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The makings of a killing

The makings of a killing

What: Sobriety 4
Where: Newcastle Panthers
When: Friday March 17, 2000

Sellout gig for Sobriety 4

TOP Australian rock'n'roll band KILLING HEIDI will headline SOBRIETY 4 at the Newcastle Workers Club, on Friday, March 17.

Joining Killing Heidi on the bill will be SUNK LOTO, LOKI and Newcastle's ENERTIA. On the strength of the other Sobriety gigs, number four has all the makings of a sellout, particularly with the minor coup of securing Killing Heidi.

Organiser JAKE DENNY, 20, has risen from apparently nowhere in the past eight months to become an overnight sensation as a concert promoter with his finger on the pulse.

Killing Heidi was No 2 and 14 on the TRIPLE J HOTTEST 100, with WEIR and MASCARA, and is expected to release an album two weeks before Sobriety 4.

Sunk Loto is a Queensland band signed to Epic and rumoured to be touring this year with RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE. Loki, who played at Sobriety 3, has had hits on Triple J with NOT LIKE YOU, TALKING BACK and GET UP. Enertia (pictured) supported SILVERCHAIR at Newcastle Entertainment Centre last year and is managed by Denny and will release a four-track CD this year.

Tickets are $22 in advance from SOUNDWORLD and $25 at the door but it is not advised to wait until the night of the concert.

Last July's Sobriety 1 sold 750 tickets.

Sobriety 2 sold about 950 tickets, raising $2500 for THE INSPIRE FOUNDATION REACH OUT SERVICE. In January, Sobriety 3 sold 830 tickets, selling out METRO at Newcastle Workers Club, and raising $800 for The Inspire Foundation.

Sobriety 4 is booked for Auditorium One at the Workers.

The night will kick off at 5.30.

It is a drug- and alcohol-free, all-ages event.

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