OUR Kiwi neighbours need all the help they can get to rebuild their homes, schools and lives. So get your friends together and grab tickets to see a fantastic line-up of Aussie and NZ artists jamming together in support of the 2011 Red Cross New Zealand Earthquake Appeal this Easter Sunday April 24. Stephanie Chng has the story.
THE 2011 Christchurch earthquake was a strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake that struck the Canterbury region of New Zealand’s South island at 12.51pm on February 22, 2011.
As of April 8, 172 people have been confirmed dead, with the final death toll expected to be 182, making this earthquake the second deadliest natural disaster recorded in New Zealand. Some bodies have been so badly disfigured that identification is impossible, and some bodies may never be recovered.
Our Kiwi neighbours need all the help they can get to rebuild their homes, schools, and lives. So get your friends together and grab tickets to see a fantastic line-up of Aussie and NZ artists jamming together in support of the 2011 Red Cross New Zealand Earthquake Appeal this Easter Sunday April 24 at the Birrarung Marr Park on the banks of the Yarra next to Federation Square.
Who will be playing?
The full line up has been announced and it’s pretty sweet:
Mi-Sex (NZ), Mike Rudd (ex Spectrum), Angie Hart & Blood Red Bird, Julia Deans (ex Fur Patrol) (NZ), Lotek, Clairy Browne & The Bangin’ Rackettes, Vince Peach, Dave Larkin Band, Spencer P Jones (NZ), The Council (NZ), Side Show Brides, Radio Star, The Wellingtons, Cash Savage, Pets with Pets (NZ), Polar Disco, Engine Three Seven, Vaudeville Smash, Massive Hip Hop Choir, Cherrywood and MC Jon Von Goes (Triple R).
If you’ve never heard of these famous local musicians before – then now is a great chance.
Mi-Sex – Computer Games
Angie Hart – Blue
Remember this song from Buffy?
Vaudeville Smash – Hey
How do I get tickets?
Tickets are $30 each plus booking fees. All money from ticket sales go to the appeal, including half of the ticket booking fees and proceeds from all the food and beverages sold.
Ticket-holders will also be in the running to win an exclusive meet-and-greet with your favourite band. You’ll get to watch the band play from the side of the stage and meet the members backstage afterwards. All you have to do is register your ticket number to win a VIP ticket.
The Christchurch Quake Relief Concert will be held Easter Sunday April 24 and run from 2pm to 10pm at Birrarung Marr Park, on the banks of the Yarra, next to Federation Square in Melbourne.