Seven will broadcast “Fire Fight Australia” live, the sold out bushfire relief concert headlined by Queen + Adam Lambert, Michael Bublé, k.d. lang, Alice Cooper, 5 Seconds of Summer, John Farnham and Olivia Newton-John.
Channel Seven, in partnership with TEG Dainty and TEG Live, will broadcast “Fire Fight Australia” live (AEDT) from the ANZ Stadium on Sunday, February 16th from 1.00pm, as the music industry’s best unite to raise money for national bushfire relief.
Seven’s telecast of the 10-hour sold out concert will be presented by Sunrise hosts Samantha Armytage and David Koch, along with Sonia Kruger, Sam Mac, Larry Emdur and Kylie Gillies among others.
Seven Group Holdings (SGH) and its major shareholder Australian Capital Equity (ACE) have already pledged $10 million to the bushfire relief efforts and will co-fund the live telecast with Foxtel.
Seven’s Managing Director and CEO, James Warburton said: “We’re proud to be broadcasting the sold out Fire Fight Australia. The tremendous response to this concert demonstrates the willingness of Australians to support each other in their times of need. We’re looking forward to uniting with our partners TEG Dainty, TEG Live and Foxtel to bring this special, one-off concert to all Australians, helping raise funds for bushfire relief.”
Throughout the broadcast, viewers will be encouraged to donate via www.firefightaustralia.com to support those whose lives have been impacted by the worst bushfire season in living memory. Donations will go to the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal’s Fire Fight Fund.
“Fire Fight Australia” will feature global rock legends Queen + Adam Lambert, global superstar Michael Bublé (exclusive live cross performance), Grammy award winning Canadian singer songwriter k.d. lang, and Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famer Alice Cooper along with a cavalcade of Australian music industry heavy weights (in alphabetical order); 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.
The concert 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.
“Fire Fight Australia” airs live (AEDT) on Channel 7 and 7plus on Sunday, February 16th from 1.00pm.