Local act with chance to play at One Night Stand

The countdown is on to Lucindale's massive One Night Stand - and for one local musical act, it could be a countdown to a life-changing moment.

As part of triple j's One Night Stand, coming to Lucindale on Saturday September 14, one South East act is going to win the chance to perform alongside some of the biggest artists in the country.

Performers from the South East area are being urged to enter the triple j Unearthed competition by the end of this month. The winner will get to open the concert, as well as receiving air play for their songs on triple j and Unearthed.

Triple j Unearthed executive producer Tommy Faith said with previous Unearthed competition winners including Boy And Bear, The Rubens, Flume and Meg Mac (who is on this year's One Night Stand line-up), the opportunity for local performers was "massive".

"It's a huge opportunity for whoever takes it out, it's a really big moment," he said. "But just being on stage with South Australian heroes like Hilltop Hoods is a pretty good resonance."

Mr Faith said everyone who entered the competition online - by making an account and uploading up to three of their songs before July 28 - would have their entries listened to by himself and the Unearthed presenters.

Whether they win or not, their songs would then also potentially receive airplay and be used for other competitions and promotions.

Mr Faith said there was no set criteria on what the winning act might look like, and he encouraged everyone with live performing experience to enter.

"It's less about finding a giant act and more about finding a band that really represents the local area," he said.

On the One Night Stand event itself, Mr Faith said everyone was pumped and had heard only good things about Lucindale.

"I think it's going to be enormous, people from not only the state but all over the country are going to be coming in for it.

"It'll be very special as well, there's a real sense of community about these smaller town venues. And someone from the region is going to be up there performing in front of this massive crowd."