Night of Lights to aid tsunami appeal

January 12, 2008

A twilight concert will be held on the lawns of the Port Arthur Historic Site on 28 January to aid the tsunami appeal.

The Night of Lights will feature children’s entertainment, local singers, Hobart bands and an African drumming group.

Entrance to the site and the concert will be free of charge and the Salvation Army and Red Cross will collect donations during the evening.

The three-hour program will start at 7.30pm with children’s entertainment group Make Believe.

Cover bands Rewind and Deep Image will play a range of popular music from the 1960s to current hits and Tasman Peninsula group Driftwood will showcase their vocal harmonies.

The concert program will include a candlelight service and a minute’s silence to remember those affected by the tsunami.

Proceeds from the sale of candles and glow bands will also aid the appeal.

The concert aims to return some of the support received by the Tasman community in the wake of the Port Arthur tragedy.

The Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority has provided support for the event.

Redline Coaches will provide bus transport from Hobart to Port Arthur on the night.

Concert goers are invited to bring a picnic rug and a hamper. Food will not be for sale at the venue.