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Suffer Fire Fight Australia FOMO no more. Foxtel and Seven will broadcast the sold-out bushfire benefit concert live from ANZ Stadium in Sydney on February 16.
About 70,000 tickets to the epic line-up headlined by Queen and Adam Lambert were snapped up in a day so the co-funded broadcast will entertain those who missed out and raise more money for the relief effort.
Foxtel will telecast the 10-hour concert on its Fox8, V and 4K Ultra HD channels, with hosts including Peter Stefanovic, Laura Jayes, Rove McManus, Matt Shirvington, Deborah Hutton, Jason Dundas, Hannah Hollis, Shaynna Blaze and Eddie McGuire.
Seven has assembled their Sunrise and Morning Show teams to helm their broadcast.
Fire Fight Australia kicks off from 1pm (AEDT) and will also be streamed via Foxtel Go and 7plus.
The concert line-up, production and broadcast deals lead by TEG Dainty and TEG live have come together in just a few weeks as the Australian bushfire emergency claimed 34 lives, more than 2600 homes and destroyed one billion animals.
Queen has donated their stage for the production and international guests including k.d. Lang, Alice Cooper and Michael Buble offered to lend their talents.
The Australian line-up features 5 Seconds of Summer, 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.
Fire Fight Australia will be hosted by comedian and actor Celeste Barber who spearheaded a $50 million social media fundraising campaign as her husband’s family were evacuated from their homes on the NSW south coast.
“I’m so pumped, honoured and completely overwhelmed to be hosting the FIRE FIGHT AUSTRALIA concert,” she said.
“It’s going to be such an amazing event that’s being broadcast across Australia (hi, Mum!) and I am so excited to be a part of it.
“We really want to help lift spirits, band together and raise some much- needed funds for the bush fire relief.”
Fans watching from home can donate to the recovery effort during the telecast via
www.firefightaustralia.com to support those whose lives have been affected by the worst bushfire season in living memory.
All donations made throughout the broadcast will go directly to the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal’s Fire Fight Fund to ensure local community groups can access support throughout their recovery journey, when the time is right for them.