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Across two days in April, New Zealand's music industry will come together for two very special concerts to raise funds for this affected by the Christchurch terror attacks.
Many of New Zealand’s biggest musical acts will take the stage in Auckland and Christchurch this April to raise funds for the victims of the Christchurch terror attacks.
The concert events, You Are Us/Aroha Nui, will take place on Saturday April 13 in Auckland and Wednesday April 17 in Christchurch. All proceeds from tickets sales will go to the Our People, Our City fund which was set up by the Christchurch Foundation helping those affected by the Christchurch terror attacks.
An incredible lineup of music, performers, and speakers will all stand together in a safe space with attendees to honour those who lost their lives and family members, for those whose lives were changed forever, on March 15 2019.
Both events will be hosted by New Zealander of the Year Mike King and will feature an array of performers and cultural speakers at each location. Artists already confirmed to perform at one, or both, of the dates include Anika Moe, Bene, Bic Runga, Dave Dobbyn, Fat Freddy’s Drop, Hollie Smith, Illbaz, Marlon Williams, Mitch James, Shapeshifter, Shihad, Six60, Stan Walkers, Seth Haapu, Teeks, and The Adults. More acts are still to be confirmed in the coming days.
Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel said: “The impact on our Muslim communities has been huge and they are going to need ongoing support for a very long time. The response of the music industry has been magnificent and we are all grateful for the significance of this contribution to the Muslim community’s long term recovery.”
These events are being produced by the industry’s main music promoters working together with support from various organisations from New Zealand and other parts of the world. Live Nation’s Mark Kneebone said: “Music has the power to heal and bring us together in ways nothing else does. It is a unifying force across cultures, languages, and religions and we will use music to honour the ones we have lost, their families, and all affected by this tragedy.”
Ticketmaster and Ticketek will also donate the booking fees from ticket purchases to the Our People, Our City fund.