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One Great Night On Earthupdate: One ‘turntable’stage, all-star band and $100tickets

Back in April FL exclusively reported on a brand new Australian festival, One Great Night On Earth. Speaking with the event’s Project Director Lyndel Moore we discovered that OGNOE is set to take place this December at the foot of the You-Yangs in Victoria, and with the help of Woodstock’s Chip Monck will feature 12 hours of music brought to you by “classic rock legends” (and possibly a hologram).

Since then we have heard very little from the One Great Night Folks, however across the last 24 hours the festival has started to reveal more details about the event, leading to speculation the official lineup is imminent.

Here are some facts that have been announced on the official Facebook page this week:

The Stage

“Unlike many Gen Y based festivals, our audience won’t be on the move all day seeking out multiple stages for individual performances. With Chip designing a high tech version of the ‘69 Woodstock stage, all of our acts will be back to back on one incredible turntable stage. You’ll be able to graze all day long and not miss a single thing.”

The Lineup

“We’ll be showcasing 12 hours of some of the coolest Classic Rockers from a bygone era all of whom have honed their craft as LIVE performers. The entire performance from opening gates to the an ALL STAR performance leading into midnight will be filmed by an international crew for posterity.”

The Tickets

“A ticket to One Great Night on Earth will only cost you around $AUD100 and 100% of that cost is going to go straight back to those affected by natural disaster. You get to ROCK OUT knowing the entire time that you’ll be assisting those in need. It doesn’t get much better than that!!!!! ROCK ON AND BRING RELIEF!!!!!”

The Charity

“One Great Night on Earth has a ten year plan to raise annual and ongoing fund for those affected by natural disaster. Post our inaugural event, this festival plans to branch out in the UK and US to raise additional funds in those territories for those affected by natural disaster. We are planning on changing the way the world sees fundraising via a donation for reward process. Our slogan is of course, ROCK ON AND BRING RELIEF.”

Stay tuned to FL for the official OGNOE lineup very soon – and for more information read our in-depth interview with the organisers.

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berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 28th Jun, 2012



Because our target audience is old as fuck and can't walk too good anymore?

Fake Plastic Android

Fake Plastic Android said on the 28th Jun, 2012

Plus Cr1zZ who wont wanna miss a thing when Aerosmith are on.

Napoleon Solo

Napoleon Solo said on the 28th Jun, 2012

Hope this isn't a big fizzler filled with the Brian Cadds and Ted Mulrys of the country.

edit: My apologies to the Ted Mulrys of the country, who died when I wasn't looking,

hellboy1975

hellboy1975 said on the 28th Jun, 2012

I guess there won't be a D barrier then

tyler07

tyler07 said on the 28th Jun, 2012

This is going to be a disaster.

Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 28th Jun, 2012



They are installing an oversized Zimmer Frame instead.

gumbuoy

gumbuoy said on the 28th Jun, 2012



So long as you've got nice reasonable expectations for a 1st year festival.

Hinee

Hinee said on the 28th Jun, 2012

This has me really intrigued. They're talking it up like it's the next messiah of festivals and I'm really hoping they can match the hype. I honestly have faith, all the directors and organisers have all the credentials required to know better than talk it up and have it fall flat on its face. Could possibly be the first festival that actually draws me enough to get me to travel interstate (driving to splendour hardly counts).

Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 28th Jun, 2012



It seems like such a strange premise.

Who is funding it? Are the artists providing their services for free?

If not, it would seem more likely that you'd be donating more money to disaster relief by not running the event than running it and donatingthe proceeds of each $100 ticket to charity.

tyler07

tyler07 said on the 28th Jun, 2012

How do they expect to run for 10 years if 100% of ticket proceeds are going to charity? How is that a feasible concept for long-term success?

Don't they want like 80-100k tix sold? What sort of lineup is going to do that in a single day Australian festival?

Are these guys on drugs? The answer is of course, yes. Although if it worked for Maddah...

gumbuoy

gumbuoy said on the 28th Jun, 2012

If 100% of ticket sales go to charity, the event might be using money raised selling food/drink spots, and selling advertising spots, marketing, and using that money to pay artists/employees? Employees would probably need full wages, but maybe the artists are playing for a reduced rate?

