Aussie Rock Legends Join Forces For Massive Queensland Flood Aid Concert

16 May 2017 | 12:01 am | Staff Writer

"It's Australian to help out when you can and those that have suffered need our helping hand right now."

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A number of prominent Aussie rock musicians will band together next month to raise funds and awareness for the floods that devastated South-East Queensland earlier this year.

As if a star-studded line-up featuring John Williamson, James Blundell & Band, Route 33 and Ruby Jo wasn't enough, there will also be a headline set from supergroup The Flood Aid Rock Legends, which will see Buzz Bidstrup (The Angels, Gangajang), Mark Evans (AC/DC), Kevin Borich (The Party Boys) and Tyrone Noonan (George) come together for a one-off performance at Logan Village Hotel on June 4.

In March, ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie caused the Logan River to rise and result in the area experiencing its highest levels in more than four decades, damaging more than 199 homes and 20 businesses.

Blundell saw the “unbelievable” flooding unfold first hand around Beaudesert and Glen Eagle.

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“I'm looking forward to performing for all the incredible community service groups and residents affected by the recent flooding of the Logan River and surrounds,” he said.

“Getting together to let off some steam and say thanks is a great idea, see you there, bring your party shoes and a designated driver.”

As ongoing clean-up efforts continue, the Logan Community Flood Aid gig will shine a spotlight on emergency services and volunteers who have donated so much of their time, with 500 free tickets going to them and flood victims, while all profits from ticket sales, food and bar takings will be donated to the flood victims’ recovery.

“This is a great opportunity for the community to pull together and help raise some much-needed funds for those who have been impacted by the recent floods,” Tom McGuire of McGuire Hotel Group (Logan Village Hotel owners) said.

“Our community is hurting right now, and some have lost so much,” Logan City Councillor Laurie Koranski added.

“My hope is that this concert will not only raise the community’s spirits but raise money to aid in our recovery.

The seven-hour event is expected to raise up to $75,000, which will be distributed to various charities aiding those affected by the floods.

"It's Australian to help out when you can and those that have suffered need our helping hand right now,” Williamson said.

“I'm happy to be coming along to hopefully provide along with others an experience of not only entertainment but more so to let them know we as Aussies bond together when faced with struggle.”

Tickets are on sale Thursday via Oztix. Check out theGuide for full details.