Valley youth want a onenight stand
By EMMA CORNFORD
TWO high school students are looking for a one night stand in Grafton ? but it is nothing to do with picking up.
Instead, Jesse Madden and Bridie Jabour are looking for the Valley's support as they try and bring four of Australia's best live acts to town for Triple J radio's One Night Stand competition.
Living End, The Herd, Xavier Rudd and Kid Kenobi are all on the bill to play for free in the Australian town that wins the competition, which closes at the end of next week.
"I was lying in bed, listening to the radio and I thought 'someone from Grafton should enter this competition', and then I thought 'it should be me'," said Jesse.
"We've passed the petition around other schools in Grafton and we've got about 600 signatures so far ... but we need more."
The One Night Stand competition, run every year by the youth broadcaster, involves getting council support, finding a big enough venue, designing a theme park ride that best rep- resents your town and, of course, getting as many signatures as possible from your town and surrounding areas.
"We'd expect about 10,000 people to come and see the gig if we win, so that's a lot of people ... and something people should really get behind," said Bridie.
The entry is due by the end of next week but the pair are confident that with the help of businesses and individuals, the bid will come together.
Clarence Valley Council youth development officer Caroline Wilks said entering the competition was a good idea and hoped people of the Valley would also lend their support.
To help Grafton's bid to win the One Night Stand competition, contact Ms Wilkes at Clarence Valley Council on 6643 0200.
nThe Daily Examiner has published a One Night Stand petition on p15. Text your mates, grab a copy of the paper and sign the petition, then drop it off to your local Daily Examiner office by Tuesday.