In a way, it might even be more effective - if they have sold the food drink and advertising spots well in advance, then whether or not the festival proceeds is independent of ticket sales. If they end up playing to five old people in a field, the artists and employees still get their fees.

grattan

grattan said on the 28th Jun, 2012


Who is funding it? Are the artists providing their services for free?

From the interview a while back:
A couple [of acts] will do a tour out side of the festival under the One Great night on Earth banner – really no different to Byron Bay touring. We try to give our artists some benefit to making it all this way to do this thing for nothing so they can play some sideshows.

A lot of the people we have spoken to and made deals with are playing this gig for nothing. And they’re doing it with a view to start a global movement which will extend to the UK and the US in year two; the companies that we’re dealing with out of the US on the production end are looking to stage this festival in the US and UK in year two and three. The idea is that we’re trying to make some real change here globally in terms of fund raising and how people are assisted.



The idea seems to be that people are jaded by charity demands and just dropping cash every time a disaster occurs and that the festival is just one part of a wider plan of fund raising (festivals overseas, TV rights, merch, the foundation etc). And that this festival - in a slightly hippy/Ben Lee way - will be a gathering of folk (bands and punters alike) who are all in it together to make a difference.

deepend

deepend said on the 28th Jun, 2012

blah blah blah. please no one hold their breath. again they are saying '(and possibly a hologram). but the last interviews on faster louder said they weren't doing holograms because their agent in london didn't want them to. blah blah blah. am convinced the people trying to organise this gig are idiots. 'the entire performance from opening gates to the an all star performance leading into midnight will be filmed by an international crew for posterity'. complete idiot.........

ZePpLiNs666

ZePpLiNs666 said on the 28th Jun, 2012

It seems interesting, but I will wait till they have announced the lineup to fully decide. However, I would go to see the stage setup, as it does seem interesting.

Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 28th Jun, 2012

If you want to see a revolving stage, go and watch some theatre.

jakem896

jakem896 said on the 28th Jun, 2012

ognoe facebook comment: 'i can tell you this - it's bigger than we had ever planned and once it hits the press, you won't have to check out the news via fb.'

they have a lot of hype to live up to

Oflick

Oflick said on the 28th Jun, 2012

It really needs the Rolling Stones, The Who, or a Led Zeppelin or Pink Floyd reunion to live up to the hype. I don't think it will have any of those.

Hinee

Hinee said on the 28th Jun, 2012

Are Zep or Floyd even the remotest of possibilities? Because they're the kind of names their hype team are drumming up in my mind.

Oflick

Oflick said on the 28th Jun, 2012

They're not the remotest, but bands of that size seem to be the only thing that could live up to the hype (in my mind, at least). I don't doubt they'll play because I've thought about it thoroughly and come to that conclusion, I doubt they'll play because I'm being a negative person at the moment.

Right now I'm assuming the bands that are billed as "classic rock legends" are bands that were popular in the 1960s and 1970s, but mostly forgotten now.

deepend

deepend said on the 29th Jun, 2012

why would faster louder waste their time with this serial offender? this person has been spewing the same shit as she did in the last 4 interviews. 'line up imminent, 100% going to charity, classic rock acts. the only thing new is they are having an international film crew film the 'event'. wow you going to pay for people from os to fly to australia to film. really? no one in australia capable of doing the gig? wouldn't you be trying to keep as much money in australia as possible? and while we are on the charity issue, the 100% is no doubt great, so who is getting the tax breaks? musicians and roadies may give their time for free but they will certainly not cover their own airfares and accommodation. so if ognoe motto is 'keeping the bastards honest', maybe they should be doing that themselves and be honest to the punters. any compaines that have invested in this project should really be looking at how it is currently being promoted. even better still someone send them a 'how to put on a rock concert for idiots' book, am sure there is one out there.

Stefan Beck

Stefan Beck said on the 29th Jun, 2012

Deepend has gone off the.

grattan

grattan said on the 29th Jun, 2012

OGNOE FACT: if we were a little sensitive here at OGNOE, we'd be gutted about the occasional social media gossipy banter and feedback we read from time to time on current forums. Frankly, we find it bloody amusing. Keep it up kids. Any PR is good PR. Honestly......it's rib tickling!!!!

Napoleon Solo

Napoleon Solo said on the 29th Jun, 2012

FL is the gossiping sluzza of the interwebz.

