Big name bands for benefitfestival
Tue 24th Feb, 2009 in Local News
Local and international musicians have banded together for the latest bushfire and flood benefit: Sound Relief. On Saturday March 14, Sydney and Melbourne will hold Live-Aid-style concurrent fundraising concerts at their most iconic venues: the SCG and MCG.
A smorgasbord of musicians have put aside time from touring, recording or retirement for the gig, including international heavyweights Coldplay and Kings of Leon in Sydney and Melbourne respectively. Melbourne get the added bonus of seeing Peter Garrett put aside the Labor uniform for a one-off with legendary Midnight Oil, whilst both cities get a selection of some of our finest local talent, past and present, including Hoodoo Gurus, Split Enz, Jet, The Presets, and the latest embodiment of Wolfmother.
Put together by the united front of Chugg and Frontier Touring, the Melbourne shows promises to donate 100% of all proceeds to the Red Cross Victorian Bushfire Appeal, with the Sydney show splitting its proceeds between the Victorian Bushfire and Queensland Premier’s Disaster Relief Fund Appeal.
Tickets for both events are $75 and go on sale 9am Wednesday March 4.
You Am I
+ more acts to be announced
Bliss N Eso with Paris Wells
Hunters & Collectors
Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson w/ Troy Cassar-Daly
Kings Of Leon