Promoters for tonight’s You are Us/Arohanui Auckland concert at Spark Arena say 11,500 tickets have been sold.
The event was set up to help raise funds for the families affected by the Christchurch terror attacks on March 15.
Another concert is expected to be held at the Christchurch Stadium on April 17.
Both events will be hosted by Mike King (New Zealander of the Year) and some of New Zealand’s biggest acts will take to the stage alongside performers and speakers of cultural diversity.
"Music has the power to heal and bring us together in ways nothing else does. It is a unifying force across cultures, languages and religions and we will use music to honour the ones we have lost, their families and all affected by this tragedy," said promoter Mark Kneebone of Live Nation.
The line up will include New Zealand favourites: Anika Moa, Bene, Bic Runga, Dave Dobbyn, Fat Freddy’s Drop, Hollie Smith, ILLBAZ, Marlon Williams, Mitch James, Shapeshifter, Shihad, Six60, Stan Walker& Seth Haapu, Teeks and The Adults.
Ticket prices are $79 for adults and $39 for children 12 years old and under.