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Phish to hold benefit concert for Vermont flood victims

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Phish will headline a charity concert to raise money for Vermont flood victims.

Vermont was hit hard by Hurricane Irene two weeks ago, with nearly every river and stream in the state flooding after the storm made landfall.

At least three people were killed in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Irene and some of the state's infrastructure has been damaged.

The Jammy Award-winning Phish, who formed at the University of Vermont in 1983, announced that they will perform a benefit on September 14 in Essex Junction to aid recovery efforts.

Phish keyboardist Page McConnell explained that the group were inspired to hold the concert to help ease the suffering felt by so many in Vermont.

McConnell said: "It's been heartbreaking to see all the loss and destruction that came from the storm. Vermont is very much a part of who we are as a band.

"We're really looking forward to playing this show and we hope the money raised will make a difference in the recovery and rebuilding effort."

General admission tickets for the show will be $75 (£47), with special VIP packages also available.

All proceeds from the event will be donated to Phish's WaterWheel charity and The Vermont Community Foundation.

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