Midnight Oil documentary to be released

A new documentary about Midnight Oil is set to be released.

The doco will feature unseen footage of the band at the height of their career.

Midnight Oil 1984 created by Melbourne director Ray Argall, follows the band as they became one of the biggest musical groups in the country.

The film gets up close and personal with the band also featuring performances from some of their shows.

The doco also features footage of the band performing in packed venues at the beginning of their career and when Rob Hirst has nailed his drum-kit to the floor.

Midnight Oil 1984 will have a limited release in some Australian cinemas from May 10 and tickets are on sale from midnightoil1984.com.au.

Australian Associated Press