Around 50 bands and soloists will be lining up to play at the New Tattersalls Hotel in Lismore from tomorrow through to Sunday in what is being billed as the biggest ever gig at the pub.
The hotel sustained a substantial amount of damage after water rose almost one and half metres throughout the venue, claiming over $700,000 worth of damage.
The idea of a fundraiser for publicans Rod and Kim Bradbury was first floated shortly after the flood, and local bands quickly began offering their services.
Kelly Ross, head of Pulpitation Music Promotions in Brisbane, which often books bands at the pub, took it upon herself to organise the event, along with a fundraiser at Club Greenslopes on Friday night which will feature seven bands.
‘I was motivated to do the benefit event after seeing the damage the floods inflicted on the Lismore community along with the New Tatts Hotel,’ Ms Ross said.
‘I didn’t want to see yet another live music venue have to close its doors. There are a lot of bands that have fond memories of playing at the New Tatts Hotel over the years who would be devastated to see it go.’
Meanwhile, a number of Lismore community radio station, River FM members have offered to put aside their regular shows to live-stream the event from the pub.
People unable to go to the show can tune into 92.9 River FM, or go to WWW.2NCR.org.au where there will be a livestream link on the page.
Members of the Festival Imaging Australia crew will also be covering the event with their cameras.
Publicans Rod and Kim Bradbury, along with their staff, have been working tirelessly to cope with the devastation wrought by the flooding.
They lost furniture, fixtures and stock, their cellar was completely flooded, the poker machines were lost, along with sound gear and other items, and the floors have been stripped back to bare concrete and tiles.
Tickets will be available at the door. THREE DAY PASS: ADULT – $45 – Under 18 – $10
TWO DAY PASS : Adults – $35 – Under 18 – $10
TICKETS FOR FRIDAY ADULT – $15 – Under 18 – $10
TICKETS FOR SATURDAY ONLY : Adults – $25 – Under 18 – $10
TICKETS FOR SUNDAY ONLY : Adults- $15 – Under 18 – $10