Advertisement

Good360 leaderboard ad
Close Search
 
MEDIA, JOBS & RESOURCES for the COMMON GOOD
News  |  CultureA lighter note

Powderfinger reunites for charity gig


15 May 2020 at 10:00 am
Luke Michael
It has been nearly 10 years since the band's last show


Luke Michael | 15 May 2020 at 10:00 am


0 Comments


 Print
Powderfinger reunites for charity gig
15 May 2020 at 10:00 am

It has been nearly 10 years since the band’s last show

Iconic Australian rock group Powderfinger are getting back together for a live-streamed concert on YouTube to raise money for charity.

The Brisbane band – known for hits such as My Happiness and These Days – last performed in 2010, but are coming back for one last show to support Beyond Blue and music industry charity Support Act.

In a statement, the band said they have been meeting regularly – via Zoom – over the past few months to organise some anniversary releases for their 2000 album Odyssey Number Five.

“The idea came up of playing together again in this unusual format which we all thought would be fun,” they said.

“The past few months has been a very strange time for us all and difficult days for many.

“We really just want to bring a smile to some people’s faces and along the way raise some funds to help our music industry mates and people who are currently experiencing mental health issues.”


The event on 23 May will involve the five band members performing a medley of greatest hits from their individual home studios for a YouTube concert titled One Night Lonely.

It is unclear whether the performance will be a one-off or if the band will reunite for good. 

Ruuben van den Heuvel, head of music content partnerships at YouTube, said they were thrilled to support the band.

“We’re pumped to be able to help bring the highly anticipated ‘One Night Lonely’ reunion of Powderfinger into Aussies’ homes and support some amazing charities at the same time,” he said.

Powderfinger aren’t the only Australian musicians raising money for charity during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Over the last few weeks, dozens of Australian artists have performed sets for the ISOL-AID festival – which is also raising money for music industry workers through Support Act.

Losses for the Australian music community during the pandemic – including performers, production, crew, and hospitality workers ­– sit in excess of $150 million.


Luke Michael  |  Journalist  |  @luke_michael96

Luke Michael is a journalist at Pro Bono News covering the social sector.

PB Careers
Get your biweekly dose of news, opinion and analysis to keep you up to date with what’s happening and why it matters for you, sent every Tuesday and Thursday morning.

Got a story to share?

Got a news tip or article idea for Pro Bono News? Or perhaps you would like to write an article and join a growing community of sector leaders sharing their thoughts and analysis with Pro Bono News readers? Get in touch at news@probonoaustralia.com.au or download our contributor guidelines.

Get more stories like this

FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *



YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

Advertisement

Good360 leaderboard ad
pba inverse logo
Subscribe Twitter Facebook
×

We need your help.

Our COVID-19 coverage has driven our website traffic up by 250%. But we are seeing a huge fall in advertising, which is how we fund our free news service. This is hard for us to ask knowing how tough times are for everyone. But now is the time to show us you value our work.

 Make a contribution 

You have Successfully Subscribed!