One Great Night On Earth:“this project is still verymuch on track”
Thu 16th Aug, 2012 in Local News
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.”