You Are Us Christchurch concert: What you need to know

Benefit concert You Are Us / Aroha Nui is taking place on Wednesday night in Christchurch and promoters are already very happy with its success.

"Tickets are going really really well for Christchurch. I think we're about 17,000 - we're expecting a crowd of 20,000," Brent Eccles told Newshub.

"We know what happened was probably a rare thing but we've got to be very, very careful - definitely security is up on this."

All proceeds from the concert go to the Our People, Our City fund set up to help those affected by the Christchurch shootings, which left 50 dead and 50 more injured.

Police Inspector Craig McKay said there will be a police presence at Christchurch Stadium where the event is being held.

"The community should be assured the safety of the public remains the top priority for police."

Lorde will make a special appearance at the Christchurch event, which follows Auckland's edition on April 13.

Here's what you need to know:

  • About 28 artists will perform on Wednesday - including Lorde, Six60, Shapeshifter, Boh and Bic Runga, Anika Moa, Don McGlashan, Mitch James, Teeks, Stan Walker, Hollie Smith, Sol3 Mio, Melowdownz, Wellington rock back Shihad, Dave Dobbyn, The Exponents, Cantabrian singer-songwriter Marlon Williams, and many others. Comedian Mike King will host the event.
  • Christchurch Stadium gates will open at 5pm. The concert is going to be livestreamed by MediaWorks - for New Zealand audiences on ThreeNow and for people overseas on Newshub. It can also be viewed live on channel Three from 7pm.
  • Tickets cost $79 upwards per adult.
  • The Christchurch City Council is urging concert-goers to get to the stadium early. With the Harlem Globetrotters also performing at neighbouring Horncastle Arena, authorities are recommending people allow plenty of time for travel.
  • Red Bus is offering a park and ride service to and from the stadium. Buses will depart from the bus exchange and several of the city's shopping malls from mid-afternoon.
  • There will be a drop-off zone on Lincoln Rd - if you plan on getting a ride to the concert.
  • Uber and Lime will be donating profits from general travel to and from the concert. You can park Lime scooters near the Jack Hinton Dr roundabout.
  • Bike parking is available by the Ticketek box office at Horncastle Arena.
  • Road closures and restrictions will be put in place to help manage vehicles in a safe manner.