Ganggajang to play at Redlands bushfire relief concert


AUSSIE pop rock icon GANGgajang will play their final show before an extensive hiatus this weekend, and you can see them for free.

The band had planned to take a break after playing its final gig at the Hamilton Hotel last weekend but a special cause has brought them to Capalaba for one more curtain call.

The band will be the headline act for bushfire aid concert Redlands Relief Fire Victims Charity Concert.

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Event organiser and Redland City Councillor Paul Gleeson said the free-entry concert would be the biggest bushfire aid concert in Queensland and urged as many families as possible to make their way to Capalaba Warriors Rugby League Club.

He said volunteers would make their way through the crowds collecting donations for the victims of recent catastrophic bushfires on Kangaroo Island.

Fifty per cent of profits from the sale of beverages by the rugby league club will also be donated to the cause.

Cr Gleeson said the plight of the Kangaroo Island community was too familiar for the Redlands community.

“It is an isolated community, similar to some of the ones we have here in the Redlands (on the islands).”

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Eighty-nine Kangaroo Island homes were lost in the horrific fire event, while up to 100,000 sheep and 2,000 head of cattle had to be euthanised after the wall of flames ploughed through properties.

“Their whole economy is based on farming and tourism and it has been decimated,” Cr Gleeson said.

Cr Gleeson said no administration fees would be taken after the collection and dispersal of the money, which will go directly to Kangaroo Island residents via their local council.

All eight acts performing at the event have offered their services for free. As well as GANGgajang, the lineup includes X-Factor star Dean Ray, beatboxer and singer Joel Turner along with To the Skies, UK Bee Geez Show, Breaking the Eight, Countdown Reloaded and the Australian Bon Jovi Experience.

“We’re so grateful (to these acts),” Cr Gleeson said of the performers, all of whom will be appearing free of charge.

“You can’t ask for anything better than that.”

Redlands Relief Fire Victims Charity Concert

When: 2-9pm, Saturday, February 1

Where: Capalaba Warriors Rugby League Club, Banfield Lane, Capalaba

Who: Everyone is welcome, free entry.

What: GANGgajang, Dean Ray, Joel Turner, UK Bee Geez Show, Breaking the Eight, Countdown Reloaded, The Australian Bon Jovi Experience

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