Oils at the Reef, a one-off concert performed by Aussie music legends Midnight Oil, will premiere on MAX in November.
The intimate and exclusive benefit gig for fans was recorded live in Cairns at the Tank Arts Centre earlier this month to create awareness of the current state of the Great Barrier Reef. All funds raised from the benefit were donated directly to Great Barrier Reef Legacy and the Australian Marine Conservation Society.
Peter Garrett, lead singer from Midnight Oil, told the audience: “We want to explain to people that there are strong scientific, economic, moral and environmental reasons why Australia should put protecting the Great Barrier Reef (first). Reducing greenhouse gas emissions that are heating up the planet and not opening any more massive, giant coal mines is the most important thing that we can do.”
MAX’s exclusive, 90-minute broadcast of the concert will feature hits like Blue Sky Mine and US Forces and will also be an opportunity for Oils fans to see the band perform lesser known and more obscure songs including Surfin’ With A Spoon and Koala Sprint, making it a rare showcase that every Oil fan will want to see.
Fraser Stark, Group Channel Manager of Foxtel’s Arts & Music channels, said: “It was a privilege to be part of the audience when Midnight Oil performed their unique and intimate gig, ‘Oils at the Reef’. The room was full with very appreciative fans, and MAX was there to capture it all. For the channel, it was an honour to have such iconic performers take the time to include us in the band’s ongoing mission for goodness. We are very much looking forward to sharing the Oils’ message of reef preservation, and their great music, with our viewers next month. ”
Oils at the Reef will premiere on MAX on Saturday, November 11 at midday, and again at 5.00pm later that afternoon. Encore screenings of the concert will also air on Sunday 12th November at 10.00am, 3.00pm and 8.00pm.