WAVE AID HANDS OVER $2.3 MILLION TO CHARITIES
PETER GARRETT (MIDNIGHT OIL), BEN GILLIES
(SILVERCHAIR), DONNA SIMPSON (THE WAIFS), MISSY
HIGGINS and PHIL JAMIESON (THE WRIGHTS,
GRINSPOON) this morning handed over cheques worth $576,118.00
each to Marc Thompson from AUSTRALIAN RED CROSS,
Andrew Hewett and Adrian Kinslor from OXFAM COMMUNITY
AID ABROAD, Carolyn Hardy and Kate Mayhew from UNICEF,
and Robert Glasser from CARE AUSTRALIA, for
a total donation of
[each charity receiving $576,118.00]
here to view complete profit and loss statement
THE HON. SANDRA NORI MP, Minister for Tourism
and Sport and Recreation and Minister for Women, presented the
Wave Aid artists, promoters and managers with certificates of
appreciation thanking them for their time and services that made
the event possible.
Event Producer MICHAEL CHUGG also acknowledged
the many companies and individuals who donated time, products
and services, thereby ensuring the success of Wave Aid and its
A full breakdown of the profit and loss for the
event will be published here on the official WAVE AID website.
an unprecedented event has sparked one of Australia’s all
time favourite live bands into action for the evening as MIDNIGHT
OIL join in to do their bit as part of this massive Australian
WAVEAID will also feature live
sets by POWDERFINGER, whose performance will be
on the back of a sold out Hordern Pavilion and the Sydney Big Day
Out as well as THE JOHN BUTLER TRIO, KASEY
CHAMBERS, NICK CAVE (in intimate mode),
THE WAIFS, THE FINN BROTHERS,
MISSY HIGGINS, PETE MURRAY and
for their first Australian performance in nearly two years SILVERCHAIR.
The WAVEAID concert will also premiere
THE WRIGHTS (featuring members of Jet, The Living
End, Grinspoon, Powderfinger, Spiderbait, You Am I & Dallas
Crane) performing Stevie Wright’s classic Australian hit Evie
Parts I, II and III.
To ensure that maximum money is raised, the event
organisers are engaging suppliers to either work free of charge
or at cost. All those including the bands, managements, promoters
and publicists, web designers and hosts involved in staging this
event are donating their time free of charge.
The income expenditure analysis will be published
straight after the concert on this website, & via a press release
and in print media. The net proceeds from the event will be distributed
to AUSTRALIAN RED CROSS, OXFAM/COMMUNITY AID ABROAD, UNICEF, and
CARE AUSTRALIA charity organizations.
We urge Sydneysiders to support this event and
our fellow citizens of the world.
WAVEAID group photo by Jason Mc Cormack