Local Bands Rally to Rock Against Cancer

More than a dozen South Australian bands will volunteer their time to come together at a special 12-hour gig at the Port Noarlunga Arts Centre next month to rock against cancer and raise much-needed funds to fight the disease.

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More than a dozen South Australian bands will volunteer their time to come together at a special 12-hour gig at the Port Noarlunga Arts Centre next month to rock against cancer and raise much-needed funds to fight the disease.

The ‘Southern Soundwave’ concert, organised to honour 39-year-old Holly Harland who lost her battle with breast cancer seven months ago, will feature some of the state’s most exciting young musical talent, with all proceeds from the 12-noon to midnight show on Saturday, July 12 going to The Flinders Medical Centre Foundation.

The event is the brainchild of Holly’s friend, Nikki Page, who said she had been overwhelmed by the wave of support for Holly and the concert.

“The response has been incredible, with 15 top acts on the local music scene jumping on board within days of us sharing our plans – and all more than happy to donate their time to this cause,” Nikki said.

“I know how much this would mean to Holly, too. She was so thankful for the people that made her journey more comfortable and assisted her through years of treatment.

“She always wanted to give something back – and now she can, with the much-needed funds going directly to the Flinders Cancer Unit.”

Southern Soundwave’s exciting band line-up includes Fragmenta, The Ones Within, Tabula Rasa, Perdition, Stray Dog Strut, Guilt Free, Walk The Plank, MisM, Sedulous Rouse, Poetry For The Blind, Iron Feather, No Reality, Cyclone, Requiem and Kilij.

As just 250 tickets are available – either online at $20 or at the door for $25 – the music-loving public is encouraged to get in early to avoid disappointment.

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