DUBBED as the biggest benefit concert to ever be staged on African soil, the Arise Benefit Concert-Sisonke has proven that together we can do more.
This after the South African creative community joined forces to bring to life this amazing concert with over 35 a-list artists in aid of raising funds to assist the communities in KZN which were hit by the floods is one that will go down in history.
The Arise Benefit Concert was birthed after the devastating floods, resulted in 435 people losing their lives, 54 reported missing, 55 injured, 6 278 left homeless, 17,438 households destroyed,121,687 people affected and 7,490 people living in shelters and through it will help re-build KZN has been postponed.
The decision to move the event to another date comes as the Benefit Concert partners are happy to announce that after much interest shown by the corporate sector they are in the process of finalising headline sponsor(s) towards a target of raising R10 million for the benefit of flood victims in KZN.
However, the sponsors have requested a postponement of the Benefit Concert, so as to maximise a return on investment. A new date will be announced this week.
The NACs member of council Dr Sipho Sithole, speaking on behalf of the Arise Benefit been done before.”
Dr Sithole further expressed his gratitude for the understanding shown by the artists who still pledged their continued support, regardless of the postponement.
The Arise Benefit Concert is supported by the NAC, SABC, CAPASSO, SAMRO, SAMPRA, RISA, AIRCO, CCIFSA KZN, Gearhouse, Mushroom Productions and Doo More Foundation; and is hosted by EThekwini Municipality’s Durban Tourism.
All these parties, and several concerned artists across the length and breadth of South Africa, have heeded the call to action and are joining hands to stage the concert.
Tickets are live and available for purchase at Ticket Pro for R100 (Stands), R150 (Stadium Pitch) and R200 for the Golden Circle. Ticket holders will be able to move between two stages, at Moses Mabhida Stadium and People’s Park.