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Queen Asked To Perform At Fire Fight Australia Benefit Gig For Bushfire Crisis

Queen Asked To Perform At Fire Fight Australia Benefit Gig For Bushfire Crisis

A charity gig is being organised to help those affected by the bushfire crisis and the search is on to find a potential headline act.

The legendary rock band Queen has been asked to perform, according to guitarist Brian May.

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The band will be in Australia during February to perform for their loving fans, with Adam Lambert in the place of the late Freddie Mercury.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Interestingly, the Fire Fight Australia concert has been set for Sunday 16 February in Sydney at Stadium Australia, and Queen are in the same city to perform the night before. It's the perfect timing.

Other big names tipped to be performing include The Hilltop Hoods, Michael Bublé, Alice Cooper, Cold Chisel and Delta Goodrem.

An official announcement from organisers TEG Dainty and TEG Live stated: "This is a major musical event which will see globally-renowned artists from Australia and around the world come together to perform and show solidarity with people whose lives have been disrupted by the bushfires."

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The full lineup will be announced next week on Wednesday 15 January.

Delta Goodrem. Credit: PA
Delta Goodrem. Credit: PA

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The chief executive of TEG Dainty, Geoff Jones, said the company has been flooded with offers and will be delicately going through them all to see what works best.

Jones said: "We are honoured to have such iconic acts volunteering for such an important cause.

"This has been a national tragedy that has touched people around the world and we want to do our bit to contribute."

If you're not able to get to that concert then there might be another one that you would enjoy.

World famous group The Wiggles has announced a bushfire relief concert to raise funds for organisations that are helping with the bushfire.

People who grew up in the 90s will remember the likes of Anthony Field, Murray Cook, Greg Page and Jeff Fatt as the OG Red, Blue, Yellow and Purple Wiggles.

They've announced they're putting on an over-18s reunion concert, with all the proceeds going towards to the Australian Red Cross and the NSW Wildlife Information Rescue and Education Service (WIRES).

They'll be playing at the Castle Hill RSL on 18 January, and Blue Wiggle Anthony Field told 2GB Radio: "People can drink whatever they like and sing along to 'Joannie Works With Five Hammers'!

"We've got some firies coming down from the Newcastle area. We want them to take the applause on behalf of all the firies.

"They're really looking forward to it too, just getting out there and I suppose just for an hour or two forgetting about what they've been doing and seeing, and put a bit of a smile on their face too."

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Topics: Entertainment, Music, Bushfires, Australia

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.