|Sat 23 Oct 2010, 11:00am–8:00pm|
A Very Special Gift to The People of Canterbury From the Artists of New Zealand
33 of New Zealand music's hottest acts
The biggest free concert NZ has ever seen
9 hours of entertainment
It won’t cost Canterbury a cent!
Thirty three of New Zealand’s hottest music acts have now been confirmed for the biggest FREE concert New Zealand has ever seen.
BAND TOGETHER – a gift to the people of Canterbury in the wake of the earthquake – will be staged at Hagley Park on Saturday, October 23.
Kiwi music stars including Anika Moa, Bic Runga, Che Fu, Dane Rumble, Dave Dobbyn, J Williams, King Kapisi, Nathan King, Dame Malvina Major, Julia Deans, Ray Columbus and Dinah Lee will be joined in the lineup by supergroups including Dukes, Evermore, The Exponents, The Feelers, Minuit, Midnight Youth and Opshop. All are giving their time and talent free to entertain Cantabrians.
"Everyone's been affected in some way and it's great that music can help at least bring some well-deserved happiness,"
Jeremy Redmore, Midnight Youth
The massive event will begin at 11am and run through to 8pm and will be broadcast on television and radio throughout. The event has been made possibly only through the generosity of the artists banding together with New Zealand business. Any money leftover from sponsorship will be paid into the Zealand Red Cross Canterbury Earthquake Appeal.
Canterbury media personalities JASON GUNN and SIMON BARNETT will MC the event while some very special guests will be seen throughout the day. Prime Minister John Key will also be there.
Canterbury stalwarts The Exponents are reforming for the event, their song, Christchurch (In Cashel St. I Wait), is the theme song of the concert.
Organisers, Opshop’s Jason Kerrison and NZ music industry personality Paul Ellis say the concert is a chance for Cantabrians to come together in the wake of the earthquake and aftershocks that have struck the region since September 4.
“It’s a day to reconnect with your friends and family, enjoy the best of New Zealand music, and just have a great time,” says Ellis.
Both are extremely appreciative of the talent who have put up their hands to help.
“It’s a fantastic mix of artists and we’re so lucky that so many have been able to make themselves available for this,” says Kerrison.
“The amount of talent that is going to be on that stage is extraordinary,” says Ellis.
"Band Together is part of a solution, where I could bring my skills to the table to help out." -- King Kapisi
Anika Moa, A'preeshiate (Pacifica Beats), The Babysitters, Barry Saunders, The Bats, Bic Runga, Che Fu, Clap Clap Riot, Dane Rumble, Dave Dobbyn, Dinah Lee, DJCXL, Dukes, The Eastern, Evermore, The Exponents, The Feelers, Ivy Lies, Julia Deans, J Williams, K. One, King Kapisi, Lindon, Puffin, Maitreya, Dame Malvina Major, Midnight Youth, Minuit, Nathan King, Opshop, Ray Columbus, Swarm dance crew, Te Kotahitanga Kapa Haka, Vince Harder
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