Oflick

Oflick said on the 29th Jun, 2012

With hologram Lennon and Harrison? And maybe an actual Starr?

To be honest, though, I would go to that.

monokhrome_nite

monokhrome_nite said on the 29th Jun, 2012

The only classic rock acts I can think of that would live up to the hype are either dead or long since disbanded.

Jose Cuervo

Jose Cuervo said on the 29th Jun, 2012

Creeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeam

Sir Toire

Sir Toire said on the 30th Jun, 2012

Cream for hologram band? All three members are still alive, aren't they?

Jose Cuervo

Jose Cuervo said on the 30th Jun, 2012

yeah....but they wont reunite so it'll be the only way to see them together

humanracin

humanracin said on the 30th Jun, 2012

I might be interested if they get The Velvet Underground together with a Nico hologram, or then again maybe not...

deepend

deepend said on the 1st Jul, 2012

'rib tickling', yet another intelligent response.

see previous interviews and comments at
www.messandnoise.com/discussions/4298558

Oflick

Oflick said on the 1st Jul, 2012



Or then again, maybe yes!

eleanorb

eleanorb said on the 1st Jul, 2012

i can see this blowing up in our pretty little faces.

grattan

grattan said on the 2nd Jul, 2012

Another update:

There's been a whole lot of speculation in social media circles of late as to the inclusion of a holographic technology within the One Great Night on Earth format. Sure, we had been developing a piece via a U.S. based technologist and then Coachella featured the Tupac and Snoop Dog piece. Sure it knocked everyone's socks off though it's been done and the plan for our show is to provide ground breaking technologies as opposed to re-hashing the ideas and concepts of others. Holographs are clever yes, though we are now looking at a new piece of technology which will knock yer socks off. More on that shortly.

Better than a hologram?

Two holograms!

Oflick

Oflick said on the 2nd Jul, 2012

Better than a hologram could only mean one thing:

http://creepy-tees.com/graphics/tshirts/reanimator_2_glow.jpg

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 2nd Jul, 2012

The corpse of Tupac strung up like a marionette!

gumbuoy

gumbuoy said on the 2nd Jul, 2012



Nah, Bill Gates won't let them take that from his house.

deepend

deepend said on the 8th Jul, 2012

llllooooollllll.

quote:'there's been a whole lot of speculation in social media circles of late as to the inclusion of a holographic technology within the one great night on earth format. sure, we had been developing a piece via a u.s. based technologist and then coachella featured the tupac and snoop dog piece. sure it knocked everyone's socks off though it's been done and the plan for our show is to provide ground breaking technologies as opposed to re-hashing the ideas and concepts of others. holographs are clever yes, though we are now looking at a new piece of technology which will knock yer socks off. more on that shortly.'

appearing in todays herald sun sunday www.heraldsun.com.au/entertainment/music/tupac-shakur-hologram-to-tour-down-under/story-e6frf9hf-1226419900894



Napoleon Solo

Napoleon Solo said on the 8th Jul, 2012

llllooooollllll.

quote:'there's been a whole lot of speculation in social media circles of late as to the inclusion of a holographic technology within the one great night on earth format. sure, we had been developing a piece via a u.s. based technologist and then coachella featured the tupac and snoop dog piece. sure it knocked everyone's socks off though it's been done and the plan for our show is to provide ground breaking technologies as opposed to re-hashing the ideas and concepts of others. holographs are clever yes, though we are now looking at a new piece of technology which will knock yer socks off. more on that shortly.'

appearing in todays herald sun sunday www.heraldsun.com.au/entertainment/music/tupac-shakur-hologram-to-tour-down-under/story-e6frf9hf-1226419900894

We have already covered this a few posts up, old news. You are starting to look a bit pathetic, maybe ease off with this bizarre obsession.

humanracin

humanracin said on the 8th Jul, 2012

Another update:

There's been a whole lot of speculation in social media circles of late as to the inclusion of a holographic technology within the One Great Night on Earth format. Sure, we had been developing a piece via a U.S. based technologist and then Coachella featured the Tupac and Snoop Dog piece. Sure it knocked everyone's socks off though it's been done and the plan for our show is to provide ground breaking technologies as opposed to re-hashing the ideas and concepts of others. Holographs are clever yes, though we are now looking at a new piece of technology which will knock yer socks off. More on that shortly.

