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Midnight Oil play the Bowl on their Great Circle Tour 2017 Monday 6 November 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

The 2021 APRA Awards Nominations List

by Paul Cashmere @paulcashmere

The 2021 APRA Music Awards nominees have been announced with Song of the Year in 2021 spread around Missy Higgins, Tame Impala, Midnight Oil, Amy Shark and Guy Sebastian.

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Peter Garrett of Midnight Oil at Mt Duneed - photo Noise11.com

Midnight Oil Prove Why They Are The Greatest Live Band On Earth

by Paul Cashmere @paulcashmere

Midnight Oil are the greatest live band in the world. It is that simple. 43 years after their first album, Peter Garrett just weeks off turning 68 and Rob Hirst, Jim Moginie and Martin Rotsey all now in their mid-60s, this is a band with more energy than the artists half their age. It is also a band that has always been true to a message Australia needs to hear.

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Peter Garrett Midnight Oil 6 November 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Midnight Oil Officially Kick Off Makarrata Live In Queensland

by Paul Cashmere

Midnight Oil have officially kicked off ‘Makarrata Live’ after a secret show and warm-up in Sydney with their first official show in Queensland on the weekend.

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Peter Garrett Midnight Oil 6 November 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Midnight Oil Play Surprise Sydney Show With New Bass Player Adam Ventoura

by Paul Cashmere

Midnight Oil broke in their new bass player Adam Ventoura in Sydney last night.

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Peter Garrett Midnight Oil 6 November 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Midnight Oil To Play Sydney Warm-Up Show

by Paul Cashmere

Midnight Oil will perform a warm-up show in Sydney ahead of their 2021 Australian dates.

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Peter Garrett Midnight Oil 6 November 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Midnight Oil To Reactivate In 2021

by Paul Cashmere

Midnight Oil will play six shows in 2021 including two WOMADelaide shows presenting Makarrata Live.

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Peter Garrett Midnight Oil 6 November 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Watch Midnight Oil ‘First Nation’ With Jessica Mauboy and Tasman Keith

by Paul Cashmere

Midnight Oil have a video for ‘First Nation’, a song from their first album in 18 years, ‘The Makaratta Project’.

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Bones Hillman Midnight Oil 6 November 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Midnight Oil Bass Player Bones Hillman Dies Aged 62

by Paul Cashmere

Bones Hillman, the bass player for Midnight Oil, has lost his battle with cancer at age 62.

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Midnight Oil play the Bowl on their Great Circle Tour 2017 Monday 6 November 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Australian Charts: Midnight Oil Debut At No 1 With The Makarrata Project’

by Gavin Ryan

Midnight Oil return to the top of the ARIA Albums Chart with their new set “The Makarrata Project”, their first No.1 album in just over 23 years.

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Peter Garrett Midnight Oil 6 November 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Midnight Oil and 18 Indigenous Collaborators Deliver The Makarrata Project

by Paul Cashmere

Midnight Oil’s ‘The Makarrata Project’ is the first collection of new Midnight Oil songs since 2002. It also features 18 indigenous artists collaborating with the band.

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Midnight Oil play the Bowl on their Great Circle Tour 2017 Monday 6 November 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Midnight Oil Debut ‘Gadigal Land’ Their First New Music in 18 Years

by Paul Cashmere

Midnight Oil’s ‘Gadigal Land’ is the band’s first new music since 2002. The song features Dan Sultan, Joel Davison, Kaleena Briggs and Bunna Lawrie.

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Rob Hirst and Jay OShea

Rob Hirst and Daughter Jay O’Shea Showcase ‘There You Are’

by Paul Cashmere

Father and Daughter Rob Hirst and Jay O’Shea have showcased another song from their recent ‘The Lost and Found’ album.

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Jim Moginie Midnight Oil 6 November 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Midnight Oil’s Jim Moginie Is Using His Tip Jar To Raise Money For #SupportAct

by Paul Cashmere

Founding Midnight Oil member Jim Moginie is posting a song a day on social media to help raise funds for Support Act.

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The Strokes. Photo by Ros O'Gorman.

Splendour In The Grass Rescheduled To October

by Paul Cashmere

The Splendour In The Grass music festival has been moved until October.

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Midnight Oil play the Bowl on their Great Circle Tour 2017 Monday 6 November 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Rob Hirst on Sean Sennett, Jay O’Shea and the New Midnight Oil Album

by Paul Cashmere

Midnight Oil co-founder Rob Hirst has a stack of new music already in 2020 and there is more to come. First is ‘Driver Reviver’ with Sean Sennett. Then ‘The Lost and the Found’ with Jay O’Shea. Later in the year there will be new Midnight Oil.

