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One Great Night On Earth:“this project is still verymuch on track”

One Great Night On Earth festival has declared that it “is still very much on track” to run on the 1st of December.

When FL spoke to Lyndel Moore, the project director at OGNOE, way back in April she assured us that the event, which is being organised to raise funds for victims of natural disasters in Australia, will feature a “gob-smacking” twelve hour lineup of classic rock before an expected audience of between 80,000 and 100,000 punters.

In June the festival posted a series of updates on their Facebook page, but since then the festival has been surprisingly quiet and no details of the lineup have been revealed despite the fact that several festivals scheduled after One Great Night on Earth – including Soundwave, Big Day Out, Meredith, ATP and Falls – have all released their lineups.

Now the OGNOE team has taken a break from posting Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones and David Bowie video clips on Facebook to answer the concerns of worried punters explaining that “this project is still very much on track and if you can be patient a little longer, I am sure you will be pleased with the outcome.”

“When heavy hitting performers ask us to wait and then announce to market with a BANG, that’s exactly what we will do. It’s not just one BIG HITTER we’re signing, it’s a 12 hour format that’s CHOCKERS with great acts… [we] will be sure to send a warning pre the big stuff. A sit down will be required we feel.”

Hopefully that announcement isn’t too far off: the festival is scheduled to run in just over 15 weeks time.

Statements from One Great Night On Earth posted on Facebook:

“We are NOT a Big Day Out, nor are we are Soundwave. One Great Night on Earth is a philanthropically based event to raise funds for those affected by natural disaster. We won’t be releasing information as they do, nor will we operate the way they do. The line-up and festival will be skewed toward those who not only dig their tunes though have a firm intent to make great humanitarian change. Yes, this project is still very much on track and if you can be patient a little longer, I am sure you will be pleased with the outcome.”

“We engaged a booking agent out of the UK at the start of the year. He is one of the best in the business though you don’t get to engage the skills of someone with his merit without signing an agreement that binds us to announce when they are ready. Our greatest revenue stream (ticket sales) goes back to a charity to support our fellow man and it is with this in mind that our artists are signing up to perform. When heavy hitting performers ask us to wait and then announce to market with a BANG, that’s exactly what we will do. It’s not just one BIG HITTER we’re signing, it’s a 12 hour format that’s CHOCKERS with great acts. Though the waiting game may not please our fan base, we ask that you think about the difference their performance will make and the lives it will save and with that knowledge, we ask that you spread the good word. It’s a simple notion and the greater our fan base, the bigger the ultimate kick!!!!! That’s about the long and the short of it.”

“We are asked more about the lineup than any other topic and that’s absolutely fair. Imagine how hard it is knowing and not being able to tell your nearest and dearest. If I had a buck for every time someone close to me said ‘go on, just tell me….I won’t tell a soul’ then we wouldn’t be staging an event to raise money for a worthy cause. I guess that until we are able to spill our guts, it’s important for us to make it clear that the message behind this event is one of goodwill. Will be sure to send a warning pre the big stuff. A sit down will be required we feel. Thanks for your patience.”

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Oflick

Oflick said on the 15th Aug, 2012

Awaiting deepend's comment.

Stugalug

Stugalug said on the 15th Aug, 2012

WOW! It's going to be chockers with great acts!

Napoleon Solo

Napoleon Solo said on the 15th Aug, 2012

No Sleep Til didn't announce there lineup till late August back in 2010, so there is a precedent. Though you'd think after all the skepticism, they would have wanted to provide a lineup by now.

sarcasm_mister

sarcasm_mister said on the 15th Aug, 2012



but i don't think No Sleep Til were trying to convince 80 000 people to travel to some random Victorian town to see geriatric men and women attempt to reignite their careers.

Doctoresq

Doctoresq said on the 15th Aug, 2012

if their posts of led zeppelin, rolling stones and david bowie songs are hints that they have some incarnation of those three acts they shouldn't have any trouble getting 80 000 punters.

Stugalug

Stugalug said on the 15th Aug, 2012

I've got $10 that says Brian Cadd will feature.

