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Split Enz to play at SOUND RELIEF Melbourne
Enz to re-unite for set at benefit for Victorian Bushfires at MCG on March 14th 2009.
The devastation of the current Victorian bushfires has left few unaffected. In response to Australia's greatest ever natural disaster it's music community have banded together for two stadium benefit concerts scheduled to run simultaneously in both Melbourne and Sydney on Saturday March 14, 2009 under the unified banner of SOUND RELIEF. Split Enz will be performing at the Melbourne concert, Melbourne having been home to Split Enz for most of it's early 1980's golden period, with Enz alumni Nigel Griggs, Noel Crombie, and Phil Judd still living in it's rural surrounds.
Michael Gudinski, Managing Director of The Frontier Touring Company said;
"The Sound Relief concerts are for the survivors of the bushfires. The sad reality is that rebuilding their lives and communities will be a lengthy and costly process. It has been phenomenal seeing everyone pull together in this horrific time. Without doubt these concerts will be once in a lifetime events that will live on in the memories of everyone who attends."
Michael Chugg, Managing Director of Chugg Entertainment said;
"Around the world, some of the words that are used to describe Australians include "big hearted", "generous", "battlers and "troopers". These concerts will honour all of those characteristics of the Australian people, both those who have suffered so much through this terrible tragedy, but also saluting the heroes who fought against the fires, and the courageous people whose fight is just beginning. With the help of the Australian Music Community, these concerts hope to bring people together, not just on the hallowed turf of the MCG and SCG, but around the country as we share the joy of live music. We will remember those who have lost so much, and celebrate the heroes of this devastating story."
Both concerts will be held in their city's most iconic venue; in Melbourne at the MCG and in Sydney at the SCG.
Some of Australia's most legendary artists will be joined by leading International and Domestic chart-toppers. In city by city alphabetical order the line-ups are:
Bliss N Eso with Paris Wells
Hunters & Collectors
Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson with Troy Cassar-Daly
Kings Of Leon
You Am I
+ more acts to be announced
The concerts will be a celebration of multiple music genres, with artists playing short sets packed with hits. Concert goers are encouraged to attend the concerts from start to finish as major artists will be spread across the bill right from the very start of the day.
Tickets will be sold for $75 and will go on sale from Ticketek on Wednesday March 4, 2009 at 9am. http://www.ticketek.com.au. GA Standing on the field and reserved seating in the stands will be available for both concerts.