The Cold Chisel concert scheduled for tomorrow night at Sandalford Estate, Margaret River, will definitely go ahead.
A meeting took place this morning between the promoter, Zaccaria Concerts, Cold Chisel’s management, and executives from the Shire of Augusta/Margaret River and Shire of Busselton. The local representatives unanimously requested that the show proceed despite this week’s tragic bushfires. The band and promoters therefore agreed to respect local wishes and will ensure that the concert goes ahead as originally planned.
Ray Colyer, Augusta-Margaret River Shire President, said that despite the bushfire devastation in the region of the last few days, the local community and businesses will welcome the concert. “We believe the concert will bring real positive emotional and economic benefit to the community here. Everyone wants this great event to go ahead, and we are all looking forward to it.”
The meeting between the stakeholders, which also included Gary Evershed, CEO of Augusta-Margaret River Shire, and Mike Archer, CEO of the Shire of Busselton, identified that the concert site is far enough away from the fire effected areas for there to be no safety concerns.
At the initiative of Cold Chisel and the concert promoters, and with the support of the local Councils, there will also be some additional fundraising activity at the concert.
All proceed from those efforts will go to the Lord Mayors Distress Relief Fund, to assist those affected by the fires.
The first of these various fundraising initiatives will be the auctioning of a special electric guitar which will be signed at the show by all the members of Cold Chisel. This auction will be open to anybody who cares to bid and further auction details will be posted on our site over the next 24 hours.
A spokesperson for Cold Chisel said, “The band has been saddened by the fact that so many people have suffered such serious losses in these fires. They hope that the show tomorrow night can lift some spirits and help raise a few extra dollars for those who are doing it very tough right now.”
There will also be fundraising activity at the concert with all proceeds going to the Lord Mayors Distress Relief Fund, to assist those affected by the fires.
Cold Chisel will play Sandalford Estate Margaret River this Saturday 26th November as part of their national Light The Nitro tour.