Entrepreneur Michael Gudinski last night announced Sound Relief 2 would be staged to help the victims of the Queensland floods (and hopefully WA floods too).
He announced the charity benefit live on Nine’s Flood Relief Appeal: Australia Unites.
The first Sound Relief, staged in 2009, saw two mammoth rock concerts staged in Sydney and Melbourne for the victims of Victorian bushfires and 2009 Queensland floods.
Nine’s live appeal raised $10, 278, 552 at the close of its broadcast, hosted by Eddie McGuire, Leila McKinnon and Karl Stefanovic.
It may have finished 90 minutes late, but the event attracted celebrity names to its phone room while performers including Tina Arena, David Campbell and Kasey Chambers provided the entertainment.
Nine News reporters gave live crosses from several towns that had been inundated by the floods.
Politicians, CEOs and charity execs were also part of the line-up at Brisbane’s Suncorp Piazza, which itself fell victim to the relentless weather.
The Flood Appeal follows Nine’s bushfire appeal in 2009.
A date and venue for Sound Relief 2 are yet to be announced.