Coldplay, Jack Johnson, Kings of Leon sign on for Aussie Benefits

02.24.09 9 years ago

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Help from all quarters of the world is coming to Australia to raise money for victims of the massive bushfire and flood devastation that has hit Eastern portions of the country.

Coldplay, Kings of Leon, Jack Johnson and a reunited Midnight Oil and Split Enz will play the March 14 concerts that will take place simultaneously in Melbourne and Sydney.

The benefits, billed Sound Relief, were announced todayat the Melbourne Cricket Ground, one of the sites of the shows, according to Billboard.

lead the star-studded line-up for Australia’s March 14 bushfire and flood benefit concerts, to be held simultaneously in Sydney and Melbourne under the Sound Relief tag-line. The other concert will take place at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Appearing in Melbourne will be Midnight Oil, whose leader Peter Garrett is now Australia’s minister for the environment,  Kings of Leon,  Johnson and Gabriella Cilmi.

Sydney’s headliners include Coldplay, performing an acoustic set, as well as the Presets and Icehouse.

Wolfmother and Jet will play both events.

Tickets, on sale March 4, are around $50 dollars (U.S.)

Proceeds will go to the Red Cross Victorian Bushfire Appeal and Premier’s Disaster Relief Fund Appeal.

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