Yesterday triple j breakfast hosts and all-round legends Matt and Alex broke morning commuters hearts by announcing they'll be leaving the station at the end of the year. And while we're super saddened by the news, as with every teary professional departure comes the silver lining: a blowout leaving party. And Matt and Alex's is going to be a big one.
Not content with a Woolies cake and a case of beer in the ABC offices, the pair are taking their sayonara soiree around the country for 5 Raves in 5 Days. They'll visit Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth, bringing with them a slew of Aussie artists for DJ sets. Among the guest DJs are Client Liaison, The Preatures, Gang of Youths, Montaigne, Lisa Mitchell, Ball Park Music and more.
The whole thing kicks off next week (so soon!) on Monday, November 28 in Perth before wrapping up on the Friday in Brissie. The best part? They're all free. It's gonna be a big week. Here's the lineup.
MATT AND ALEX'S 5 RAVES IN 5 DAYS
Monday, November 28 — Amplifier Capitol, Perth
DJ sets by: Drapht, Mosquito Coast, San Cisco and Tired Lion
Tuesday, November 29 — Fat Controller, Adelaide
DJ sets by: Bad//Dreems, Jess Kent, Luke Million, Tigerilla and Trials
Wednesday, November 30 — 170 Russell, Melbourne
DJ sets by: Bec Sandridge, Client Liaison, Gretta Ray, Illy, Japanese Wallpaper and Olympia
Thursday, December 1 — Beach Road Hotel, Sydney
DJ sets by: Gang of Youths, Lisa Mitchell, Montaigne, One Day DJs, The Preatures and triple j presenters
Friday, December 2 — Oh Hello Car Park, Brisbane
DJ sets by: Amy Shark, Ball Park Music, Confidence Man, Feki feat. Gill Bates, The Jungle Giants