Australian music fans are hailing bushfire relief concert, Fire Fight Australia as the Live Aid of our time. Audiences are taking to social media to share their enthusiasm as tickets went on sale this afternoon. One user tweeted, "Can't wait to support this super worthy event." Others commented on the lineup of performers, saying that they were "proud to see such an amazing lineup of Oz and international artists coming together."
One of the biggest acts in that lineup will be Queen and Adam Lambert. Lambert took to Twitter to share his excitement, saying he was proud to be performing with the band as part of the bushfire relief efforts. The band, will join the relief effort while in Sydney for their Rhapsody Tour.
The Fire Fight concert will be hosted by Australian comedian Celeste Barber and promoted by TEG Live and TEG Dainty. "I’m so pumped to be hosting this event to raise money for the national bushfire relief. I’ve already started stretching,” says Barber on Facebook.
The Sydney-based comedian has made headlines with her bushfire relief efforts, having raised over $50 million with her Facebook fundraiser for the NSW RFS, far exceeding the original $30,000 target.
The concert, due to take place at ANZ Stadium on February 16, will feature a variety of Australian and international acts including Amy Shark, Baker Boy, Hilltop Hoods, Pete Murray and Tina Arena. All ticket profits will go towards rural and regional fire services, the Red Cross and the RSPCA.
Australian singer Delta Goodrem will also perform at the event. Goodrem last week released a new single called Let it Rain. All proceeds from the song are being donated to bushfire relief efforts.
Guy Sebastian, who last year took out the ARIA Award for song of the year will also be a part of the lineup. Sebastian tweeted today that he was “thrilled” to be joining the group of high profile performers to raise funds for bushfire relief.
Tickets are on sale from midday Monday, January 13. Full details here.