Lorde to perform at Christchurch benefit concert

The Grammy Award-winning singer has joined the line-up for next month's You Are Us/Aroha Nui show

Kiwi musician Lorde last performed in Christchurch in November 2017. AP 
Kiwi musician Lorde last performed in Christchurch in November 2017. AP 

Kiwi singer Lorde is set to perform at the You Are Us/Aroha Nui benefit concert, that is raising money for those affected by the Christchurch terrorist attack at two mosques on March 15.

The Grammy winner will make a special guest appearance at the show, set to take place on April 17 at Christchurch Stadium in the New Zealand city. A second concert is being held in Auckland at the Spark Arena on April 13.

Internationally, concerts will be staged in New York on April 17 and in Los Angeles on April 18.

All proceeds raised from the You Are Us/Aroha Nui events are set to go directly to the Christchurch Foundation’s Our People, Our City fund.

The Christchurch event will be emceed by comedian Mike King.

The full line-up for the You Are Us/Aroha Nui events:

  • Anika Moa
  • Bailey Wiley
  • Bene
  • Bic Runga
  • Boh Runga
  • Chaii
  • Christchurch Combined Choir
  • Dave Dobbyn
  • The Exponents
  • Fat Freddy’s Drop
  • Hollie Smith
  • Illbaz
  • Lorde
  • Marlon Williams
  • Melodownz
  • Mitch James
  • Seth Haapu
  • Shapeshifter
  • Shihad

A separate remembrance ceremony will also take place at Christchurch’s Hagley Park on March 29. Yusuf Islam is set to perform, along with New Zealand musicians Maisey Rika, Hollie Smith and Teeks.


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Updated: March 28, 2019 05:02 PM


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