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July 4, 2022

Free concert for Lismore is One From The Heart

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In the hopes of lifting the spirits of the Lismore community, there will be a free concert next month at the Lismore Showgrounds with a pretty cool line-up of artists.

Lismore City Council, Chugg Entertainment and Helium Records will stage a free concert – One From The Heart – on Sunday, 15 May featuring The Buckleys, Darlinghurst, Paul Kelly and Dan Kelly, Daryl Braithwaite, Sheppard, Lime Cordiale, Jon Stevens and Lismore’s own, Grinspoon on the bill.

From neighbouring flooded LGA Byron Bay – The Buckleys.

Each family within the most affected areas, postcodes 2471, 2472 and 2480, will be able to order four tickets to the show now from Moshtix.

Lismore’s Mayor, Steve Krieg, was one of over 3,000 locals who’d been personally impacted by the flood devastation, losing his family home and his business in the aftermath. ‘About a week after the second flood hit us on March 30, I was talking with Council staff about what we could do to lift community spirits,’  said Mayor Krieg. ‘What we needed was a line in the sand moment that would mark a shift in the community’s mood of shock to begin the long hard road of rebuilding and restoring our homes and our community. The same day, one of Council’s team reached out to Rick Sleeman from Sports Marketing Australia.’

Lime Cordiale. Photo Tim Swallow.

Sports Marketing Australia Director, Rick Sleeman said the idea grew legs very quickly from discussions with Lismore Council. ‘Rather than a fundraiser, they were looking for a free community event – something significant and authentic that could shift the town’s energy from shock to hope. The obvious “go to” person was Chuggi [Michael Chugg AM]. We’ve been working with Michael and his team for a number of years, and we knew from experience Chugg Music’s passion, compassion, talent and vast industry contacts were exactly what was needed to get this idea off the ground.’

Michael Chugg said the idea and reasoning behind staging a concert resonated with him. ‘This is not about raising money but raising the community’s spirits. The lead time was incredibly tight; what would normally take four months of planning had to turn around in six weeks. So, my first call was to [Helium Records] Mark Pope.’

Everybody’s little darlin’ – Daryl Braithwaite will play at the free event. Photo Tree Faerie.

Both Chugg and Pope manage to lock-in the venue, the date, a line-up of some seriously great Australian artists, all of whom are playing for zero fees, along with a professional marketing and communication plan as well as a high end production and site plan. In just three weeks we’ve built a team of strangers drawn from both the music industry and council into a cracking single purpose team and now ready to announce One From The Heart.

There will also be an additional 1,000 tickets available to purchase for everyone outside the nominated postcodes from 8am on Saturday, 30 April from Moshtix.

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  1. Hello, my girlfriends family lost everything in the floods. They are from Coraki. They really want to go to the event but missed out on tickets as they still have very limited reception. Are there any spare tickets that I’d be able to organise for them? Please get back to me and I can send through evidence. They have been suffering massively as they still don’t have any suitable accomodation with their house ruined

  2. Bit of a slap in the face for a lot of people missing out on getting tickets when they actually went through the flood and are still dealing with cleaning up and rebuilding. A lovely nurse at St Vincent’s working in oncology along with her family missed out on being in the postcode areas. Which if you look at where they are it’s ridiculous way to do it (Steve Krieg)
    This area is still struggling to keep up with supplies and dealing with excessive traffic congestion not to mention the current and the looming economic crisis.
    Way to soon for a concert

  3. I checked Moshtix yesterday but all the free tickets — plus the paid ones — are already gone! Still, I hope the locals have a deservedly good time.

  4. What a joke I’m a single mum with 3 kids from south lismore we missed out on tickets even though I tried 2 days ago. We lost everything we had plus our place of residence and our 🐱. People who weren’t even effected by the flood up the hill in Goonellabah are in 2480 we never had a chance and I won’t be purchasing tickets what a rought. It should of been allocated properly to those who actually did suffer.


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