ABC music TV show ‘The Set’ to return with international guests
It returns to screens on Wednesday, August 28 at 10pm, then moves to 9.30pm weekly through to October 9.
Co-hosted by Dylan Alcott and Linda Marigliano, its ‘house party’ format in a purpose-built share-house and backyard, filmed before a studio audience of 250, accentuated the magic of live music.
The Set’s premiere episode last October drew 224,000 overnight metros, a figure that it consistently hit throughout the first season.
The show’s age demographic was not immediately available this morning, but it was aimed at “the next generation of live music fans.”
Its irreverent segments provided a fresh perspective on guests.
The second season will continue the tradition of featuring three acts performing original music (the headliner curating the night’s music lineup), and then collaborating at the end of the night for The Set Piece.
Season one saw guests painting a portrait of Vera Blue’s album cover, and the singer-songwriter later covering Neneh Cherry and Youssou N’dour’s ‘7 Seconds’ as a comment on world current affairs, during which Baker Boy added a Yolŋu Matha verse to the proceedings.
These provided morning-after conversation pieces, recalling why previous ABC-TV music shows as Countdown and Recovery were compelling viewing.
Other first season guests included The Rubens, Illy, The Presets, DZ Deathrays, Angus and Julia Stone, Angie McMahon, LANKS and Ball Park Music.
Alcott, speaking from courtside at Wimbledon, says “I am absolutely stoked for Season 2 of The Set and can’t wait to work on the show with my great friend Linda Marigliano!
“Everyone associated with this show is passionate about live music and entertainment on Australian television and wants to provide a platform to promote the very best current and emerging music talent.”
Marigliano adds, “Dylan and I couldn’t believe it when our TV parents said we could throw another house party, and not only that, we’re throwing a bunch!
“This show is a dream to work on, the mixture of charisma and chaos between artists and audience is pure gold.
“We cannot wait.”