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Coldplay and Kylie play Oz benefit

Kylie Minogue

Kylie performs at the Sound Relief benefit concert in Melbourne. The singer was a surprise addition to the line-up. The event raised money for victims of the recent bush fires and the Queensland floods.


Coldplay performed a 40-minute set early on at the Sydney concert, which was held at the city's cricket ground on Saturday. They opened with Viva La Vida.

Balloons during Coldplay's set

Large balloons were released onto the crowd during the final song of Coldplay's set, Fix You. The Presets and Crowded House also performed at the event.

Taylor Swift

Rising American star Taylor Swift also performed at the benefit gig in Sydney. Half the money raised will go towards the Red Cross Victorian Bushfire Appeal.

Jack Johnson

Mellow singer-songwriter Jack Johnson took the stage before Wolfmother in Melbourne. Other acts who joined him in Victoria included Jet and Gabriella Cilmi.


Australian rockers Wolfmother performed in Sydney with a new line-up, after a long hiatus. The bushfires began in early February, with arson believed to be the main cause.

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