M.A.D. 4 Haiti Benefit Concert:
21 March 2010
Carnival City – Big Top Arena
12:00 (noon) – 16:00
Ace line-up for Haiti benefit concert
An array of South Africa’s premier music stars have signed up to sing at the Making a Difference 4 Haiti Benefit Concert at Carnival City on Sunday, 21 March.
The country’s musicians have opened their hearts and donated their time to raise funds for the victims of the January earthquake that devastated the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince.
The public can look forward to seeing some of today’s most cutting-edge acts sharing a stage with a selection of the familiar faces and voices who have shaped the local music scene over the years. While drawn from a cross-section of music genres and styles, these artists are united in their desire to help, in whatever small way possible, the destitute, injured, hungry and desperate citizens of Haiti.
The artists who have already been confirmed to perform at the M.A.D. 4 Haiti concert are: Little Sister, Tasha Baxter, Auriol Hays, The Parlotones, Laurie Levine, Tokyo Groove, Walt, Merseystate, Josie Field, Evolver One, Liesl Graham, Holly and the Woods, Denim, Cutting Jade, Brian Temba, PJ Powers, Melanie Lowe, Emmanuel Castis, Proverb, Slikour, Kwela Tebza, Natalie Chapman and Peter Hoven, the Rainbow Tenors, Bongani (94.7), Alter Irving, André Schwartz, Concord Nkabinde, Tim Parr and Kathy Raven, Lionel Bastos, Max Hoba and Tresor Riziky. Click on the artist images to view their bio.
Keeping this dynamite line-up on its toes will be MCs Bevan Cullinan (aka Gary the Tooth Fairy), Joey Rasdien, Hlubi Mboya, Samm Marshall, Emmanuel Castis, Cleone Cassidy and Doug Anderson. Radio presenter Anderson, joined by Bastos and Madelaine Steyn are the driving forces behind the concert, after Anderson posted a Facebook status update about wanting to do a concert after the horror in Haiti.
The concert takes place at Carnival City’s Big Top Arena from 12 noon to 4pm on Sunday, 21 March (Monday is a public holiday). Be there in person to witness one of the most exciting charity concerts the country has seen. Meet your favorite band/artist after the concert and buy their merchandise.
Musicians, companies and individuals have come to the party and have generously sponsored goods, services and their time to make a difference. All proceeds from ticket sales will be paid into a trust administered by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants SA (ACCA SA) M.A.D. 4 Haiti Trust, and will go towards the rebuild of Haiti.
The concert has been organised by Anderson, Steyn and Bastos as independent entities.
The organisers of the M.A.D. 4 Haiti Benefit Concert would like to thank Carnival City for sponsoring the Big Top Arena, Marshall Music for sponsoring the back-line equipment, all the artists and their respective agents, who are performing free of charge, Hein Kaiser from Mango for sponsoring flights for all artists based outside Gauteng and Marcus Brewster for paying all airport taxes. BUZ Publicity for handling all the publicity and media liaison, SkillPoint for website design and maintenance and ACCA SA for setting up and administering the M.A.D. 4 Haiti Trust.
So get down to Carnival City on the 21st and rock the Big Top for Haiti! Tickets are priced at between R100 and R150 at Computicket.
The M.A.D. 4 Haiti online album comprising of songs donated by various artists around the country will be available for download here in the next two weeks.
Click on the album image below to see the track list
If a record label comes on board we may launch a CD as well.
For all the updates in the meantime, check out the M.A.D. 4 Haiti fanpage on Facebook.
Make a donation:
Concert and album proceeds will be deposited into the trust fund.
If you can't make it for the party of the year, but still want to make a difference
Account Name: MAD for Haiti
Account No : 62258596603
Branch code: 253305
M.A.D. 4 Haiti Trust
Trust number: IT 470 2010
Stay in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org