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Big name bands for benefit festival

Local and international musicians have banded together for the latest bushfire and flood benefit: Sound Relief. On Saturday March 14, Sydney and Melbourne will hold Live-Aid-style concurrent fundraising concerts at their most iconic venues: the SCG and MCG respectively.

A smorgasbord of musicians have put aside time from touring, recording or retirement for the gig, including international heavyweights Coldplay and Kings of Leon in Sydney and Melbourne respectfully. Melbourne get the added bonus of seeing Peter Garrett put aside the Labor uniform for a one-off with legendary Midnight Oil, whilst both cities get a selection of some of our finest local talent, past and present, including Hoodoo Gurus, Split Enz, Jet, The Presets, and the latest embodiment of Wolfmother.

Put together by the united front of Chugg and Frontier Touring, the Melbourne shows promises to donate 100% of all proceeds to the Red Cross Victorian Bushfire Appeal, with the Sydney show splitting its proceeds between the Victorian Bushfire and Queensland Premier’s Disaster Relief Fund Appeal.

Tickets for both events are $75 and go on sale 9am Wednesday March 4.

SYDNEY LINEUP

Coldplay (ACOUSTIC)

Eskimo Joe

Hoodoo Gurus

Icehouse

Jet

Josh Pyke

Little Birdy

The Presets

Wolfmother

You Am I

+ more acts to be announced

MELBOURNE LINEUP

Augie March

Bliss N Eso with Paris Wells

Gabriella Cilmi

Hunters & Collectors

Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson w/ Troy Cassar-Daly

Jack Johnson

Jet

Kings Of Leon

Liam Finn

Midnight Oil

Paul Kelly

Split Enz

Wolfmother