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Midnight Oil play the Bowl on their Great Circle Tour 2017 Monday 6 November 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Midnight Oil, The Strokes, Tyler The Creator To Play Splendour In The Grass

by Paul Cashmere

Splendour In The Grass 2020 will feature the first appearance for 2020 by Midnight Oil, as well as The Strokes, Tyler The Creator and Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

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Midnight Oil play the Bowl on their Great Circle Tour 2017 Monday 6 November 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Midnight Oil Have New Music For 2020

by Paul Cashmere

Midnight Oil will have a lot of new music in 2020.

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Rob Hirst and Jay OShea

Midnight Oil’s Rob Hirst To Release Album With His Daughter Jay O’Shea

by Paul Cashmere

Midnight Oil co-founder Rob Hirst has collaborated with his daughter Jay O’Shea for the second time. The album ‘The Lost and the Found’ will be released on 28 February.

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Midnight Oil play the Bowl on their Great Circle Tour 2017 Monday 6 November 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Rob Hirst and Sean Sennett Release New Music for 2020 with ‘Driver Reviver’ EP

by Paul Cashmere

Midnight Oil co-founder Rob Hirst has kicked off 2020 with his first run of new music starting with the Sean Sennett collaboration ‘Driver Reviver’.

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Peter Garrett, Midnight Oil, Photo By Tim Cashmere

Chugg Entertainment Revives Sound Relief For Australian Bushfires

by Tim Cashmere

Chugg Entertainment has pledged to reinstate Sound Relief to raise money for the Australian bushfire disaster.

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Midnight Oil signed poster for RSPCA

Signed Midnight Oil Poster Earns $2300 for the RSPCA

by Paul Cashmere

The signed Midnight Oil poster auctioned by Songland Records, Canberra to raise money for the RSPCA Weston has earned the RSPCA $2300.

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Midnight Oil signed poster for RSPCA

Autographed Midnight Oil Poster Reaches $2000

by Paul Cashmere

Songland’s Records Midnight Oil poster auction has reached $2000 with five more days of the auction to go.

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Midnight Oil signed poster for RSPCA

Midnight Oil Poster Bid Reaches $1500

by Paul Cashmere

Bidding for the signed Midnight Oil poster from Songland Records’ RSPCA auction has reached $1500.

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Midnight Oil signed poster for RSPCA

Signed Midnight Oil Collectible Auction To Benefit RSPCA

by Paul Cashmere

A poster signed by the members of Midnight Oil is being auctioned to raise funds for the Weston RSPCA.

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Peter Garrett Midnight Oil 6 November 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Peter Garrett, Martin Rotsey and Shane Howard Perform at Uluru Closure

by Paul Cashmere

Midnight Oil’s Peter Garrett and Martin Rotsey as well as Goanna’s Shane Howard have performed at the foot of Uluru as the rock in ‘The Dead Heart’ of Australia’s has been closed to tourists forever.

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Jim Moginie Midnight Oil 6 November 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Midnight Oil’s Jim Moginie has a new video for ‘Say Goodbye Vera Lynn’

by Paul Cashmere

Midnight Oil co-founder and guitarist Jim Moginie has surprised fans with a new video for the song ‘Say Goodbye Vera Lynn’.

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Midnight Oil play the Bowl on their Great Circle Tour 2017 Monday 6 November 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Busby Marou Join Midnight Oil for Yothu Yindi Cover In Birdsville

by Paul Cashmere

Midnight Oil were joined by Queensland’s Busby Marou for a cover a Yothu Yindi’s ‘Treaty’ at the Big Red Bash in Birdsville this week.

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Heidi Lenffer of Cloud Control

Heidi Lenffer of Cloud Control Launches FEAT. With Vance Joy, Midnight Oil

by Paul Cashmere

Heidi Lenffer of Cloud Control has launched FEAT., a solar fund for artists to fund new and existing solar farms around Australia.

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Peter Garrett Midnight Oil 6 November 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Midnight Oil Performs Diesel and Dust Live for Canberra

by Paul Cashmere

Midnight Oil treated Canberra to a complete performance of the iconic ‘Diesel and Dust’ album last night (27 May 2019).

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Peter Garrett Midnight Oil 6 November 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Midnight Oil debut ‘Tarkine’, their first new song since 2002

by Paul Cashmere

Midnight Oil have debuted their first song since 2002 at their warm-up show in Wollongong on Thursday night.

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