It’s hard to believe that forty years ago a small radio station named 2JJ launched in Sydney, providing music, culture, news and comedy to young people in its own unique way.
Now, one of the most popular national radio stations, Triple J is celebrating its forty glorious years in style, with events, exhibitions and shows around the Country.
Here are some of the events to come for Triple J’s anniversary celebrations:
Beat The Drum Exhibition: Celebrating 40 years of Triple J
Housed in the ABC foyer, the exhibition outlines the history of Triple J and Double J, artworks, articles, video and audio memorabilia since day one of broadcasting, along with some special nods to phenomenon such as the Hottest 100.
Opens Monday 19 January, ABC Ultimo Foyer, FREE
Peter Garrett on Matt and Alex
Join Midnight Oil frontman Peter Garrett on Matt & Alex on Monday 19th Jan bright and early at 6am!
The J Files: Celebrating 40 years of Triple J
Throughout February, the J Files dive deep into triple j history, decade by decade, investigating the people, parties and politics, through rare archives and interviews, all sound-tracked with the songs of each era.
8pm Thursday 5 February: 1975 – 1985 presented by Mark Colvin
8pm Thursday 12 February: 1985 – 1995 presented by Tracee Hutchison
8pm Thursday 19 February: 1995 – 2005 presented by Francis Leach
8pm Thursday 26 February: 2005 – 2015 presented by Zan Rowe
Beat the Drum Friday 16th January 2015
The most anticipated event for the anniversary is the Beat the Drum concert, featuring some of the best artists that Triple J have championed over the years. The setlist includes: Hilltop Hoods, The Presets, The Cat Empire, You Am I, Vance Joy,Ball Park Music and The Preatures, as well as special guests Bernard Fanning, Briggs, 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, Thundamentalsand Tom Iansek (Big Scary/#1 Dads)
If you haven’t already got tickets to Beat the Drum you can stream it live from Triple J, see you at the celebrations!