To celebrate 40 years spinning the best new music on the airwaves, Triple J has enlisted some of the countries most renowned JJJ favourites to kick off a day full of  “incredible acoustic arrangements, unexpected collaborations and covers of legendary Australian hits”.

Spearheading the event, labelled as Beat The Drum, the likes of Hilltop Hoods, The Presets, The Cat Empire and You Am I will lead a contingent of fresh and matured Australia music talent at the event, set to come to life on Friday, January 16 at Sydney’s Domain.

The event will also see likes of Vance JoyBall Park Music, The Preatures, Nina Las Vegas and KLP cap off one of the most iconic Australian festival lineups seen for some time

Rounding out the the super sized event, Adalita, Courtney Barnett, Remi, Owl Eyes, Tkay Maidza and Cloud Control’s Alister Wright and Heidi Lenffer will also make guest appearances.

If you’re not around on the 16th, never fear – the entire Beat The Drum festival will be  live on triple j radio on Friday, January 16.

Beat The Drum: Celebrating 40 Years of triple j

Friday, January 16 – 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)

Special Guests:
Courtney Barnett
Owl Eyes
Tkay Maidza
Alister Wright and Heidi Lenffer (Cloud Control)

+ More to be announced

Tickets go on sale Tickets go on sale Monday, October 27.
18+ event.