It’s confirmed. Queen + Adam Lambert will headline a concert in Australia to benefit the victims of the devastating bushfires that have been ravaging the continent. Check out the official press release below.
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 line up 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. Fire Fight Australia will be hosted by writer, actor and comedian Celeste Barber, who has already raised more than $50 million towards bushfire relief through her own record-breaking online appeal.
Global rock legends Queen + Adam Lambert will take a short break from their Australian ‘The Rhapsody Tour’ to grace the stage in Sydney for a second time in the wake of their sold-out ANZ Stadium performance the night before to perform a special set.
Grammy award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter k.d. lang will perform two songs including her stunning rendition of “Hallelujah”, the Leonard Cohen classic. Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famer Alice Cooper is also set to appear along with a cavalcade of Australian music industry heavyweights (in alphabetical order); Amy Shark, Baker Boy, Conrad Sewell, Daryl Braithwaite, Delta Goodrem, Grinspoon, Guy Sebastian, Hilltop Hoods, Icehouse, Illy, Jessica Mauboy, John Farnham, Lee Kernaghan, Olivia Newton-John, Peking Duk, Pete Murray, Tina Arena and William Barton with many more to be announced.
Collectively, this all-star list of performers has sold half a billion records. The 9+ hour concert offers revellers a unique opportunity to witness some of the most influential and successful songwriters of all time, all on the one stage and in the name of Fire Fight Australia.
Fire Fight Australia will kick off from 1pm and run till late at ANZ Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park on Sunday 16 February 2020.
Tickets go on sale at 12 Noon (AEDT) Sunday Jan 12 at www.ticketek.com.au and are priced at $100, $85 and $70 with an option to make further donations during purchase. Ticketek Australia is the only authorised seller of Fire Fight Australia tickets. Do not pay more than the prices listed for your tickets.
Concert ticket proceeds from Fire Fight Australia and donations through Ticketek will be shared between the following organisations to help fight the fires through “Rescue”, “Relief and Recovery” and “Rehabilitation”.
“Rescue” – Rural and regional fire services in affected states
“Relief and Recovery” – Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery
“Rehabilitation” – The RSPCA Bushfire Appeal
Fans can also donate to bushfire relief through www.firefightaustralia.com.