Foxtel is teaming up with Federation Square to convert the thriving Melbourne precinct into a live viewing site for the sell-out FIRE FIGHT AUSTRALIA concert this Sunday.
Foxtel’s broadcast of the historic benefit concert will be shown live and in full on Fed Square’s giant screen – the largest public screen in Australia – allowing thousands of guests to enjoy the spectacular line-up of local and international artists as they come together to raise money for bushfire relief.
In addition, hosts Eddie McGuire, Shaynna Blaze and other special guests will be based at the iconic Melbourne site where they will cross live to Foxtel’s purpose built studio within Sydney’s ANZ Stadium.
Foxtel’s Executive Director of Television, Brian Walsh, said: “Foxtel is very proud to be broadcasting this special event for all Australians, and delighted that our friends at Fed Square are joining us on this history-making concert. Adding Melbourne to the television line-up helps broaden the reach of this important fundraising event and enables Victorians who are also affected by this crisis to get involved.”
Fed Square Chief Executive Officer, Dr Xavier Csar, said: “For years Victorians have come to Fed Square for celebration and healing. We are teaming up with Foxtel to enable our community to get behind this worthy cause.”
FIRE FIGHT AUSTRALIA will be headlined by rock legends Queen + Adam Lambert, who will be joined by a stellar line-up of international talent including global superstar Michael Bublé (exclusive live cross), Grammy award winning Canadian singer songwriter k.d. lang and Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famer Alice Cooper.
These international artists will appear alongside a cavalcade of Australian music industry heavy weights including 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.
Foxtel’s broadcast of FIRE FIGHT AUSTRALIA will kick off with a one-hour pre-show from midday AEDT, hosted from inside ANZ Stadium by Peter Stefanovic and Laura Jayes. Coverage of the concert will start from 1.00pm AEDT, and will be hosted by Rove McManus, Matt Shirvington, Deborah Hutton, Jason Dundas and Hannah Hollis, amongst others.
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*.
Foxtel’s coverage of FIRE FIGHT AUSTRALIA will be live and in full on FOX8, [V] and available in stunning 4K on Foxtel Ultra HD channel 400 on Sunday February 16 from the following times: 1.00pm in NSW, VIC and TAS; 12.30pm in SA; 12.00pm in QLD and 10.00am in WA. The concert will also be available to stream live on Foxtel Now and Foxtel GO.
For Victorians wanting to enjoy the concert on the big screen, head to Federation Square from 12.00pm onwards. Visit www.fedsquare.com.au for more details.