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Sydney’s Northern Beaches Rock Benefit to raise $1million

Source: Northern Beaches Council
Posted: 21 Jan 2020
Image by Joe Neathway Brown
Sydney’s Northern Beaches Council is staging a Rock Relief concert at Brookvale Oval to support bushfire and drought-affected communities.

The all-ages show will kick off at 2pm on Saturday 15 February and aims to raise over $1 million.

Tickets cost $55 and are on sale now

People are also encouraged to make an additional donation at the time of purchase to help raise as much money as possible and to show how much the Northern Beaches community cares.

All profits from the show, and booking fees through the ticketing agency Humanitix, will be donated to the Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery campaign.

The Rural Fire Service (RFS) who have been partnering with Council at other summer events to raise funds, will also be onsite collecting for their bushfire appeal.

Showing their support for the devastated communities are some of the top names in Australian music, including:

  • Christine Anu
  • Dog Trumpet
  • Furnace and the Fundamentals
  • GRAACE
  • Hoodoo Gurus
  • Hot Dub Time Machine
  • Shannon Noll
  • The Choirboys
  • The Superjesus
  • Xavier Dunn

Mayor Michael Regan said the scale of the bushfire and drought devastation was shocking.

“I am really humbled by the generous response to Rock Relief. With this line-up it’s going to be a very special event and I know we can smash our $1 million fundraising target.

“This crisis is like nothing we have ever seen and I have been inundated by people in the community wanting to help out. While Council has been supporting our sister city Gunnedah, raising funds through Rotary at our summer events, supporting urgent donation collections at local surf clubs and donating all the profits from the Sun Run to Wires, this event will make a huge difference to thousands of suffering families.

“Those lucky enough to get tickets can be confident knowing they will have a great day and they are contributing to a great cause.

“The crisis is not over yet and the best thing we can do now is to support the front line agencies like the Red Cross so they can get the funds to where they are needed most.”

Multi-award winning, singer and songwriter Christine Anu says it’s times like this we need to connect and help each other.

“Like the millions all over the world, I too have looked on with devastation as these bushfires ravage our country. In times like these, Australians are so good at coming together like one big family to support each other.

“I’m thrilled to be a part of Rock Relief, knowing that it will raise some much needed funds and bring people together. Let’s focus on connection and community when we need it most,” she said.

Council is grateful to the sponsors and artists who have come on board including Humanitix, the Manly Sea Eagles, Novatel Manly and Q Station.

Rock Relief will be the first concert at Brookvale Oval since the Bourbon Festival in November 2007.

 

Concert artwork is by local artist Joe Neathway Brown.

Follow the event at @beachescouncil on Facebook and Instagram.

 
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