Six60, Stan Walker, Shihad, to play You Are Us gigs for Christchurch terror victims

Six60's Matiu Walters, Stan Walker, Shihad's Jon Toogood.
Six60's Matiu Walters, Stan Walker, Shihad's Jon Toogood. Photo credit: Getty

Many of New Zealand's biggest musical acts will take the stage in Auckland and Christchurch in April to raise funds for the victims of the Christchurch terror attacks.

The You Are Us/Aroha Nui concerts will feature the likes of Six60, Stan Walker, Fat Freddy's Drop, Dave Dobbyn and Anika Moa, and will be hosted by Mike King.

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel says the response of the music industry has been "magnificent".

"The impact on our Muslim communities has been huge and they are going to need ongoing support for a very long time," she said in a statement.  

"We are all grateful for the significance of this contribution to the Muslim community’s long term recovery.”

All proceeds from ticket sales will go to the Our People, Our City fund set up to help people affected by the March 15 terror attacks on two mosques that left 50 dead, and 50 more injured.

The first line-up announcement is as follows:

  • Anika Moa
  • Bene
  • Bic Runga
  • Dave Dobbyn
  • Fat Freddy's Drop
  • Hollie Smith
  • Illbaz
  • Marlon Williams
  • Mitch James
  • Shapshifter
  • Shihad
  • Six60
  • Stan Walker
  • Seth Haapu
  • Teeks
  • The Adults

The You Are Us/Aroha Nui concerts will take place at Auckland's Spark Arena on Saturday April 13 and Christchurch Stadium on Wednesday 17 April.

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