Brisbane rockers Regurgitator have been announced as headliners for a “very special” upcoming concert which will raise funds for victims of Cyclone Debbie, which hit Queensland pretty hard last month.
The ‘Rock The Rivers’ show will go down at Southern Cross University bar in Lismore this June, and the event’s first lineup announcement includes Regurgitator, Queensland punk rockers A Somerset Parade, electro-pop outfit Galaxy Girls, Sydney singer-songwriter Ketty Ellen and Gold Coast DJ Noah. More acts are still to be announced.
Event organiser Peter Hart says ‘Rock The Rivers’ will help bring people together, while raising much-needed funds for the Red Cross Flood Appeal.
“There was a lot of attention on the cyclone and the floods when they were happening, but since then the communities around the Northern Rivers have been mostly left to fend for themselves,” Hart says.
“We felt it was important to not only raise money to help those still piecing their lives together, but also to give the wider community a night to let their hair down, with great music and a lot of heart.
“All profits will go directly to the Red Cross, who are doing a fantastic job helping those affected but they still need funds to be able to do that. We’re also hoping to hold an auction of music and sport memorabilia and other items to raise a bit more cash, and we’ve had some amazing bands and businesses come on board to help make all of this happen.”
‘Rock The Rivers’ will take place on Saturday, 17th June. The full lineup will be revealed on Monday, 29th May, and local bands are invited to apply for the show by sending a bio and links to their material to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Catch the event’s first lineup announcement alongside ticket details, below.
UPDATE: Butterfingers, Custard, Diana Anaid and Baltimore Gun Club have now joined the ‘Rock The Rivers’ lineup.
Watch: Regurgitator – ‘! (The Song Formerly Known As)’
Rock The Rivers
Baltimore Gun Club
A Somerset Parade
The Sweet Little Army
+ more to be announced
Saturday, 17th June 2017
Southern Cross University Bar, Lismore