Nine announces Music From The Home Front special

The biggest names in Australian music will join forces this Anzac Day to perform from their own homes in a televised concert dedicated to the frontline workers against the Covid-19 pandemic.
Screening on Anzac Day this Saturday, April 25 from 7.30pm on Nine, the uplifting Music From The Home Front will give viewers a front row seat to performances from artists including Ben Lee, Birds Of Tokyo with West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Courtney Barnett, Delta Goodrem, G Flip, Ian Moss, Jimmy Barnes, Kevin Parker (Tame Impala), Missy Higgins, Paul Kelly, The Rubens, The Wiggles, Vance Joy and Vika & Linda Bull.

More artists as well as hosts for the show will be announced in the coming days.

As the world reels from the pandemic and billions of people retreat into isolation, the frontline healthcare heroes battling the deadly virus, and all the essential workers are continuing to keep us and our families safe.

Set up by Michael Gudinski with some help from iconic Australian rocker Jimmy Barnes, Music From The Home Front is a big thank you to these workers, and is especially poignant on what is a sacred day for Australians. For those who have fought under our flags and those who serve on the frontline in the fight against Covid-19, we salute you on this very different Anzac Day.

The event, which will not contain a fundraising element, will also feature celebrities joining the huge chorus of Australians expressing their gratitude to the brave men and women putting their lives on the line in this unprecedented battle.

The unique performances will encourage all Australians who are staying home to invoke the Anzac spirit by coming together to recognize the work of all frontline workers.

Adrian Swift, Nine’s Head of Content Production and Development said: “Music From The Home Front is a salute from Australia and New Zealand’s music communities to everyone serving our nations under lockdown. From the military this Anzac Day to all those on the frontline fighting COVID-19 and those working to keep food delivered, shelves stacked and streets cleaned. And it’s an opportunity for everyone watching to say thanks too just by texting us as we go to air this very different Anzac Day.”

Michael Gudinski, CEO of Frontier Touring and Chairman of the Mushroom Group said: “Throughout history music has helped people through times of hardship. Music From The Home Front is about uniting Australian and New Zealanders through the power of music in a time that we all need a bit of hope and happiness.”

 

Updated Apri l 24   Australian music powerhouses and The Voice Coaches Delta Goodrem and Guy Sebastian will join David Campbell and Melbourne radio star Christian O’Connell as hosts of Music From The Home Front

Delta and Guy will both present and perform from their respective homes, joining viewers in an intimate Anzac Day concert thanking frontline workers during this Covid-19 crisis. David Campbell will be hosting from the Nine Sydney studios and ARN Pure GOLD Network host Christian O’Connell will present from his house.

In addition to the stellar line-up of artists already announced, it was revealed this morning that global sensation Tones And I will perform. She joins Andrew Farriss (INXS), Archie Roach, Bliss N Eso, Diesel, Emma Donovan, Guy Sebastian, Jack River, John Schumann & the Vagabond Crew, Jon Stevens, Lee Kernaghan, Lime Cordiale, Troy Cassar-Daley, and Vince Harder to perform from their own homes in a televised concert dedicated to the frontline workers against the Covid-19 pandemic.

It was announced yesterday Amy & George Sheppard, Dean Lewis, DMA’s,  James Morrison, James Reyne, Jess Hitchcock, Mahalia Barnes, Mark Seymour, Shane Howard, Tim Minchin and William Barton will also perform. This is in addition to Ben Lee, Birds Of Tokyo with West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Courtney Barnett, Delta Goodrem, G Flip, Ian Moss, Jimmy Barnes, Kevin Parker (Tame Impala), Missy Higgins, Paul Kelly, The Rubens, The Wiggles, Vance Joy and Vika & Linda Bull.

There are also set to be some surprises revealed tomorrow.

Set up by Michael Gudinski with some help from iconic Australian rocker Jimmy Barnes, Music From The Home Front is a big thank you to the essential workers, and is especially poignant on what is a sacred day for Australians. For those who have fought under our flags and those who serve on the frontline in the fight against Covid-19, we salute you on this very different Anzac Day.
Music From The Home Front will screen this Saturday, April 25 from 7.30pm on Nine and 9Now.