Australian band Powderfinger will perform for the first time in 10 years to bring some happiness to fans and support people in the music industry and those experiencing mental health issues.
Powderfinger will reform for one night only on Saturday, 23 May, with an exclusive performance from their home studios.
Streaming on Powderfinger’s YouTube channel, the band will perform a medley of their biggest hits while raising funds for Beyond Blue and Support Act.
In April 2010, Bernard Fanning, Darren Middleton, Ian Haug, Jon Coghill and John ‘JC’ Collins announced they would go on the road one last time.
The band embarked on the Sunsets Farewell Tour, playing to more than 300,000 people along the way to the final show on 13 November 2010.
Beyond Blue CEO Georgie Harman thanked Powderfinger for choosing to support Beyond Blue.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has hit people hard, including those in the music community, leaving many without an income,” Ms Harman said.
“They’re worried about their financial situation or feeling lonely, overwhelmed and anxious about the future. These are common and normal feelings to have right now, but we want people to get support early so things don’t get worse.
“So, massive thanks and respect to Powderfinger for supporting Beyond Blue and Support Act and encouraging people to seek support.”
Powderfinger’s performance is presented by Secret Sounds, Universal Music Australia and YouTube.
To make a donation to Beyond Blue and Support Act, visit Powderfinger’s My Cause page.
The free Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service is available 24/7 on 1800 512 348 or at coronavirus.beyondblue.org.au