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Lorde to Appear at Benefit for Christchurch Mosque Shooting Victims

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Lorde performs on the Coachella Stage during day 3 of the Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival (Weekend 1) at the Empire Polo Club on April 16, 2017 in Indio, Calif.

The You Are Us/Aroha Nui event is slated for Apr. 17.

Lorde is slated to make a special appearance at an upcoming all-star benefit for the victims of the mosque shooting massacre at two Christchurch, New Zealand, mosques entitled You Are Us/Aroha Nui. The "Green Light" singer is slated to perform at the outdoor Christchurch Stadium on Apr. 17 that will follow up another benefit concert for the 50 people killed and 50 injured when a self-described white supremacist opened fire in two mosques on March 15; the first show will take place on Apr. 13 at Spark Arena in Auckland.   

According to the announced line-up of both shows, the Christchurch event is also slated to feature: The Adults, Anika Moa, Bailey Wiley, Bene, Bic Runga, Boh Runga, Chaii, Christchurch Combined Choir, Dave Dobbyn, Diggy Dupe, The Exponents, Fat Freddy's Drop, Hollie Smith, Illbaz, Marlon Williams, MC Mike King, Melodownz, Mitch James, Seth Haapu, Shapeshifter, Shihad, SIX60, Teeks, Stan Walker and Soraya Lapread. Tickets will go on sale on Friday (March 29) here.

The Apr. 13 Auckland show lineup: Anika Moa, Bailey Wiley, Bene, Bic Runga, Chaii, Dave Dobbyn, Diggy Dupe, The Dilworth Choir, Fafswag, Hollie Smith, Illbaz, Jessb, Marlon Williams, MC Mike King, Mitch James, Seth Haapu, Shapeshifter, SIX60, Stan Walker, Soraya Lapread, Swidt, Teeks and more. Tickets are on sale now here.

All proceeds from the shows will benefit the Our People, Our City Fund.

“The impact on our Muslim communities has been huge and they are going to need ongoing support for a very long time," Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel said in a statement announcing the shows The response of the music industry has been magnificent and we are all grateful for the significance of this contribution to the Muslim community’s long term recovery."

 


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