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AUSSIE ROCKERS ANNOUNCE SECOND TSUNAMI BENEFIT

As well as the likes of Nick Cave, Midnight Oil and Silverchair play rare shows as part of the event...

NICK CAVE , POWDERFINGER, KASEY CHAMBERS, NEIL AND TIM FINN along with Jet are to front the second Australian charity concert in a month to aid victims of the Asian tsunami disaster.




Legendary rockers Midnight Oil are also reforming as a "one-off" for the event, while grunge band Silverchair will play their first show in almost two years at the WAVEAID event at the Sydney Cricket Ground on January 29.




The half-day fundraiser follows on from last weekend’s Australia Unites: Reach Out To Asia concert and national telethon on the steps of the Sydney Opera House.




The charity gig, which featured performances from Kasey Chambersand Silverchair frontman Daniel Johns’ side project The Dissociatives, raised around A$20 million (£8 million) for the aid agency World Vision.




"Everyone wants to do their little bit," said Johns in a statement. "The cricketers play cricket, the TV people do a TV show and the musicians play a gig. The fact that it's turned out to be such a big gig just shows what an undeniable cause this is."




As with performances at last year’s ARIA Awards and Australia Unites, [/a] frontman Nic Cester will again perform as part of The Wrights, an Australian supergroup made up from bands such as [a], The Living End and Spiderbait.




Money raised from ticket sales for the benefit, which will be distributed to the Australian Red Cross, Oxfam/ Community Aid Abroad, UNICEF and Care Australia, is expected to be in excess of A$1.5 million (£600,000), with 30,000 going on sale on Monday (January 17).




Tickets are available to purchase from ticketek.com.au

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