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Queen and Adam Lambert, Alice Cooper, k.d. lang Confirmed For Sydney Bushfire Relief Concert

Adam Lambert and Brian May of Queen
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Adam Lambert and Brian May of Queen in concert at The Forum on July 19, 2019 in Inglewood, Calif. 

Queen and Adam Lambert, Alice Cooper, k.d. lang, Olivia Newton-John and John Farnham will fire-up Sydney’s ANZ Stadium next month for a massive bushfire relief concert. 

Produced by TEG’s concerts arms TEG Dainty and TEG Live, Fire Fight Australia will take place Feb. 16 at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium, with all profits and contributions going to “Rescue” (rural and regional fire services), “Relief and Recovery” (Red Cross disaster relief and recovery) and “Rehabilitation” (RSPCA Bushfire Appeal).   

Also confirmed for the Fire Fight Australia concert are high-flying homegrown artists Amy Shark, Baker Boy, Conrad Sewell, Daryl Braithwaite, Delta Goodrem, Grinspoon, Guy Sebastian, Hilltop Hoods, Icehouse, Illy, Jessica Mauboy, Lee Kernaghan, Peking Duk, Pete Murray, Tina Arena and William Barton.   

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

YES !!! It’s official. We’re donating our stage from our QAL show the previous night in Sydney for this great line-up of talent to raise money for Bushfire Relief. -------- 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) today at www.ticketek.com.au and are priced at $100, $85 and $70 with an option to make further contributions to bushfire relief 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. All concert ticket profits and all contributions through Ticketek will go towards key organisations providing vital “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 All Media Enquiries: media@firefightaustralia.com All Other Enquiries: info@firefightaustralia.com Bri

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The nine-hour-plus concert will be hosted by actor and comedian Celeste Barber, who has already raised more than A$50 million ($35 million) towards bushfire relief via her own online appeal.

Tickets are on sale at Ticketek and donations can be made at FireFightAustralia.com.

The Sydney spectacular was announced last week to help combat devastating bushfires that have taken dozens of lives, destroyed thousands of homes and razed more than 12 million hectares, an area roughly the size of the states of Vermont and New Hampshire, combined.

The wider music industry has moved quickly to raise money for organizations battling the calamity and those helping to rebuild and repair.
Benefit concerts have popped up across the country, and a long line of artists have donated sums to good causes including Elton John, Metallica, Nick Cave, Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman, Pink and Flume.

Live Nation Entertainment’s Australian businesses are also helping out. On Monday, LN’s domestic affiliate and local companies (Live Nation, Secret Sounds, Ticketmaster and Moshtix) pledged a minimum of A$500,000 ($345,000) to support bushfire relief efforts.

“Our hearts and thoughts are with those affected by the widespread devastation across the country,” reads a social media post.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Our hearts and thoughts are with those affected by the widespread devastation across the country. ? ? Live Nation Entertainment’s Australian businesses (@livenationoznz, @secretsounds, @ticketmasterau & @moshtix) are pledging $500,000 to support bushfire relief efforts.? ? We will be working with artists announcing tours in the months of January and February to raise funds through donations, charity upsells and auction off experience. ? ? We would like to extend our utmost gratitude to the many volunteers, firefighters and emergency services who continue to work bravely and tirelessly – thank you.? ? (Photo by Nathan Edwards/Getty Images)

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Funds pledged and raised by LN will be distributed between bushfire recovery and wildlife related organizations, and the concerts company will work with artists in the weeks and months ahead to raise funds through donations, charity upsells and the auction of experiences. 

Both Ticketmaster and Moshtix will donate ticket handling fees for tickets to approved bushfire related fundraising gigs andevents.

“Our thoughts are with Australia,” wrote Live Nation Entertainment president and CEO Michael Rapino in an Instagram post. 


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