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 15th Aug, 2012



http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-NeMhfNlIv4E/T0epQMsVZsI/AAAAAAAAAzI/ph-v3q2GZGc/s1600/Dave-Mustaine-megadeth-23360856-450-338.gif

Hullo!

Napoleon Solo

Napoleon Solo said on the 15th Aug, 2012



If the geriatrics are actually of note, I don't think they will have problems convincing people.

sarcasm_mister

sarcasm_mister said on the 15th Aug, 2012



Hullo!

hahahah! that's exactly what i was thinking of while i typed that post. but wasn't aware Mustaine had much of a career to begin with let alone one that could be reignited.

Nosyt

Nosyt said on the 16th Aug, 2012

[url=http://s14.postimage.org/7momxq49b/1345074194356.gif]The promoters better start doing a bit of this

Hinee

Hinee said on the 16th Aug, 2012

hype hype hype. I genuinely want this festival to do well, but it's going to take something never seen before in this country to fill the boots they've been crafting.

Sir Toire

Sir Toire said on the 16th Aug, 2012

I almost forgot about this.

Jose Cuervo

Jose Cuervo said on the 16th Aug, 2012

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lyzmnw8YCZ1qbcp6mo5_250.gif

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 16th Aug, 2012

I have a lot of love to give*


*love is delivered via my wang.

Nosyt

Nosyt said on the 16th Aug, 2012

So it's 12 hours of Alison Brie wearing skimpy outfits and washing cars right?

Jose Cuervo

Jose Cuervo said on the 16th Aug, 2012

No, that is daisy lowe

EADC

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lwlfj4928N1qcxnyio9_250.gif

tyler07

tyler07 said on the 16th Aug, 2012

http://cdn04.cdn.thesuperficial.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/0202_alison_brie_complex_03.jpg

She definitely needs some tyler07 lovin'.

Jose Cuervo

Jose Cuervo said on the 16th Aug, 2012

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lriqygHbI31qbcp6mo1_250.gif

jacegalvin

jacegalvin said on the 16th Aug, 2012

I'm really looking forward to seeing how this is going to turn out*.





*[Size=1]Crash and burn

jacegalvin

jacegalvin said on the 16th Aug, 2012

http://www.gifsoup.com/view/160852/alison-brie-complex-o.gif

Sir Toire

Sir Toire said on the 16th Aug, 2012

This is what every single thread on FL is going to turn to, isn't it.

jacegalvin

jacegalvin said on the 16th Aug, 2012

You say that like it's a bad thing.

Oflick

Oflick said on the 16th Aug, 2012

It's the fasterlouder equivalent of a "Spider-man thread".

Sir Toire

Sir Toire said on the 16th Aug, 2012

I do not mean to make such an impression.

Jose Cuervo

Jose Cuervo said on the 16th Aug, 2012

I have been daisy lowe-ing threads for a while

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lwarrsnZJ71qbcp6mo9_250.gif

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 16th Aug, 2012

Jose is a pro Daisy Lowe-er

jacegalvin

jacegalvin said on the 16th Aug, 2012

Nah, that's the best part.

Oflick

Oflick said on the 16th Aug, 2012

A Father and son are out on the back porch, passing the day. Father says to son, “Do you have perhaps any questions for me about sex?” The son says, “Well, yeah Dad, what is that hairy area on Mummy?” The father replies, “Well, that’s her vulva.” The boy says, “Well then what’s a cunt?” The father replies, “That’s rest of Mummy.”

Relevant.

Sir Toire

Sir Toire said on the 16th Aug, 2012

Are you talking about Heather Mills?

grattan

grattan said on the 17th Aug, 2012



It's a big charity show so maybe you need to look at big charity gig announcements. From Wiki: Sound Relief was a multi-venue rock music concert held on 14 March 2009, which was announced by the Premier of Victoria, John Brumby on 24 February 2009

Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 17th Aug, 2012

That event also related to natural disasters that had just occurred.

There is a long gap between this event and any natural disasters... you'd think a longer lead time would be helpful.

It's not like they can ride on any great public sentiment of wanting to help out a cause.

