January 12, 2011
Sound Relief 2 Will Rock N Roll; Raise Big Bucks For Flood Victims, by Eva Rinaldi - 11th January 2011
The acclaimed rock music promoter - the legendary Michael Gudinski, is incredibly busy contacting a bevy of band managers and promoter types after making a well received public announcement that Sound Relief 2 will become a reality, sooner rather than later.
The word on the street and in music circles across the national is that Gudinski is tipped to ask Brisbane based virtual rock gods Powderfinger to reunite - perhaps just one final time, for the epic fundraiser, with date schedules for the concerts yet to be finalised nor publicly announced.
The first Sound Relief concerts were held on March 14, 2009 and greatly assisted those affected by the Victorian bushfires and Queensland floods, raising more than $7 million.
The concerts took place simultaneously at the Sydney Cricket Ground and Melbourne Cricket Ground and featured a world class group of artists including Jet, Kings of Leon, Kasey Chambers, Jack Johnson, Kylie Minogue, Coldplay, Taylor Swift and Olivia Newton-John.
Funky radio station Triple J broadcast live music via both venues and the majority of the concerts were screened on Foxtel's Max and Channel V TV stations.
Celebrities partied like it was their last Sunday evening party ever after helping net a considerable $10 million bucks for the Queensland disaster relief appeal on Channel Nine.
TV Telethon hosts Eddie McGuire and Leila McKinnon (wife on Network Nine head David Gyngell) relaxed and enjoyed a few drinks at Rydges Hotel in Brisbane.
Insiders are hopefully that Gudinski will be able to match, if not exceed his first Sound Relief concert and the upcoming event is tipped to attract massive amounts of mainstream and alternative media coverage. It's shaping up to be a huge success on a multitude of levels and will surly be one of the most memorable concerts of the decade.
Some of the bands to perform include Cold Chisel, Kings Of Leon, Katy Perry and Raymond Usher.
We looking forward to seeing you all there.