Australia’s premier rock talent will spread Christmas cheer by singing for a great cause at Hay Mate: A Bush Christmas Appeal for Our Aussie Farmers next month.
Aussie superstar John Farnham will again lead an all-star lineup to help raise money for Rural Aid, which provides economic and other assistance to drought-hit rural communities including hay, water, and a counselling service.
Farnham will be joined by Jon Stevens, Daryl Braithwaite, Vanessa Amorosi, The Black Sorrows with Vika and Linda, John Williamson, All Our Exes Live in Texas, Tim Wheatley and Little Georgia.
This year’s Hay Mate concert, featuring headliners brought together by Farnham’s manager, Glenn Wheatley, will be held at Mornington Racecourse in Victoria.
John Farnham said: “Our farmers are the backbone of this country. Right now, they are doing it tough as we go through the longest drought in many years.
“We are doing Hay Mate for them. We hope to raise a lot of money to buy hay and water to help keep their stock alive through this incredibly tough time.”
Richard Wilkins and Rebecca Maddern will host the concert and Nine will again run a national telethon for the appeal. Brooke Boney and Tom Steinfort will join a star-studded lineup of talent lending a hand and taking viewers’ calls.
Last year Hay Mate: Buy a Bale raised more than $2.5 million for drought-stricken farmers.
To donate, go to www.haymate.org.au or call 1300 327 624.
Tickets to Hay Mate: A Bush Christmas Appeal for the Aussie Farmers can be purchased here.
Hay Mate: A Bush Christmas Appeal For Our Aussie Farmers
Sunday, December 15, At 8.00pm On Nine