The next Countdown? ABC’s new Wednesday live music show, The Set

Triple j and ABC have announced a new live music TV series.

Hosted by triple j’s Linda Marigliano and Dylan Alcott, The Set will make its debut during Ausmusic Month this November, kicking off on October 31 at 9.30pm on ABC and iview.

The show will feature performances from Australian artists in front of a live audience of 250 people who’ve come to join the party.

Angus and Julia Stone, Vera Blue, Ball Park Music and The Presets will be stopping by – and they’re bringing their mates.

Across the series, headline artists will curate the lineup for each program by inviting two guest acts to perform live. They’ll then close out the show with a special one-off musical collaboration. Expect to see artists like Illy, Odette, Baker Boy, Wafia, Mallrat, Angie McMahon, Tia Gostelow, LANKS and Kult Kyss popping up throughout the series.

Artists will perform at The Set’s purpose-built share house set, back yard and all.

Co-hosts Linda Marigliano and Dylan Alcott said, “We’ve been keeping The Set a secret for a while now and are pumped to finally share this news with you. A new live music TV show is going to be a great thing for Australian music, and hosting it together is a bloody dream come true.”

The Set continues ABC’s live music tradition, in the spirit of shows like Countdown and Recovery, but in a format that is the first of its kind. ABC’s head of music and creative development, Chris Scaddan, said, “There’s a real energy inside the ABC about this show. Everyone is really proud to be filling the studios with so much great Australian musical talent. The Set will be something for a new generation of music lovers to call their own.”

The Set will be broadcast Wednesdays from 9.30pm on ABC and iview, and then again on Saturdays from 10pm – with an extra half an hour of live music and antics.

The Set (30 minutes) – Wednesdays at 9.30pm on ABC, starting October 31

The Full Set (60 minutes) – Saturdays from 10pm on ABC, starting November 3

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