in the Northern Territory and Gippsland in Victoria. This year however, on April 2nd Triple J’s One Night Stand came to South Australia’s Tumby Bay on the Eyre Peninsula.
For me this meant jumping in a very full car with a group of close friends and making the 7-8 hour trip to Tumby for a weekend of good music, good people and general good times!
Tumby Bay Council provided us with a convenient and affordable camping spot in their local Mortlock Park, and provided a weekend of welcoming festivities for people of all ages.
While Tumby Bay Council and its locals provided plenty of entertainment for the weekend the highlight was the One Night Stand concert featuring Birds of Tokyo, Art Vs Science, the Jezabels and local Joshy Willow.
The show kicked off shortly after the gates opened at 4pm. First up local Joshy Willow had the opportunity to show his talents to Australia and beyond through the J’s streaming of the event. Joshy Willow was followed by Sydney band the Jezabels who put on an amazing performance with Haley Mary showcasing her stunning voice and edgy style.
Next up were Art Vs Science who managed to get almost the whole of Tumby Bay jumping with their upbeat stage presence and high energy tracks including crowd favourites Parlez Vous Francais? and their recently released A.I.M Fire!
Last, but certainly not least, Ian Kenny took to the stage with Birds of Tokyo playing an incredible set (similar to this year’s Big Day Out) and leaving the crowd buzzing at the end of an amazing One Night Stand for 2011.
Revellers were then able to go on to the street party organised for after the event or to one of the two pubs in the town which showed many unsuspecting city dwellers that Tumby Bay knew how to throw a party.
Overall, Triple J’s One Night Stand at Tumby Bay provided its guests with an affordable, fun and safe weekend and was well worth the trip. Thanks Triple J and Tumby Bay!
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