Dr John and Lou Reed are to headline a free concert in New York's Central Park to raise funds for the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

New Orleans, Louisiana, native Dr John helped set up the 28 September (05) concert and hopes music fans will give generously to charity workers, who will take cash at the event.

The concert, which is being billed From The Heart Of New York City to the Heart Of New Orleans, will also feature performances from GAVIN DeGRAW, Dar Williams, Drive-By Truckers and IVAN NEVILLE.