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Two Wellington Concerts To Benefit Tsunami Victims

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Wellington City Council

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Wellington musicians have rushed to support two 13 February benefit concerts in the Town Hall for victims of the Boxing Day tsunami, with one headline act - Trinity Roots - reforming especially.

The musicians' efforts have drawn praise from Wellington Deputy Mayor Alick Shaw.

"I want to pay tribute to the musicians and other creative Wellingtonians who are prepared to contribute to the cause. Their talent is matched by their generosity.

"Wellingtonians, along with the rest of the global community, were stunned by the enormity of the disaster on Boxing Day and these two concerts will provide a chance for Wellingtonians to contribute to the recovery effort - and hear some great music," says Mr Shaw.

A daytime and an evening concert are planned. The daytime concert will take place between 1-4pm, featuring the likes of the Beat Girls, Twinset, Uncle Monkey and Odessa. Entry will be $10 on the door, with a gold coin entry for children.

The evening concert will run from 6-11pm, featuring Trinity Roots in their last Wellington concert, Rhombus, Rhian Sheehan, Flash Harry and the Future of Love, Tommy, and Malia Patea Taylor. Pre-concert tickets are $35 and available from Ticketek next week.

Proceeds from the events will go to the International Red Cross and Surf Aid International. The concerts are being supported by the Wellington City Council, MJF Lighting, Audio Analysis, Radio Active, Radioworks, The Package, and JAGG.

A number of Wellington's ethnic communities are also planning benefit events. Details are still being finalised.


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