Auckland radio station bFM to hold fundraising concert 'Save the b'

Iconic Auckland radio station bFM is to hold a fundraising concert in a bid to keep it afloat. 

The event at Auckland's Town Hall on Wednesday, December 20 will feature the likes of Shihad, Concord Dawn, Tiny Ruins and Princess Chelsea. 

It will be held across two stages in the main hall and concert chamber and include an array of Kiwi acts that 95bFM has supported over the years. 

The gig will be notable for three of the Kiwi acts. Concord Dawn will mark their last-ever performance at Auckland's Town Hall, while Rock and Roll Machine will appear together for the first time in over a decade. Meanwhile, Shihad's set will see them play their debut album Churn in full. 

Tickets for the show go on sale from Tuesday, October 24. 

On August 19, the station held a sale of its International Record Collection, which had been compiled over 95bFM's 54 years on air, to raise funds for the station. 

It was the first time it had been open for public purchase in the station's history. 

bFM's station general manager Tom Tremewan told Jeremy Corbett of The Project NZ it was vital the station continued. 

"Aside from breaking artists who wouldn't get a platform anywhere else, it's a training ground for the next generation of talent," he said. 

Full 'Save the b' lineup 

  • Aroha  
  • Concord Dawn (Final ever performance)  
  • Delaney Davidson + Marlon Williams  
  • Ebony  
  • Lamb  
  • LIPS  
  • Princess Chelsea  
  • Rock and Roll Machine (First appearance in over a decade)  
  • Shihad (Playing their debut album Churn in full)  
  • Tiny Ruins  
  • Voom