Australian musicians are set to participate in a candlelight vigil this Thursday 29th January in Sydney, to help free Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan the two young Australians who face execution in Indonesia. They have profoundly changed their lives and now devote their time to the rehabilitation of other prisoners.

Internationally acclaimed artist, Ben Quilty, and singer / songwriter Megan Washington have conceived a public event to support Myuran Sukumaran, Andrew Chan and the Mercy Campaign, in hope that Myuran and Andrew will be granted clemency.

The Music for Mercy event location will be confirmed at a media conference this afternoon.

About the event:

Ben said today, “I am organising a candlelight vigil for my friends on death row in Indonesia, Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran. I know that there is still hope for them both, that there will be justice and mercy for them both, and we will convey that on Thursday.”

Megan added, “Music for Mercy is a peaceful show of support for two young men who did a terrible thing, but just should not be shot, there can be no good that comes of that.”

The candlelight vigil will include guest speakers, musical performances and video messages from prominent Australians all supporting mercycampaign.org’s #istandformercy message.

Musicians confirmed to appear on Thursday 29 January in Sydney include Josh Pyke, Julian Hamilton (The Presets), Megan Washington, Emma Louise, Paulie Stewart (Painters and Dockers), Jenny Morris, Rob Hirst (Midnight Oil), Glenn Richards (Augie March), The Tambourine Girls, Steve Balbi (Noiseworks), Justine Clarke and The Church’s Steve Kilbey.

All Australians can participate in the campaign #ISTANDFORMERCY by signing the petition at: www.mercycampaign.org.

#ISTANDFORMERCY

Thursday, 29 January 2015 – 7.00pm to 9.00pm
Locations TBA
Josh Pyke, Julian Hamilton (The Presets), Megan Washington, Emma Louise, Paulie Stewart (Painters and Dockers), Jenny Morris, Rob Hirst (Midnight Oil), Glenn Richards (Augie March), The Tambourine Girls, Steve Balbi (Noiseworks), Justine Clarke and The Church’s Steve Kilbey and more to be announced.  

Video messages of support have been recorded by many prominent Australians including Andrew Denton, Jennifer Byrne, Bryan Brown, Missy Higgins and Claudia Karvan and can be viewed below.