In Auckland, this Saturday 13 April, and in Christchurch, next Wednesday 17 April, New Zealand will come together to raise money for those affected by the Christchurch terror attacks. The You Are Us/Aroha Nui charity concerts will see some of New Zealand’s leading musicians, performers and speakers take to the stage to remember the victims with all proceeds going to the Our People, Our City Fund.
To show their support, a handful of New Zealand’s top fashion designers – Harman Grubisa, Karen Walker and Zambesi – and New Zealand artist Ruby Jones, who designed the cover for Time magazine in the wake of the attacks, have designed commemorative T-shirts. A very limited number of the special designs, which have been made with the support of Love Police, will be available to purchase at both concerts. The T-shirts will cost $40 each and all proceeds will go to the Our People, Our City fund.
Artist Ruby Jones, whose image of two women from two different cultures embracing became a powerful representation of New Zealand’s resilience, explains the meaning of her design.”This design represents us growing closer as a nation, moving forward from the Christchurchattacks. A greater closeness, a greater openness to others, which I hope will not fade into a moment, but instead will bind us to a national identity we can truly be proud of.”
Mike King will host both events and the line-up will vary in Auckland and Christchurch. The Auckland concert will feature Anika Moa, Bailey Wiley, Bene, Bic Runga, Chaii, Dave Dobbyn, Diggy Dupe, The Dilworth Choir, Don McGlashan, Hollie Smith, IllBaz, Jason Kerrison, JessB, Marlon Williams, Mitch James, Seth Haapu, Shapeshifter, Six60, Stan Walker, Soraya Lapread, Swidt, Teeks, and more.
The Christchurch concert will feature The Adults, Amatai Pati & Moses Mackay (SOL3 MIO), Anika Moa, Bailey Wiley, Bene, Bic Runga, Boh Runga, Chaii, Christchurch Combined Choir, Dave Dobby, Diggy Dupe, Don McGlashan, The Exponents, Hollie Smith, IllBaz, Jason Kerrison, a special guest appearance by Lorde, Marlon Williams, Melodownz, Mitch James, Seth Haapu Shapeshifter, Shihad, Six60, Stan Walker, Soraya Lapread, Teeks, and more.
To find out more visit youareus.co.nz.