After a decade long hiatus, iconic Australian band Powderfinger is tuning up and preparing to bring a little happiness to fans during these challenging days.
Powderfinger will reform for one night only on Saturday 23rd of May with an exclusive performance from their respective home studios, titled One Night Lonely.
The title signifies the one off nature of this event and points towards the very important charities the band are supporting, Beyond Blue and Support Act.
Streaming exclusively on the band’s YouTube channel from 7.00pm AEST, the set will feature a medley of their biggest hits.
“The five of us have been meeting regularly over the past few months to organise some Odyssey Number 5 anniversary releases. The idea came up of playing together again in this unusual format which we all thought would be fun. The past few months has been a very strange time for us all and difficult days for many. We really just want to bring a smile to some people’s faces and along the way raise some funds to help our music industry mates and people who are currently experiencing mental health issues,” said the band.
Support Act provides crisis relief, mental health and wellbeing services to Australia’s music industry community and has been inundated with requests recently from artists, crew and music workers who have been severely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
Beyond Blue provides information and support to help Australians achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live. In the past four weeks, Beyond Blue has experienced a 59 per cent increase in the number of people contacting its support services compared to the same period last year.
Ruuben van den Heuvel, Head of Music Content Partnerships (South East Asia, AU/NZ), YouTube said, “At YouTube, we believe great music, combined with the reach and scale of the internet, makes the world a better place. And this has never been more true than during these days. We’re pumped to be able to help bring the highly anticipated ‘One Night Lonely’ reunion of Powderfinger into Aussies’ homes and support some amazing charities at the same time.”
One Night Lonely is presented by Secret Sounds, Universal Music Australia, YouTube and supports Beyond Blue and Support Act.
ONE NIGHT LONELY
Saturday 23 May, 7.00pm AEST
All donations will be split evenly between Beyond Blue and Support Act
Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service – 1800 512 348 or visit coronavirus.beyondblue.org.au
Support Act Wellbeing Helpline – for artists, crew and music workers –
1800 959 500. Or visit supportact.org.au