Bernard Fanning, #1 Dads & More Named On Youngcare’s Benefit Concert Lineup

Beloved Aussie singer-songwriter Bernard Fanning has been named to headline the 10th Anniversary benefit concert for youth charity, Youngcare.

The special live event, which is scheduled to take place at Brisbane’s City Hall on Saturday 10th October, will be hosted by funnyman Julian Morrow, and will also feature appearances by emerging Brisbane six-piece Mosman Alder, Melbourne’s highly-acclaimed #1 Dads, and more still to be announced.

Headliner Fanning has been involved with the charity for a decade, and has helped raise over $650,000 for young Aussies with high care needs since the annual benefit concert’s inception.

“The first concert that we did at City Hall in 2006 holds some incredible memories for me,” Mr. Powderfinger said. “It was an atmosphere like no other I have experienced as a performer. I can’t wait to be part of it again. It’s an iconic venue that rarely hosts concerts such as these.”

He continued: “I take great pleasure in welcoming Mosman Alder and #1 Dads headed by the multi-talented Tom Iansek and his host of merry guests, as well as my own band and returning funny man Julian Morrow.”

“As always, we also have a special surprise guest. Come along and be part of it, help a great cause and be entertained up to the eyeballs for your trouble.”

Since 2005, Youngcare has worked to provide purpose-built accommodation, grants, research and a support phone line for thousands of Aussie kids living in aged care, and hundreds of thousands more being cared for at home by loved ones.

And CEO Samantha Kennerley says the charity is extremely grateful for Fanning’s long-time support.

“Bernard is a tireless champion for young people with high care needs and Youngcare,” she said. “We are enormously thankful to all the musicians who give their time and talent.

“Every dollar raised by this concert helps give more young people with high care needs voice, choice and control over their own lives.”

She concluded: “There have been some incredible advances in care and accommodation but there is still plenty of work to do. With your support, we can help more young people live the young lives they deserve, and take Youngcare into the next decade and beyond.”

Tickets to Youngcare’s 10th anniversary benefit concert go on sale from 9am Tuesday, 11th August. Check out the details below.

Watch: Bernard Fanning – Departures (Blue Toowong Skies)

Youngcare 10th Anniversary Benefit Concert Lineup:

Bernard Fanning

#1 Dads

Mosman Alder

(+ more to come)

Saturday, 10th October 2015

Brisbane City Hall, Brisbane

Tickets: Moshtix

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