Queenstown gig to support quake victims


A 10-hour fundraising concert for the victims of the Christchurch earthquake will rock Queenstown’s Earnslaw Park on Sunday. 

Many of the resort’s best-known musicians and bands will play from noon till 10pm at the event, dubbed Kia Kaha Canterbury. 

Entry is free but people are invited to give donations to official Salvation Army and Red Cross collection boxes.
There’ll also be a raffle and a silent auction. 

The concert will be opened by mayor Vanessa van Uden, who’ll be followed by a special Kiwi Haka performance. 

Among entertainers taking part are Mojo, Cartel/GCs, Dttm, Noel Coutts, Inside Out, Charlie Gibson, The Station Agents, Mutz Nutz, Those Guys and the Queenstown Primary School band. 

Games and face-painting will take place in a kids’ zone. 

The concert will be alcohol-free. 

“This is an opportunity for us all to come together and show how we feel about Christchurch and how we are prepared to support them in the recovery process,” co-organiser Sunny Sky says.