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Massive Anzac Day Concert Organised To Thank Frontline Workers

Stewart Perrie

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Massive Anzac Day Concert Organised To Thank Frontline Workers

A large Anzac Day concert has been announced to help thank the people on the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic.

Covid-19 has caused nearly all Dawn Services to be cancelled to ensure there aren't large gatherings of people.

While it's sad we won't be able to recognise the sacrifice our diggers made during wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations in the normal way, organisers of the concert hope to tap into that Aussie spirit and help battle the current war we're facing.

Jimmy Barnes, Tame Impala's Kevin Parker, Ben Lee, Delta Goodrem, Vance Joy and the Rubens have been announced for the big set.

Jimmy Barnes. Credit: PA
Jimmy Barnes. Credit: PA

Joining them will be G Flip, Courtney Barnett, Missy Higgins, Paul Kelly, The Wiggles and other artists.

It'll be streamed on Channel 9 this Saturday (April 25) at 7:30pm AEST. It will also be broadcast in New Zealand on Three/ThreeNow at 9:30pm local time.

Barnes and Frontier Touring/Mushroom Group founder Michael Gudinski came up with the event.

Gudinski said: "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."

Credit: Frontier Touring
Credit: Frontier Touring

Organisers say it's not a fundraiser, but 'an opportunity for our nations to be united by music and celebrate the things that bring us together'.

A statement from Frontier Touring says: "On an Anzac Day like no other, the Australian and New Zealand music community will join together to pay its respects and celebrate the mateship between two great neighbouring nations.

"While recognising and acknowledging the Anzac message, we also turn our attention to those that are currently fighting on the Covid-19 front line and say, 'Thank you'."

The concert will be for all the people who are on the frontline of Covid-19; from healthcare workers to the people keeping food delivered, those making sure our shelves stacked to the people cleaning our streets, and everyone in between.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: News, Australia

Stewart Perrie
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