Napoleon Solo

Napoleon Solo said on the 17th Aug, 2012



The festival can be done if they get the type of names they have alluded to. The OGNOE guys made the decision to create the hype around the event early, so they are victims of their own ambition. The closer it gets to the date without solid details the more reason the peanut gallery has to be vocal. I hope they pull it off but it has been an abnormal process.

Napoleon Solo

Napoleon Solo said on the 17th Aug, 2012

That event also related to natural disasters that had just occurred.

There is a long gap between this event and any natural disasters... you'd think a longer lead time would be helpful.

It's not like they can ride on any great public sentiment of wanting to help out a cause.

There are disasters all the time. That is why I want this festival to succeed. Why wait for a disaster with acceptable mass coverage to warrant a festival. Instead of posting youtube links to Bowie and Jagger they should be using their page to highlight who and what they are trying to aid.
Over 600 dead in the recent Iranian earthquake...

Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 17th Aug, 2012

There are disasters all the time. That is why I want this festival to succeed. Why wait for a disaster with acceptable mass coverage to warrant a festival. Instead of posting youtube links to Bowie and Jagger they should be using their page to highlight who and what they are trying to aid.
Over 600 dead in the recent Iranian earthquake...

I know that.

I just think there's a massive difference in trying to drum up interest in a short space of time for something like Sound Relief which was announced only a couple of weeks after the Black Saturday Bushfires and OGNOE which doesn't really correlate to any major natural disaster in Australia.

I am fairly certain that OGNOE isn't trying to raise money for foreign disaster relief.

Napoleon Solo

Napoleon Solo said on the 17th Aug, 2012

I thought the OGNOE aim was to global?

Well I DO hear there are people in Australia that still only have access to ADSL1 broadband.Rally the nation OGNOE.

deepend

deepend said on the 20th Aug, 2012

come one guys, wager for who can get to the closest to the official line up bill:

hush
skyhooks (with another singer)
sherbert
grateful dead
cream {unlikely)
rod steward/the faces
crosby,stills and nash
black sabbath
the yardbirds
the shadows with keith richard
bob dylan
the monkees
the kinks
the steve miller band
manfred mann
the byrds
creedence clearwater

won't be playing, the rolling stones, led zepplin, david bowie, prince, michael jackson, metallica, hugh cromwell from the stranglers, the angels with dave gleeson,(got better offer from day on the green), james reyne, mark seymour, boomcrash opera, hoodoos, the church

Napoleon Solo

Napoleon Solo said on the 20th Aug, 2012

What is going on with your typing? I envision you angrily button punching with one finger.

Oflick

Oflick said on the 20th Aug, 2012



http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg607/scaled.php?server=607&filename=morningangle.jpg&res=landing

deepend

deepend said on the 21st Aug, 2012

hi people, especially you napoleon you rock my world...............

a quick quote from the ognoe fb, i must warn you that some on the context will be cringe worthy but i will let you be the decision makers...

one great night on earth we really appreciate your feedback matty and you make some very good points though we have been responding to like comments as often as possible and will do the same again here. by posting classic rock clips we are not looking to generate any kind of revenue stream. we do so simply to add to our audiences understanding of the ilk of artist we are into and propose. once again we are compared to many other festivals via your comments. all of those you cite are great examples of festival formats though, once again we wish to reiterate that we are not a big day out, a coachella or glasto. they are all music events, pure and simple and fine examples of festivals which have been operating for many years. we are putting the final touches to the inaugural event which will kick off a global fundraising campaign for those who have been so sorely affected by natural disaster. it's a big deal and in producing our year 1 event we wish to leave no stone unturned. the festivals of which you note are also heavily skewed toward a youth market and whilst we expect to attract a younger demographic, ours caters to a more mature audience via the artists we will feature and the goodwill intent. whilst you are an obvious skeptic and somewhat perturbed that we are not meeting your needs, give thought to our ultimate fund recipients who have waited as long a three years for assistance in moving forward with their lives having already lost so much. we should also mention that this is a benefit project. in the past, as disaster occurs, music events have been stagde in a reactive sense and line-ups only announced in the days preceding the big gig. people attended sound relief post the black saturday bushfires at the mcg and scg respectively and didn't know who would be playing until one week prior. have a heart buddy. this is not about delivering scoop just to appease an audience who are adept to being told so much in advance, it's about creating the finest result possible to create the way the world sees fundraising and a humanitarian movement to make great change. the ticket price for our event will be meager compared to most and it's that ticket price that hopes to change a life. consider this: not everyone demands to know whether they will have a boy or a girl when told they are expecting. some just wait for the big day and relish in the beautiful, healthy surprise. simple as that. thanks again for your feedback. we appreciate it.
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Napoleon Solo

