Musicians fundraise for typhoon victims
Southland musicians are banding together to raise funds for the typhoon-ravaged Philippines.
Hope Philippines, a southern band-aid benefit concert, has been organised for Sunday to raise money for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan.
Thousands of people were killed and many more left with nothing when the typhoon tore across the country in November.
Musician and organiser Alice Fraser said she came up with the idea of a concert a few weeks ago, as she pondered how to help.
"I didn't have the money to help, but I thought, 'I'm a musician. I know a lot of other musicians. Why not band together'?"
Since then, many well-known Southland musicians have signed on for the show, which will be split between an afternoon performance in Queens Park and an evening lineup at Players Entertainment Centre.
All funds donated by the audience would be given to charity organisation ADRA, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency, which is working on the ground in the Philippines, Fraser said.
Collectors in onesies will accept donations, and families are encouraged to bring a picnic along.
As well as Filipino performer Shelley Ballantine, the concert will feature Rhythmonyx, Bryan Townley, Lipstick, Into the East and D & M Blues Avenue, Jack Fraser, Steve Broad, Dene Allen, Tahne Brown, Bikini, Otepuni Moonshine, Little Green Men, Rogue, Hollie Longman, Jacqui Williams and Jesse Brand.
Hope Philippines begins at 1pm, near the Queens Park Rotunda, and will move to Players Entertainment Centre at 7pm.
If it rains, the concert will begin at 4pm at Players.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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