Better than a hologram?

Two holograms!

As seen from the back of the stage...

http://madebyjoel.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/Made-by-Joel-Cardboard-Cutouts-3.jpg

deepend

deepend said on the 9th Jul, 2012

if you didn't read the article published by herald sun, it suggests that heatwave festival are currently in talks with the company that produced the tupac hologram, for their 2013 heatwave festival

Oflick

Oflick said on the 9th Jul, 2012

With BDO's lineup due next week, do you think this one will be pushed back? I'm sure it will be used as another excuse by the promoters to withhold the lineup.

deepend

deepend said on the 9th Jul, 2012

the only person we havent thought may be playing is stevie wright doing 'evie'? he has/had honed his skill hasn't he? depending on which skill your referring to, am sure punters aren't that fussy.


tour promoters are also pitching a series of concerts in sydney and melbourne to the creators of the coachella tupac hologram. the herald sun reports that patrick whyntie, of heatwave festival, "has opened discussion lines direct to the company responsible for the tupac hologram to work out how to bring this to the australian marketplace in early 2013."

hope that this blog isn't too pathetic for napolean, don't like to ruffle his feathers

Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 10th Jul, 2012


hope that this blog isn't too pathetic for napolean, don't like to russel his feathers

http://www.theage.com.au/ffximage/2006/06/07/crowe1_narrowweb__300x390,0.jpg

or

http://www.koffee.com.au/lib/images/article/normal/russell-brand-wants-stag-night-with-taylor-swift-and-lady-gaga-204859.jpg

or

http://www.themercury.com.au/images/uploadedfiles/editorial/pictures/2009/04/11/peter-russell-clarke.jpg

What has Russell got to do with feathers?

gumbuoy

gumbuoy said on the 10th Jul, 2012

OR

http://sharetv.org/images/person/russell_gilbert.jpg

More slightly racist, mysoginist and homophobic occa jokes ITT

Piko

Piko said on the 10th Jul, 2012

http://images.betterworldbooks.com/156/Frank-Russell-s-Power-Carving-Fur-Feathers-Fins-9781565233577.jpg

and niether his fur or fins

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 10th Jul, 2012

Guys, give him a break. It was clearly a typo.

He meant to type Ruffles.

http://www.canadaonly.ca/product_images/m/128/ruffles-43g__22774_std.jpg

deepend

deepend said on the 10th Jul, 2012

silvertone blogged on mess and noise awhile ago with this:

list of 60's and 70's classic rock bands managed by the ognoe festival agent, qedg management:
asia
excalibur
the buggles
snakecharmer
wishbone ash
curved air
uriah heep
focus
icon

Oflick

Oflick said on the 10th Jul, 2012

I've only heard of about half of those.

Napoleon Solo

Napoleon Solo said on the 10th Jul, 2012

The Buggles are classic rock, really?

Oflick

Oflick said on the 10th Jul, 2012

I don't know if they're classic rock, but thanks to Vice City they're probably the most well known band on that list.

Napoleon Solo

Napoleon Solo said on the 10th Jul, 2012

You know how I know that your gay Oflick?

You listen to Asia

deepend

deepend said on the 17th Jul, 2012

simple minds and devo, with supporting acts the church and models have announced are doing 'day on the green' in melbourne on the 1st dec. wonder how that is going to effect the ticket sales of ognoe, also supposedly, maybe, if all goes to plan, on the 1st dec.

sarcasm_mister

sarcasm_mister said on the 17th Jul, 2012

ognoe looks a lot like ohnoe which sounds a lot like Oh No!!!

Oflick

Oflick said on the 17th Jul, 2012

Wasn't that announced ages ago?

sarcasm_mister

sarcasm_mister said on the 17th Jul, 2012

oh man! serious? now i hate this festival even more.

