For the past several months Australia has been experiencing catastrophic bushfires across the country. With the fires continuing to rage on and reports of record high levels of damage and loss, the bushfires have become the subject of heightened global attention in the past few weeks. Celebrities such as Chris Hemsworth, Sir Elton John, Kendall Jenner, P!nk, Kylie Minogue, Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban, and more have all made huge donations, while comedian Celeste Barber’s fundraiser is now nearing a whopping $50 million!
This week Australian promoters TEG Dainty and TEG Live have announced that they’re organising a massive benefit concert promising "a stellar line-up of major international and local artists”. Fire Fight Australia - National Concert for Bushfire Relief is set to take place from 1 - 10pm on Sunday 16 February at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium.
The date and location has begun to fuel speculation that performers could include rock royalty Queen + Adam Lambert, who are playing at ANZ Stadium the night before on their Rhapsody World Tour. Queen guitarist Brian May addressed the rumour while in the UK, stating that they had been approached for a “Live Aid-style benefit concert”. However, he added that "No one is making an announcement yet because we don't know what the situation will be. This is like six weeks away but we are looking at doing something like that."
Also playing in Olympic Park the night before is legendary shock rocker Alice Cooper, with support by Airbourne and MC50, giving fans hope that all three artists may also make appearances.
As of right now no artists have been confirmed, but TEG have stated that we can expect an announcement next week. You can RSVP to the official Facebook event or follow the #FireFightAustralia on social media to stay up-to-date info as details are released.