Napoleon Solo said on the 21st Aug, 2012

This one is for Deepend

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcjzHMhBtf0

On a separate note. Shiiiit. Steve Perry's voice! He is right up there with Mercury in terms of greatest voice in rock.

kaydee

kaydee said on the 21st Aug, 2012

Oh my. I think the OGNOE organisers have been taking too much of the brown acid.

Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 21st Aug, 2012

hi people, especially you napoleon you rock my work...............

a quick quote from the ognoe fb, i must warn you that some on the context will be cringe worthy but i will let you be the decision makers...


Why do you care about this so much?

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 21st Aug, 2012

hi people, especially you napoleon you rock my work...............

a quick quote from the ognoe fb, i must warn you that some on the context will be cringe worthy but i will let you be the decision makers...



What is wrong with you?

Did these guys run over your puppy or something?

deepend

deepend said on the 22nd Aug, 2012

hey berlinchair101, all dogs accounted for. you ask why i care braveheart81, its because i don't like people who bullshit, especially when it comes to raising funds for a good cause. 100,000 people at $100 per person doesn't even come close to how much they say they are going to raise ($14 million to $16 million a year). there has to be a reason why bands that were signed up to do this 'charity event' for over 12 months have suddenly pulled the plug. i could go on and on about the things that don't smell right with this whole event but who gives a fuck. all enjoy bdo and soundwave it will be great

Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 22nd Aug, 2012



A lot of people are a bit sceptical about this event.

No one is going as crazy as you are though. You have a massive chip on your shoulder for what seems like no good reason.

Nosyt

Nosyt said on the 22nd Aug, 2012

A charity worker killed his father

deepend

deepend said on the 8th Sep, 2012

www.tonedeaf.com.au/features/opinion/189370/australian-music-festival-promises-big-provokes-bigger-question-marks.htm

Stefan Beck

Stefan Beck said on the 8th Sep, 2012

Deepend is to One Great Night On Earth as Ahab is to Moby Dick.

deepend

deepend said on the 11th Sep, 2012

it breaks the heart
http://musicfeeds.com.au/news/led-zeppelin-wont-play-one-great-night-on-earth/

Oflick

Oflick said on the 11th Sep, 2012

To be fair, that's a pretty poor source they've got. "Our people have spoken to their people". I don't think Led Zeppelin will make an appearance, but simply saying "our people have spoken to their people" isn't much to go by.

deepend

deepend said on the 8th Oct, 2012

the fat lady is going to start singing any day soon

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 8th Oct, 2012

Nope, she doesn't care either.

sarcasm_mister

sarcasm_mister said on the 8th Oct, 2012

maybe they should get the fat lady to headline the event?

Patrick Holmes

Patrick Holmes said on the 8th Oct, 2012

that developed too well! ahaha

mondo22

mondo22 said on the 9th Oct, 2012

It's here! The greatest night you can have on the 1st of December is finally here!
But they called it Psych Night, put it in Brisbane, got a bunch of bands that play music influenced from the 60s/70s era, got a bunch of lights and lasers together, hired an underground venue and they're even setting up an entire wall to be painted by whomever pleases to do so throughout the night. Plus it's BYO!
Make no mistake! This is official.


again... It's BYO

http://www.fasterlouder.com.au/gigguide/brisbane_gold_coast/event/59275/Psych-Night-II

http://ic.f.tsatic-cdn.net/1244/210_297/0e894_1244300.jpg

grattan

grattan said on the 10th Oct, 2012

New video from the OGNOE team - not much new info though.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IU00tkgbawI

They've also started a "Timeline of Social Good Through Music" starting with LIVE AID 1985 on their Facebook page, looks like the countdown to the announce is starting (maybe). Although if it's a countdown timeline leading up to the present it seems very odd to skip earlier big charity gigs like The Concert for Bangladesh, which OGNOE's Chip Monck was involved in.

Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 11th Oct, 2012

Yes. He was the Rescue Ranger with the moustache.

http://bios.weddingbee.com/pics/40838/chip_amp_dale_rescue_rangers.jpg

mondo22

mondo22 said on the 12th Oct, 2012

Well i look forward to it when it happens. Maybe we havent got all the info yet, but I feel confident in what they're trying to put forward and I think the intentions are really great. The fact that it all goes to the foundation is brilliant. When an event is not about the money, it makes it soooo much better.
This makes me feel a little Jerky about my Psych Night plug (though its also not about the money, but just bringing people together for an intense experience).
I really hope this event goes forward.

Oflick

Oflick said on the 12th Oct, 2012

I hope it all happens and goes well too, but I'm beginning to sympathise with deepend.

monokhrome_nite

monokhrome_nite said on the 12th Oct, 2012

I'd support them just for that guy's moustache.

deepend

deepend said on the 12th Oct, 2012

did anyone notice that the stranglers are supporting blondie on their upcoming tour? 1st dec in hobart. (the advertisement is at the top of this faster louder page) the stranglers were also one of a few bands confirmed to play at ognoe. dick dale, who was also a confirmed act, is playing at 'the shakedown', bellingham, washington, usa. and of course we all know about the angles with dave gleeson out front pulling out. now grattan i know you know more than your letting on. if i know a lot so if i know a lot, grattan knows a shit lot more, like that the festival is not going to happen until well into next year and it is not going to be held at the you yangs national park (the cost involved in the setting up road works, sanitation). the you yangs just did not have have the infrastructure to host such an event. i know what you all think of me but i am gonna call it, it's at least another 12 months away.

jacegalvin

jacegalvin said on the 13th Oct, 2012



That's a pretty obtuse band.

deepend

deepend said on the 13th Oct, 2012

oh so sorry didn't realise you were the only person that is allowed an opinion on the subject

shazie

shazie said on the 13th Oct, 2012



You should probably re-read the forum rules.

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 13th Oct, 2012



No, I am just perplexed about your constant vendetta against this festival.

I mean I hate a lot of things; Weezer, cooking food, other people, quicky, getting my dick caught in my zip, being broke, Arcade Fire, quicky, feelings, the fact that I'm not an awesome African American rapper, Soundwave, System of a Down, Muse fans and quicky just to name a few, but I don't make such a big deal about it.

You constantly post here in only this thread but no one who reads your posts either cares or shares your sense of unbridled out outrage.

tl;dr? You're a twat and I hate quicky.

01seb

01seb said on the 19th Oct, 2012

http://www.tonedeaf.com.au/features/opinion/216170/one-great-night-on-earth-cancelled.htm

Well that's the end of that.

shazie

shazie said on the 19th Oct, 2012

I guess none of us will ever know what one great night on earth is like.

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 19th Oct, 2012

Deepend hasn't posted here because he is too busy furiously jacking it.

Napoleon Solo

Napoleon Solo said on the 19th Oct, 2012

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsx2vdn7gpY

BeShakey

BeShakey said on the 19th Oct, 2012

Does that mean Grattan can tell us who OGNOE said the headliner was going to be?

grattan

grattan said on the 19th Oct, 2012



Nope, and it's not done yet... http://www.fasterlouder.com.au/news/local/34009/One-Great-Night-On-Earth-not-cancelled-postponed

shazie

shazie said on the 19th Oct, 2012

Pictured: One great night on Earth

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lgcfysksRE1qa0e7uo1_500.png

humanracin

humanracin said on the 19th Oct, 2012

so Black Sabbath, Queen, Led Zeppelin, Bruce Springsteen, Fleetwood Mac & David Bowie then...

Napoleon Solo

Napoleon Solo said on the 19th Oct, 2012

My threesome with Lana Del Rey and Gemma Arterton has also been postponed, the reports of a cancellation are exaggerated.