Florida Teens Organise Benefit Concert In Aid Of Shooting Victims

26 February 2018, 15:02 | Updated: 26 February 2018, 15:16

Twitter, Stoneman Douglas Students
Twitter, Stoneman Douglas Students. Picture: Joe Raedle / Staff

By James Wilson-Taylor

Amanda Palmer and Fifth Harmony among the names in connection to the show which will raise funds to support the families of those lost in the Stoneman Douglas shooting earlier this month.

A group of students and alumni from Stoneman Douglas high school in Parkland, Florida are coming together to organise a benefit concert in aid of those affected by the horrific shooting that left 17 people dead earlier this month.

Students from the neighbouring Broward County have also helped to spearhead the project which is raising funds through a GoFundMe page which will "cover the cost of production and the rest of the money will go directly to the victims and their families. This will cover medical bills, and anything else they need. Once the money is collected, we will only use what we need to produce the concert, and the remaining money will be directly transfered over to the victims families bank accounts."

While no venue or date has been officially set, artists including The Aces, COIN, American Authors, Amanda Palmer, Anthony D’amato, Sawyer Fredricks and Rex Orange County have already expressed interest in performing.

One of the organisers, Emilie Smith, has also been in contact with the likes of Fifth Harmony's Lauren Jauregui via Twitter.

Similarly, fan groups have been attempting to get in contact with everyone from Panic! At The Disco to Dua Lipa in the hope that they will also perform.

If you would like to support the project you can donate here. We will update this page as more information about the event becomes available.