Kings Of Leon, Coldplay, Midnight Oil for Australian bush fire benefit gigs

Star-studded show to take place next month

Kings Of Leon and a newly-reformed local heroes Midnight Oil will play a benefit gig for the victims of the recent Australian wildfire in Melbourne – while Coldplay will play one in Sydney.

The Sound Relief gigs will take place on March 14, at the Melbourne and Sydney Cricket Grounds respectively.

Wolfmother, Jack Johnson and Gabriela Cilmi are also set to play at the Melbourne event.

Midnight Oil frontman Peter Garrett has been Australia’s environment minister since 2007. He said that the money raised would go towards helping the victims of the fire, to “give people affected by the terrible events what they dearly need”.

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