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Queen, Cooper & more to perform at bushfire relief concert

Jan 13 (Agencies) | Publish Date: 1/13/2020 11:36:08 AM IST

 Queen and Alice Cooper have been announced among the first round of artists performing at a benefit concert for Australian bushfire relief.

Taking place at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium on February 16, other names on the bill include k.d. lang, Olivia Newton-John, Daryl Braithwaite, John Farnham, and more, with some still to be announced.

Queen guitarist Brian May revealed earlier in the week that the band had been asked to play the benefit concert on an open date during their seven gigs scheduled in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide and the Gold Coast from February 13 to 29.

According to 7 News, the show, which is being called Fire Fight Australia, will take place over nine hours and all proceeds from the event will go toward a number of different organisations that are working to fight the ongoing fires.

There will be 70,000 tickets available at three different price points ($70, $85, and $100). Tickets go on sale tomorrow (January 13) at noon Australian Eastern Standard Time on the Fire Fight Australia website. The benefit concert’s full lineup are Alice Cooper,  Amy Shark, Baker Boy, Conrad Sewell, Daryl Braithwaite, Delta Goodrem, Grinspoon, Guy Sebastian, Hilltop Hoods, Icehouse, Illy, Jessica Mauboy, John Farnham, k.d. lang, Lee Kernaghan, Olivia Newton-John, Peking Duk, Pete Murray, Queen & Adam Lambert, Tina Arena and William Barton.

Meanwhile, celebrities such as Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie, Selena Gomez and more have donated to emergency services to help aid the country’s battle against the ongoing bushfire crisis.

In music, the likes of Metallica, Nick Cave, Pink and Elton John have all pledged to help victims of the Australia bushfires. 

(NME)

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