The continuing bushfires across Australia have dominated headlines across the globe in recent months. Now a host of musicians, both Australian and international, are coming together to raise funds for relief efforts in the benefit concert Fire Fight Australia.
Fire Fight Australia’s website sums up why this is so important.
“With so many lives lost, countless homes destroyed, an estimated one billion animals killed and around 11 million hectares of Australia’s pristine bushland razed, TEG Dainty and TEG Live are proud and humbled to present a spectacular lineup of artists to perform at FIRE FIGHT AUSTRALIA on Sunday 16 February 2020 at ANZ Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park to raise money for NATIONAL BUSHFIRE RELIEF.”
“FIRE FIGHT AUSTRALIA (#FireFightAustralia) will see ANZ Stadium play host to international and local music icons as they unite to share one stage for Australia during its time of need”.
Taking to the stage are a number of recent Australian Eurovision alumni, namely Guy Sebastian and Jessica Mauboy. Olivia Newton-John of Grease fame, an Australian who represented the United Kingdom and finished 4th in 1974, will also perform.
Beyond the Eurovision bubble, international rock icons Queen and Adam Lambert will take a break from their Australian The Rhapsody Tour in order to give a special performance.
The biggest names in the Australian music industry are set to appear, including Delta Goodrem, who sits alongside Guy Sebastian as a judge on The Voice Australia. As well as hit-maker Conrad Sewell, the voice behind Kygo’s hit Firestone and his solo single “Start Again”, which was awarded Song of the Year in 2015 at Australia’s ARIA Music Awards.
Concert organisers are keen to stress that all profits will go to those in need.
“All concert ticket profits and all contributions through Ticketek will go towards these key organisations providing vital rescue, relief, recovery and rehabilitation: Rural and regional fire services, Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery, and RSPCA Bushfire Appeal.”
Tickets for the concert are available here.