triple j’s Ben & Liam go back to school to reveal Unearthed High winner

• Ben & Liam pulled up in a big red truck to surprise 16-year-old Kian

Castlemaine Secondary College got a surprise yesterday as triple j breakfast hosts Ben & Liam snuck into their school with confetti cannons and some news.

Masquerading as firefighters responding to an alarm, Ben & Liam pulled up in a big red truck to surprise 16-year-old Kian with the news that he had won triple j’s 2018 Unearthed High with his track Waiting.

triple j Unearthed music director Dave Ruby Howe said: “It’s a near impossible task to separate the five finalists in 2018’s Unearthed High, all of whom would make worthy recipients of the crown. In the end though, Kian stood out the strongest this year, emerging as one of the most promising voices in the country high school aged and otherwise. It feels like just the beginning of this young artist’s story.”

Kian will now visit triple j to record, mix or master his music, which will be played on triple j and triple j Unearthed. Last year, as part of his prize, Arno Faraji was teamed up with his music idols Remi & Sensible J. This year Kian will also hook up with a musical mentor.

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