Oflick

Oflick said on the 17th Jul, 2012

http://www.fasterlouder.com.au/news/local/32958/Devo-and-Simple-Minds-announce-December-tour

Though I guess June isn't "ages ago", to be fair. I haven't seen anything that says One Great Night on Earth will be on 1 December. It could be in a plain sight and I've just missed it, of course.

deepend

deepend said on the 17th Jul, 2012

the bible 'wikipedia'

deepend

deepend said on the 24th Jul, 2012

just putting out there, this article was in the herald sun. chip has given an interview, speaking in not such glowing terms of the summer festivals that are heading our way this summer.

a woodstock festival legend says modern day punters are soft because they want to be pampered at rock event.
chip monck, the voice of woodstock who famously warned everybody to avoid the brown acid, said spoilt rock fans are missing the point of festival culture.
"there is no rock and roll attitude left if a festival audience wants massages and makeovers and breakfast in bed,'' said monck.
"what ever happened to a blanket on the ground and love for the music?''
his comments come as popular music festivals, including splendour in the grass and big day out, ramp up the luxuries for punters.
the big day out has introduced a premium ticket, which includes oasis and cocktail lounge and executive climate controlled toilets.
telco virgin mobile is doing five-star touches at splendour in the grass, including red carpet arrivals, fast lane bar service, fancy bathrooms, and five minute makeovers.
they will also stream headline acts kimbra, miike snow, ladyhawke, cast of cheers, band of skulls, bleeding knees club and last dinosaurs live from the festival at youtube.com/virginmobileaus.
splendour also has an on-site day spa and massage facility.
"with a festival like splendour, you tend to get a more mature punter who wants the nice things in life,'' said amber morris, of virgin mobile.
"your average festival punter is in their 30s and doesn't necessarily want to camp in a muddy field.''
but monck, who lives in melbourne, argues it's all about getting dirty.
he added: "i think the rock audience has gotten soft. you do not go to a rock festival for luxury. that is not the spirit of rock and roll.''
the iconic woodstock festival, featuring jimi hendrix and janis joplin, played to 500,000 concert-goers on a farm in new york in 1969.
asked to nominate the biggest luxuries at woodstock, monck replied: "mud and cow s---. if you had it up to your knees, you got off lightly.''
splendour kicks off on friday; big day out on january 26.

i find it a little strange that he was given an opportunity to promote ognoe yet did not mention it once. well in the words from their very own, um, project manager, 'any pr is good pr'.

deepend

deepend said on the 12th Aug, 2012

with 15 weeks to go until the 1st dec and still no announcements on the lineup whats the verdit? 'the angels with dave gleeson' are doing 'day on the green' in sa, were they not suppose to be playing?

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 12th Aug, 2012

I think Deepend may be the only one who cares.

sarcasm_mister

sarcasm_mister said on the 12th Aug, 2012

i don't see how this will end up as anything but a failure now. which is sad because the only real losers in this will be the people in need who are eagerly hoping this event will make their lives a little easier. even if the lineup is announced tomorrow it'll be about 4 months too late.

if possible they should forget about 2012 and look to make 2013 something special.

deepend

deepend said on the 12th Aug, 2012

totally agree sarcasm_mister. with all the festivals having announced their lineup's for the summer months, it's too late. i think the only thing they are doing at ognoe headquarters is drinking bottles of red from the $2 bin (see their fb) maybe they could send that to the people in need. but lets not be too hasty, probably get a spray from someone at 'headquarters' telling us we are being negative.

sarcasm_mister

sarcasm_mister said on the 12th Aug, 2012



i remember several months ago when this was first announced i posted something along the lines of this never working and copped a spray from the organisers. here we are in August and not much has happened.

but yeah they've promised $15 million proceeds to people who really need it. for the sake of those people i really hope they can pull off the miracle that's now needed.

tyler07

tyler07 said on the 12th Aug, 2012

Realistically though who could they possibly book to make this a success? Doomed from the start.

Napoleon Solo

Napoleon Solo said on the 12th Aug, 2012

i don't see how this will end up as anything but a failure now. which is sad because the only real losers in this will be the people in need who are eagerly hoping this event will make their lives a little easier. even if the lineup is announced tomorrow it'll be about 4 months too late.

if possible they should forget about 2012 and look to make 2013 something special.

The people who will no doubt take enjoyment from it failing. That will be sad also.

deepend

deepend said on the 12th Aug, 2012

now you have gone and done it tyler07, that remark will definitely get us another spray from the 'ognoe fact' file

batdan

batdan said on the 12th Aug, 2012



"you're stealing my bit"

http://deadhomersociety.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/krustygetskancelled6_thumb.png?w=512&h=384

Napoleon Solo

Napoleon Solo said on the 12th Aug, 2012



What makes you so defiant about that?