Mega concert in Sydney for bushfire relief

Lawrence Kim
February 17, 2020

The six-song set included "Bohemian Rhapsody", "Radio Ga Ga", "Hammer To Fall", "Crazy Little Thing Called Love", "We Will Rock You" and "We Are The Champions". Delivering high-quality scripted, non-scripted and live content, FOX Entertainment's broadcast network airs 15 hours of primetime programming a week, as well as major sports; and is the only major network to post year-over-year growth among viewers during the 2018-2019 broadcast season.

To honour the late Mercury during Queen's Fire Fight Australia set, video screens onstage featured clips of the rock icon performing at Live Aid.

She praised Australia for coming together in times of need at the beginning of the show.

Organisers said 75,000 people attended the Fire Fight Australia concert on Sunday, which they said sold out within 24 hours of tickets going on sale.

"It's been such a hectic time. As Aussies, we bear together and look after each other - because it turns out the people at the top don't", she said, earning cheers from the massive crowd.

Andrea Gartside chose to attend the nine-hour concert with her friend Maureen Mackie to support the firefighters after the unprecedented fire season. There were 23 artists, both local and worldwide, who put on a show for the city.

The Australian network has teamed up with Fox networks in the US, Sky in the United Kingdom and TVNZ in New Zealand, vastly boosting the fundraising potential of the star-studded concert.

Also on the huge Fire Fight Australia lineup: Alice Cooper, ICEHOUSE, Grinspoon and heaps more.

Amy Shark told the crowd it was the "greatest day of my life".

"Our volunteers across this entire country, they are the ones who saved us", she said.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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