Stones, Flaming Lips, Justin Timberlake and more line up to help Toronto after SARS tourism hit

Flaming Lips, JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, AC/DC and THE ISLEY BROTHERS will be joining THE ROLLING STONES at a benefit concert in TORONTO next month.

The concert, to be held in the city’s Downsview Park on July 30, aims to help repair the major economic hit that Toronto has taken since SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) was diagnosed there earlier this year.

Dennis Mills, a Toronto MP, said, “All of the profit after the basic costs are covered will go towards our healthcare workers and our hospitality workers who have been hit hard.”

The site has a capacity of half a million, and 250,000 tickets will go on sale Friday priced at $21.50 Canadian.

More names will be added to the bill on July 30, which also includes Canadian acts Sam Roberts, Kathleen Edwards, Sass Jordan and La Chicane.

The gig will follow the Concert for Toronto last weekend (June 21) at the Skydrome and Air Canada Centre, featuring [/a], [a], Sarah McLachlan and the Barenaked Ladies, which promoted tourism to the downtown area of the city.