Could you believe triple j has been kicking it alternative style for 40 whole years? To celebrate their 40th on Friday 16th January, the national radio network and purveyor of fine music tastes are holding a massive birthday party in Sydney’s Domain – and all of your favourite Australian musicians (and you) are invited.

Joining the already solid lineup of Hilltop HoodsThe PresetsThe Cat EmpireYou Am IVance Joy,Ball Park Music and The Preatures, are: Bernard FanningBriggs, Daniel JohnsDave Faulkner (Hoodoo Gurus), DraphtDZ DeathraysGotye,HermitudeHorrorshowIllyJoelisticsMark McEntee (Divinyls), Megan WashingtonPaul DempseySarah BlaskoSeth SentryThundamentals and Tom Iansek (Big Scary/#1 Dads).

triple j has also hinted at some special surprises that will take place at the concert, including ‘some acoustic arrangements, unexpected collaborations and covers of legendary Australian hits made famous over the years on triple j’. For those who can’t make it up to Sydney to celebrate, never fear, the whole concert will be broadcast live on triple j radio and streamed on the triple j website.

Stay tuned for an exhibition, TV documentary, book, CD release and of course, radio and online content celebrating 40 years of triple j in 2015!

Beat The Drum: Celebrating 40 Years of triple j
Friday 16 January – The Domain, Sydney

HILLTOP HOODS
THE PRESETS · THE CAT EMPIRE
YOU AM I · VANCE JOY
BALL PARK MUSIC · THE PREATURES
NINA LAS VEGAS · KLP (DJ SET)

with special guest appearances from
ADALITA · COURTNEY BARNETT · REMI · OWL EYES · TKAY MAIDZA
ALISTER WRIGHT & HEIDI LENFFER (Cloud Control)

with new special guest appearances from
BERNARD FANNING · BRIGGS with TRIALS · DANIEL JOHNS · DAVE FAULKNER (Hoodoo Gurus) · DRAPHT · DZ DEATHRAYS · GOTYE · HERMITUDE · HORRORSHOW · ILLY · JOELISTICS · MARK McENTEE (Divinyls) · MEGAN WASHINGTON · PAUL DEMPSEY · SARAH BLASKO · SETH SENTRY · THUNDAMENTALS · TOM IANSEK (Big Scary + #1Dads)

Tickets on sale now. See the triple j website for more info and ticket details.