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WSFM Salutes Midnight Oil

From humble beginnings on Sydney's northern beaches to huge international success, Midnight Oil have remained true to their music and their fans.

And now, ahead of their return this weekend, we celebrate one of Australia's greatest ever bands.

First up, how's that for crowd participation? Peter Garrett winds up the crowd in the Czech Republic when they played there earlier this year as part of The Great Circle World Tour.

Who's more entertaining to watch, Peter Garrett dancing around the stage, or the crowd of surfies going off during this classic Oils gig at Wanda Beach in 1982.


One of the band's most famous shows in Sydney was their show on Goat Island in the middle of Sydney Harbour back in 1985.

At the closing ceremony of the 2000 Olympics, the band performed Beds Are Burning while famously wearing clothes emblazoned with 'Sorry' as an act of reconciliation with indigenous Australians.


The last time the Oils played to a big crowd in Sydney was in 2005 when they headlined the Wave Aid charity gig at the SCG.

Before heading out on their comeback tour the Oils played a secret warm-up gig at Selina's earlier this year.

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