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Band Together was a musical concert put on for the people of Canterbury, New Zealand as a response to the 2010 Canterbury earthquake which had occurred a month earlier. It was held on 23 October 2010 at Christchurch's Hagley Park.
Organised by Opshop frontman Jason Kerrison and New Zealand music personality Paul Ellis, 33 different acts performed on two stages erected in the city's North Hagley Park, many of whom had been raised in the region and wanted to give back to their hometown.
With appearances by Christchurch mayor Bob Parker, the Prime Minister of New Zealand, John Key and a number of media personalities.
Artists who performed included Anika Moa, Bic Runga, Che Fu, Dane Rumble, Dave Dobbyn, J Williams, King Kapisi, Nathan King, Dame Malvina Major, Julia Deans, Ray Columbus, Dinah Lee, Dukes, Evermore, The Exponents, The Feelers, Minuit, Midnight Youth and Opshop.
It was one of the biggest free concerts New Zealand has ever seen with over 9 hours of entertainment which was broadcast nationwide on radio and television.