Just weeks after triple j announced their second radio station, an online offshoot of their triple j Unearthed initiative which will utilise over 30,000 independent recordings from the Unearthed archive, the broadcaster have announced the official launch date as October 5.

From 7pm on the Wednesday night six stimultaneous launch parties will be held in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Canberra. triple j presenters will be dispersed to each state to host the events, which will feature 19 Unearthed bands and artists including Loon Lake, Big Scary and Split Seconds.

Entry is free, but limited, so the first round of punters to show up to the venues with ID look a chance to get in for nix. Details below.

Melbourne: The Corner Hotel
Hosted by Tom and Alex, Deacon Rose, Caroline Tran
Sets from Strange Talk, Big Scary, Loon Lake

Sydney: The Metro
Hosted by Nina Las Vegas, Lewis McKirdy, Tom Tilley
Sets from New Navy, Nantes, Rufus & Elizabeth Rose

Brisbane: The Arena
Hosted by Lindsay McDougall, Sarah Howells
Sets from Bleeding Knees Club, Emma Louise, The Medics

Adelaide: Fowler’s Live
Hosted by Zan Rowe and Dom Alessio
Sets from The Salvadors, Fire! Santa Rosa, Fire!, Dialect & Despair

Perth: Amplifier Capitol
Hosted by Rosie Beaton
Sets from Split Seconds, Sons of Rico, San Cisco

Canberra: The UC Refectory
Hosted by Hau Latukefu, Aston Shuffle
Sets from D’Opus & Roshambo, Crash the Curb, The Fighting League