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Sydney’s Fire Fight Australia concert sells out within 24 hours
The organisers of the Fire Fight Australia bushfire relief concert scheduled to be held at ANZ Stadium in Sydney on Sunday 16th February 2020 have advised that tickets for the event have sold-out within 24 hours.
Having announced a line-up featuring the likes of Queen, Tina Arena and Olivia Newton-John, more than 70,000 people are set to descend on ANZ Stadium next month to raise money for the Australian bushfire relief effort.
Welcoming the response to what will be anine-hour concert, organisers advised that the sell-out demonstrated a "heartwarming display of unity and solidarity during times of national hardship".
The concert will be compered by comedian Celeste Barber who has made global headlines in recent weeks thanks to raising more than $50 million for rural fire services - the largest social media fundraiser Facebook has ever hosted.
Commenting on Barber’s role, Fire Fight organiser Paul Dainty stated "Celeste has done an amazing job raising the money she has.
"She is great with the quips and the dialogue that will bring another dimension to the day. She will be the glue to get through the day and night."
Mindful that the sold out event may well attract ticket scalpers, TEG has warned “do not play more than the Ticketek listed price”.
The current catastrophic bushfire are also inspiring other concerts to raise money for bushfire relief efforts.
Promoter Michael Gudinski is reportedly planning to bring back the 2009 Sound Relief concerts that raised money in the wake of Black Saturday. At the time, the events held in Sydney and Melbourne raised more than $8 million. Gudinski plans to hold the 2020 Sound Relief concerts in March across five cities.
Smaller-scale concerts are also in the process of raising hundreds of thousands of dollars. In Melbourne, a massive comedy fundraiser at St Kilda's Palais Theatre featuring Hannah Gadsby, Wil Anderson and Dave Hughes has raised more than $200,000. Organisers advised that tickets sold out within 10 minutes.
12th January 2020 - Royal Agricultural Society fears impact of bushfires on Sydney Easter Show
11th January 2020 - Bushfire impacted Rainbow Serpent Festival to be reborn
10th January 2020 - Sport and venues rally to back bushfire relief
9th January 2020 - Bushfires have massive impact on Australian tourism industry
8th January 2020 - Sydney Festival show cancelled due to bushfires and poor air quality
6th January 2020 - TEG to stage benefit concert for bushfire relief at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium
16th December 2019 - Live Performance Australia says industry is waiting for Viagogo to communicate
9th October 2019 - Geoff Jones outlines TEG’s international growth plans
26th March 2019 - Promoters Gudinski and Chugg announce new partnership
16th January 2014 - Climate Council: Australian heatwaves more frequent, hotter and longer
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