Award-winning Kiwi duo BROODS are returning home to Nelson for a charity concert to give back to those who helped during the recent fires.
The now L.A. based siblings Georgia and Caleb Nott have teamed up with Air New Zealand to put on the invite-only concert to 1000 local emergency services staff, volunteers and affected members of the community on 21 March at Nelson College.
Firefighters, Civil Defence, ambulance staff, police and animal rescue will all be on the guest list.
The Nelson-born duo are set tour the country this month on the back of their new album ‘Don’t Feed The Pop Monster’ and say they are honoured to be putting on a show to lift the spirits of the community.
“We’ve been keeping up with all the news of the fires in Nelson. It’s really devastating to hear that our hometown is suffering so much,” Georgia told fans via social media.
“We thought a small way we could help was by teaming up with Air New Zealand and doing a show for everyone that helped out with the relief,” added Caleb.
Nelson Mayor Rachel Reese says the concert is a fantastic way to give thanks to relief workers.
“It’s been an exceptionally challenging time, and this concert gives us the perfect opportunity to show our gratitude to everyone involved in fighting the fires. We have been overwhelmed by the compassion and dedication shown to us from so many organisations.”
Tickets for the event will be gifted to emergency services workers and volunteers as well as Air New Zealand employees.
A small number of tickets will be available to other deserving Nelson locals via competitions on Air New Zealand social media channels and radio station ZM from this week.
Fans who miss out on tickets to the event will be able to watch a livestream of the concert via the New Zealand Herald website on the night.