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THE MUSIC COMMUNITY UNITE FOR TWO VERY SPECIAL BENEFIT CONCERTS

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THE MUSIC COMMUNITY UNITE FOR TWO VERY SPECIAL BENEFIT CONCERTS

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									                   THE MUSIC COMMUNITY UNITE
             FOR TWO VERY SPECIAL BENEFIT CONCERTS
               SATURDAY MARCH 14, 2009 – MCG & SCG
The devastation of the current Victorian bushfires has left few unaffected. In response to our nation’s
greatest ever natural disaster Australia’s music community have banded together for two stadium
benefit concerts scheduled to run simultaneously in both Melbourne and Sydney on Saturday March
14, 2009 under the unified banner of SOUND RELIEF.

Michael Gudinski, Managing Director of The Frontier Touring Company said;
“The Sound Relief concerts are for the survivors of the bushfires. The sad reality is that rebuilding their
lives and communities will be a lengthy and costly process. It has been phenomenal seeing everyone
pull together in this horrific time. Without doubt these concerts will be once in a lifetime events that will
live on in the memories of everyone who attends.”

Michael Chugg, Managing Director of Chugg Entertainment said;
“Around the world, some of the words that are used to describe Australians include “big hearted”,
“generous”, “battlers and “troopers”. These concerts will honour all of those characteristics of the
Australian people, both those who have suffered so much through this terrible tragedy, but also saluting
the heroes who fought against the fires, and the courageous people whose fight is just beginning. With
the help of the Australian Music Community, these concerts hope to bring people together, not just on
the hallowed turf of the MCG and SCG, but around the country as we share the joy of live music. We
will remember those who have lost so much, and celebrate the heroes of this devastating story.”

Both concerts will be held in their city’s most iconic venue; in Melbourne at the MCG and in Sydney at
the SCG.

Some of Australia’s most legendary artists will be joined by leading International and Domestic chart-
toppers. In city by city alphabetical order the line-ups are:

                               MELBOURNE                 SYDNEY
                                Augie March              Coldplay (ACOUSTIC)
               Bliss N Eso with Paris Wells              Eskimo Joe
                           Gabriella Cilmi               Hoodoo Gurus
                     Hunters & Collectors                Icehouse
               Kasey Chambers & Shane                    Jet
           Nicholson with Troy Cassar-Daly
                            Jack Johnson                 Josh Pyke
                                       Jet               Little Birdy
                           Kings Of Leon
                                Liam Finn                The Presets
                              Midnight Oil               Wolfmother
                                Paul Kelly               You Am I
                                 Split Enz               + more acts to be announced
                              Wolfmother

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The concerts will be a celebration of multiple music genres, with artists playing short sets packed with
hits. Concert goers are encouraged to attend the concerts from start to finish as major artists will be
spread across the bill right from the very start of the day.

Coldplay and Kings Of Leon, who both have sold out concerts on March 14 in Sydney and Melbourne
respectively, have kindly donated time from their busy schedules to perform 3-4 songs in the early
afternoon.

Tickets will be sold for $75 and will go on sale from Ticketek 132 849 www.ticketek.com.au on
Wednesday March 4, 2009 at 9am. GA Standing on the field and reserved seating in the stands will be
available for both concerts.

100% of the profits from the Melbourne concert will be donated to the Red Cross Victorian Bushfire
Appeal.

For the Sydney concert 50% of the profits will be donated to the Red Cross Victorian Bushfire Appeal
and 50% will be donated to The Premier's Disaster Relief Fund Appeal in QLD to aid the victims of the
Queensland floods.

Particular thanks is extended to the Victorian Premier’s Department, Cricket Australia and Cricket
Victoria for their magnanimous decision to move the Sheffield Shield final out of the MCG, in turn
freeing this iconic venue to be used for the Melbourne Sound Relief concert on March 14.

Tickets to Sound Relief go on sale from Ticketek 132 849 or www.ticketek.com.au on Wednesday
March 4 at 9am. Get in quick for what is set to be a once in a lifetime concert event.

SOUND RELIEF
SATURDAY MARCH 14, 2009
MELBOURNE – MCG
& SYDNEY – SCG
TICKETS FROM TICKETEK 132 849
WWW.TICKETEK.COM.AU



                           www.soundrelief.com.au
                            www.redcross.org.au

For further MEDIA information please contact:

Melbourne:            Reegan Stark 03 9695 7851 or reegan@mgpromotions.com.au
                      Sarah Morgan 03 9695 7824 or sarahm@mgpromotions.com.au

Sydney:               Rina Ferris 02 9555 5087 or rina@ferrisdaviesprm.com.au
                      Katie Hardwick 02 9555 5087 or katie@ferrisdaviesprm.com.au




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