Barnesy to raise spirits and funds for Yasi victims
THE working class man, Jimmy Barnes, will lift the spirits of those affected by Cyclone Yasi higher and higher when he arrives in Townsville in April.
The music legend will perform alongside ARIA award-winning artist Shannon Noll, Ricky-Lee Coulter and Australian Idol winner Stan Walker in a bid to raise as much money as possible for those hit hardest by the severe storm.
Rockers Dragon will also perform in the seven-hour festival of music.
It will be the most impressi ve l i ne-up of big-name Aussie rock/ pop artists to ever appear in concert in North Queensland.
The combined Rotary Clubs of Townsville, under the guidance of Kim Faithf ul, have t eamed up t o organise the Xstrata Cyclone Relief Concert NQ, one month after category five Cyclone Yasi devastated residents in North Queensland communities.
‘‘ The original concept was to have the concert to help with the flood down south but when the cyclone hit we changed the focus,’’ Mr Faithful said.
‘‘ We’ve had a lot of support ( and) we’re hoping to raise over $ 200,000.’’
Ticket prices for the in the massive outdoor com -munity music concert will be $ 75 for general admission through to premium seats at $ 100.
Premier Anna Bligh said the event was arguably the biggest disaster fundraising concert in the state.
‘‘ This is a great opportunity to further help those devastated by the recent flood and cyclone events,’’ Ms Bligh said.
The event will be held at Tony Ireland Stadium on April 9.
IT WILL BE ALL RIGHT: Singer Jimmy Barnes will help lift the spirits of those affected by Cyclone Yasi through a community concert