Dave Dobbyn and more to headline 'You Are Us/Aroha Nui' benefit concerts for Christchurch victims

News 25/03/2019

THE SOUND IS PROUD TO SUPPORT YOU ARE US/AROHA NUI

NEW ZEALAND MUSIC INDUSTRY AND PERFORMERS UNITE FOR CHRISTCHURCH

On Saturday, April 13 in Auckland and Wednesday April 17 in Christchurch the New Zealand music industry will come together to present two concert events YOU ARE US/AROHA NUI to raise funds and donate all proceeds from ticket sales to the Our People, Our City fund which was set up by the Christchurch Foundation helping those affected by the Christchurch terror attacks.

Music has the power to heal and bring us together in ways nothing else does.

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel is pleased the New Zealand music industry is getting behind the fundraising effort for those affected by these extremist attacks.

“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,” the Mayor says.

Some of New Zealand’s biggest acts will take to the stage alongside performers and speakers of cultural diversity all standing together in a safe space for us to honour those who lost their lives and family members on March 15 2019.

The official line up of performers and cultural speakers will differ in each city. 

LINE-UP
LORDE (will be making a special guest appearance at the Christchurch show only)
as well as performances from...
Six60
Dave Dobbyn
Shapeshifter
Fat Freddys Drop
Mitch James
Shihad
Stan Walker
The Exponents (just added) 
Anika Moa
Bailey Wiley
Bene
Bic Runga
Boh Runga
Chaii
Christchurch Combined Choir
Hollie Smith
Illbaz
Marlon Williams
Seth Haapu
Soraya Lapread

...plus more to come!

YOU ARE US/AROHA NUI
Two concert events to raise money for the Our People, Our City fund.

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.

“We just had to step up together and do something to help the devastated families but also to show that we are one country” - said promoter Brent Eccles, Eccles Entertainment.

“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,” said promoter Mark Kneebone, Live Nation. 

Additionally, Ticketmaster and Ticketek will donate the booking fees from purchased tickets to the Our People, Our City fund.

YOU ARE US/AROHA NUI
Two concert events to raise money for the Our People, Our City fund.

Spark Arena, Auckland
Sat, Apr 13
Tickets on sale 12 noon, Thurs, Mar 28 from Ticketmaster
Doors open at 4pm

Christchurch Stadium, Christchurch
Wed, Apr 17
Tickets on sale 4pm, Fri, Mar 29 from Ticketek
Gates open at 5pm

A full line up of artists and timings will be announced prior to each event.

Ticket prices are Adults $79.00 Children (12 years old and under) $39.00.

Other cities from around the world are following suit and planning similar events. Further details on these events will be announced in the coming weeks.

YOU ARE US/AROHA NUI could not be put together at such short notice on this large scale without the help of multiple people and organisations within New Zealand. In an effort to donate the full proceeds from ticket sales many are giving their time and equipment at no cost. Ticket booking fees have also been waived for these events. Full accounting figures will be made available on completion of both events at You Are Us

The organisers of YOU ARE US/AROHA NUI urge patrons to only purchase tickets from the events authorised tickets sellers listed above (Ticketmaster and Ticketek).

For anyone unable to attend these concert events but wishing to donate you can give to the Our People, Our City fund.