Stop Adani campaign takes to the stage

Concert: L’wren - Lauren Edwards - will perform on Saturday night.

Concert: L’wren - Lauren Edwards - will perform on Saturday night.

Local musicians are lining up to participate in a concert designed to focus attention on the Stop Adani campaign.

The concert is on Saturday at The Basement, Panthers Port Macquarie.

Organiser Carol Baker says that music is a wonderful way of communicating.

“We want people to recognise the importance of keeping our planet healthy for ourselves and future generations,” she said.

“Right now, the battle to stop the proposed Adani coal mine in north Queensland is the most important challenge we face. 

“If this mine goes ahead, it will hasten the destruction of the Great Barrier Reef, take away Indigenous land rights, and put tourism jobs at risk.

“What makes it worse is the government’s offer to give Adani $1 billion for a rail link.  We think it would be better if the money was used to invest in clean energy which would provide many more jobs than these mines ever will,” she said.

The line-up of local musicians includes, At last! (Mike and Wendy), L’wren (Lauren Edwards), Jim and Sue, and Power of 2 (Dave and Carol).

Doors open at 6.45pm and the concert starts at 7pm.  

Tickets are $10 ($5 concession) and are available from Port Panthers on 6580 2300 or book online -http://portmacquarie.panthers.com.au/event/details/stop-adani-concert/

The event is to support the Stop Adani campaign run by Climate Change Australia Hastings branch.