Special One Electric Day event announced for world-heritage listed Cockatoo Island this October

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Jimmy Barnes

The Living End, Baby Animals,
The Screaming Jets & Southern Sons

Tickets on sale 10am on Friday 9th September through Ticketmaster

One Electric Day is one of Australia’s best-loved rock festivals. So far this year, the 2022 tour, slated for November, has almost completely sold-out. Now, organisers are excited to announce a special One Electric Day event this October at the iconic world-heritage listed Cockatoo Island with an enviable line-up of some of the tour’s favourite musicians.  Headlined by Jimmy Barnes, with The Living End, Baby Animals, The Screaming Jets and Southern Sons, it doesn’t get much better than a day of incredible music right in the heart of Sydney Harbour.

Jimmy Barnes, affectionately known by all as Barnesy, is the heart and soul of Australian rock and roll and released his 20th studio album Flesh and Blood in July 2021, which went straight to #1, as dis this year’s Soul Deep 30 anniversary reissue. He has 19 #1 albums under his belt, more than The Beatles, has sold more records in Australia than any other rock and roll artist, and for over 40 years, he has delivered some of our most intense and iconic live performances. He is truly in a league of his own. His third book, Killing Time: Short Stories from the Long Way Home, was released in 2020 and debuted at #1 on the non-fiction book charts, as did its predecessors, Working Class Boy and Working Class Man. Never one to slow down, Jimmy also has penned two books in 2021 – the recently released children’s book, Rosie the Rhinoceros, and a cookbook with his wife Jane titled Where the River Bends.

The Living End are considered Australian rock legends, and for good reason. Their blistering live performances have seen them perform far and wide, and their reputation precedes them, they rock from the first note to the last. When The Living End first smashed onto the scene in 1997 with their double-A single Prisoner of Society and Second Solution, they embraced a new Australian sound and fans and critics sat up and listened. Since then, they have released seven studio albums, two of which have debuted at #1 on the ARIA Chart – four of those are Platinum and two are Gold. They have been nominated for an incredible 27 ARIA Awards.

Baby Animals burst onto the Australian scene in the 1990s with a solid rock force and a sassy lead singer. Suze DeMarchi proved that girls rock just as hard as guys and the Baby Animals soon kicked some impressive rock butt with hits such as Rush You, Early Warning and One Word. The band scored themselves ARIA awards for Best Album and toured the globe. When they split in the mid-1990s they ended a special era of Australian music. This is an opportunity for music fans to see original rock at its best.

Aussie rock doesn’t get much more powerful than The Screaming Jets. With a swag of hits such as Better, Helping Hand, Sad Song, October Grey and Come On under their belt, The Screaming Jets are renowned for their pumpin’ live performances. This year, they also celebrate the 30th anniversary of their iconic release All For One. Southern Sons’ debut ARIA-nominated self-titled album hit #5 on the charts and spawned smash hits Heart In Danger, Hold Me In Your Arms, Always & Forever and Waiting For That Train. The first single, Heart in Danger was released in 1990 and cemented the band as a formidable force in the music scene. They would continue to dominate the charts for the next half a decade.

Tickets for One Electric Day go on sale to the general public at 10am AEST Friday 9th September through Ticketmaster. All ticketholders receive a return chartered ferry from King Street Wharf to and from the event.

Sunday 30th October 2022 | Gates 12.30pm
ONE ELECTRIC DAY
Cockatoo Island, SYDNEY NSW
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

 

Frontier Touring Pre-Sale Details: 10am AEST on Wednesday 7th September until 10am AEST on Thursday 6th September 2022
General On Sale: 10am AEST on Friday 9th September 2022

 For more information, please visit www.oneelectricday.com.au