Triple M to create The Great Australian Songbook for ‘Oztober’
Triple M is once again rolling out its special Australian music month, Oztober.
In 2021, the station said the initiative takes on increased significance as live gigs are still not possible across much of the country.
As past of Oztober, all new rock songs added to Triple M’s rotation in October will be Australian.
The station is also calling on listeners, as well as Aussie and international artists, to have their say on the best Australian songs of all time. This will culminate in The Great Australian Songbook, a compilation of the most iconic songs that have shaped Australia’s music history.
The Great Australian Songbook will be played out in full across the network on Friday, October 29.
Head of music at Triple M, Mickey Maher, said Oztober is an important event on the Triple M calendar to celebrate all things Australian music.
“We may not be able to put shows on for our listeners across the country, but building The Great Australian Songbook will provide a daily celebration on Triple M for the entire month,” he said.
“We will hear from Aussie legends like Jimmy Barnes, James Reyne, Chris Cheney from The Living End, along with international rockers like The Killers, and they’ll each weigh in as to whether Icehouse’s ‘Great Southern Land’ outranks Goanna’s ‘Solid Rock’, or if it’s ‘Khe Sanh’ over ‘Working Class Man’, for example.
“It’ll be an epic month for music lovers across the country.”
Oztober kicks off this Friday, October 1.