Chance to meet the Hemsworths at the top of online auction
Updated 2pm Friday: THE online auction side of the Make It Rain fundraiser has recorded bids for more than $38,000 by noon today with the Hollywood appeal of Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky driving the highest bids.
The total amount so far offered for the ten 'money-cannot-buy' experiences has reached $38,150.
The training session with Hemsworth and Pataky has received a bid for $8,200, keeping it at the top of the list.
Half a day for a song writing session with Bernard Fanning and a full day of recording at Ian Haug's Airlock Studio is currently sitting with a bd of $5050.
An etching by artist Ben Quilty has a current bid of 4500.
A tennis lesson or a game for three people with Pat Rafter is going for $3550.
A Maton SRS808 s-n 18300 guitar signed by members of Powderfinger is currently going for $3050.
At $3050 is also a surf session around the NSW/Queensland border with Mick Fanning and Joel Parkinson.
A golden ticket for two to the Fortitude Music Hall to all publicly ticketed 2020 concerts is at $2850.
A chance for four people to brew their own beer at Stone and Wood is currently going for $2650.
A personal styling session at Spell and the Gypsy Collective Byron Bay boutique with Isabella Pennefather, champagne and a $500 tab at the shop is current at a bid of $2650.
A surfboard personally signed and owned by Stephanie Gilmore has received a bid for $2600.
The online auction at makeitrain2020.com.au closes on January 17, 2020.
Original story: THE Hemsworth-Pataky effect was all the Make it Rain fundraiser needed to become viral and the must-have ticket of the season.
The second music show sold out only hours after it was confirmed that, on top of the star-studded line up, Hollywood leading man Chris Hemsworth will act as MC for the evening.
Also, to the long list of 'money cannot buy' experiences in the online auction, it's the training session with Hemsworth and wife Elsa Pataky that is attracting the most attention.
Organisers of Make it Rain confirmed tickets are selling fast for the music shows.
"Thursday sold out in a couple of hours and Wednesday is selling fast," a spokeswoman said.
The online auction is also going great.
"In the past 24 hours, it is collectively at $30,000, with the training session with Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky as the hottest property, sitting at $6150," the spokeswoman said. There are almost 500 registered bidders already.
The items auctioned as part of the fundraiser are:
• An original etching from award-winning artist Ben Quilty
• A personal training session with Chris Hemsworth and wife Elsa Pataky
• A tennis lesson or game for three with Pat Rafter
• A song writing session with ARIA Award winner Bernard Fanning
• A recording session at La Cueva Studios in Byron Bay with Grammy Award-winning producer Nick Didia (Pearl Jam, Rage Against The Machine, Powderfinger, Bernard Fanning, Mastodon)
• A personal styling session at the Byron boutique with Isabella (Spelly), champagne and a $500 tab at the shop from Spell & The Gypsy Collective
• A golden ticket for you and one more person to all publicly ticketed concerts at The Fortitude Music Hall in 2020
• You and three people join the legendary Stone & Wood Head Brewer to brew your very own beer, plus more to be added.
The online auction opened yesterday and closes on January 17, 2020.
The Music Shows
Stone & Wood is donating several fundraising Karma Kegs for the evening, plus a prize of lunch and drinks at the brewery and four cases of fresh beer.
The show's line up is:
• Wednesday, January 8, At The Beach Hotel, Byron Bay, featuring Wolfmother, ARC (members of Spiderbait/You Am I/Jet/Even), Jackson Carroll, Monica Frances. Tickets selling fast.
• Thursday, January 9, at The Beach Hotel, Byron Bay, is sold out. The show will feature Bernard Fanning, T'N'T, Tim Rogers, Tex Perkins & The Loose Rubber Band, Jimmy Willing & The Real Gone Hick-Ups (feat. The Buffalo Gals) and special guest MC, Chris Hemsworth.