The Transplants ‘ Raising the Roof for Organ Donation’ - Sun 28 Jul 2024, 3:00PM AEST

Gig Info

free entry

Doors 3.00PM
Showtime 3.30PM

$FREE ENTRY however please register your attendance online.

free entry

An awareness event supported by DonateLife

A special free public concert will be held at MEMO Music Hall St. Kilda Sunday July 28 to mark the start of DonateLife Week. This event is supported by a DonateLife Community Awareness Grant.

The concert will feature performances by Indigenous & African musicians, (Elijah Augustine, Ajak Kwai and KANANI) husband and wife (donor/recipient) duo Fiona Lee Maynard and James Lomas and the band The Oz Transplants featuring members Paulie Stewart (Painters And Dockers), indigenous hiphop star Little G, and Rock Queen Jo Fraser who are all organ recipients.

Special guests will include staff from the Austin Hospital. This event is sure to attract a diverse array of music lovers and audiences interested in the broader discussion around organ donation.

Organiser Fiona Lee Maynard said ``I want to promote organ donation because the more people who register and understand the process the better it will be for those whose life hangs in the balance waiting for the transplant they need.

“Our event features musicians who have received transplants, are registered organ donors and (in the case of myself), have become a living organ donor.

“It’s not only the recipients who benefit from organ donations, but their family, loved ones and support teams. This is an incalculable benefit. I’m compelled to promote organ donation and what better way to communicate with all people than through the universal language of music.’’

Book early the ticket allotment is expected to be in high demand.

Original art by Anthony Breslin