Iron Cross gig raises Ks1.9 billion for flood victims

Iron Cross members performed on stage. (Photo - Than Htike Aung)

Rock band Iron Cross has held a charity concert, raising more than Ks 1.9 billion for flood relief.

Organised by the Kanbawza Brighter Future Myanmar Foundation, the benefit gig at the National Theatre on Myoma Road in Yangon, attracting many fans.

Tickets cost between Ks30,000 and Ks300,000 with all proceeds going to flood victims. 

The band, Lay Phyu, Wyne Wyne, A Nge and Myo Gyi, performed all their hits.

Lay Phyu said: “I’m so happy to perform at this concert so please forgive me if I made any mistakes. The foundation was established in 2007. It dug for water in Bawsine, an area where water was scarce and distributed it to homes via pipelines. I have been impressed by the foundation since then. I read it arranged free flights for Myanmar migrant workers who were facing difficulties in Malaysia and brought home nationals who were trafficked to Indonesia. I’m very happy that the foundation has been helping areas affected by flooding. We would like to thank KBZ for allowing us to help.” 

The concert finished after 11pm.

Iron Cross are planning another charity gig in Pyin Oo Lwin, Mandalay Region, at the end of this month and in Yangon next month.