Anaid joins star cast for youth gala event
She joins Triple J breakfast announcer Robbie Buck and actress Rachel Ward.
Ms Anaid said she had contacted awards organisers, offering to perform after one of her band members read about it in The Northern Star.
“I'm a local girl myself, and this is something that is pretty close to my heart,” she said.
“I've come from an impoverished background and donated part of the profits from my last CD, Live At The Bush Theatre, to an organisation called Youth Off The Streets.
“I'm also planning a future project where I'll be recording with some homeless kids from Sydney.
“The youth are the future.”
The Kids In Community Awards recognise young people on the Northern Rivers who are positive role models for their peers.
Ms Anaid, then an ambitious 19-year-old, shot from obscurity to national stardom in 1997 with her song I Go Off.
Since then she has released three studio albums, and her single Last Thing became the most downloaded song ever in one week on I-Tunes.
She has just written her next single, which celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Woodstock festival this year.