It’s not long until the nation will come together to honour and raise money for the victims of the Christchurch terror attacks at two huge charity concerts, You Are Us/Aroha Nui.
The Auckland concert this Saturday 13th of April is sold-out, however tickets remain available to the Christchurch show on Wednesday 17th of April from ticketek.co.nz.
Some of New Zealand’s biggest acts will take to the stage alongside performers and speakers of cultural diversity where the proceeds of both concerts will go to the Our People, Our City Fund.
Both events will be hosted by MIKE KING (New Zealander of the Year). The official line- up of performers and cultural speakers will differ in each city.
SATURDAY 13th APRIL – SPARK ARENA, AUCKLAND
ANIKA MOA, BAILEY WILEY, BENE, BIC RUNGA, CHAII, DAVE DOBBYN, DIGGY DUPE, THE DILWORTH CHOIR, DON MCGLASHAN, HOLLIE SMITH, ILLBAZ, JASON KERRISON, JESS B, MARLON WILLIAMS, MC MIKE KING, MITCH JAMES, SETH HAAPU, SHAPESHIFTER, SIX60, STAN WALKER, SORAYA LAPREAD, SWIDT, TEEKS…and more
WEDNESDAY 17th APRIL – CHRISTCHURCH STADIUM, CHRISTCHURCH
THE ADULTS, AMATAI PATI + MOSES MACKAY (SOL3 MIO), ANIKA MOA, BAILEY WILEY, BENE, BIC RUNGA, BOH RUNGA, CHAII, CHRISTCHURCH COMBINED CHOIR, DAVE DOBBYN, DIGGY DUPE, DON McGLASHAN, THE EXPONENTS, HOLLIE SMITH, ILLBAZ, special guest appearance by LORDE, MARLON WILLIAMS, MELODOWNZ, MC MIKE KING, MITCH JAMES, SETH HAAPU, SHAPESHIFTER, SHIHAD, SIX60, STAN WALKER, SORAYA LAPREAD, TEEKS…and more
For a full list of artists for each show, head to youareus.co.nz.
YOU ARE US/ AROHA NUI WILL BE BROADCAST LIVE, April 17th, 7pm on Three, and streamed live on ThreeNow for New Zealand. International audiences will also be able to watch the concert live and commercial free on ThreeNow . It is also available to listen to on pop up channel YOU ARE US/AROHA NUI on Rova music app.
These events are being produced by the industry’s main music promoters working together with support from various organisations from New Zealand and other parts of the world.
You Are Us/Aroha Nui is also fortunate to have the support of some of New Zealand’s top fashion designers – Harman Grubisa, Karen Walker and Zambesi – alongside New Zealand artist Ruby Jones, who have all created individual designs for special commemorative t-shirts [see below]. A very limited number of t-shirts [made with the support of Love Police] will be available to be purchased at the event only and will cost $40 with all proceeds going to the Our People, Our City Fund.
Artist Ruby Jones, who’s globally-shared image of two women from different cultures embracing each other fast 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 Christchurch attacks. 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.”
Saturday 13 April
Spark Arena | Auckland, NZ
Doors open at 6pm.
Wednesday 17 April
Christchurch Stadium | Christchurch, NZ
FINAL TICKETS AVAILABLE
ticketek.co.nz | 0800 842 538
Gates open 5.00pm
Ticket prices are:
Children (12 years old and under) $39.00
YOU ARE US/AROHA NUI could not be put together at such short notice on this large scale without the help of multiple people and organisations within New Zealand. In an effort to donate the full proceeds from ticket sales many are giving their time and equipment at no cost. Ticket booking fees will also be donated for these events.
Full accounting figures will be made available on completion of both events at www.youareus.co.nz
The organisers of YOU ARE US/AROHA NUI urge patrons to only purchase tickets from the events authorised tickets seller for the Christchurch concert – ticketek.co.nz | 0800 842 538
For anyone unable to attend these concert events but wishing to donate you can give to the Our People, Our City fund.