Seven, Foxtel to screen Fire Fight Australia concert.

It will take 2 broadcasters to cover the massive bushfire relief concert next month in Sydney.

Seven and Foxtel will screen the massive Fire Fight Australia concert being staged at ANZ Stadium, Sydney on February 16.

The sold out tour is expected to screen across 9+ hours of Live broadcasting with a knockout roll-call of performers including Queen + Adam Lambert, Michael Buble, k.d. lang, Alice Cooper, John Farnham, Olivia Newton-John, 5 Seconds of Summer, Amy Shark, Baker Boy, Conrad Sewell, Daryl Braithwaite, Delta Goodrem, Grinspoon, Guy Sebastian, Hilltop Hoods, Icehouse, Illy, Jessica Mauboy, Lee Kernaghan, Peking Duk, Pete Murray, Tina Arena and William Barton and more.

Celeste Barber, who raised more than $50 million, is host with Seven and Foxtel to both draw upon their own presenters for backstage segments when acts are switched over.

Seven is also expected to offer a multichannel for performances during its 6pm news.

It will also fall on the second Sunday of the TV ratings year meaning Married At First Sight and Dancing with the Stars will face event competition.

Programming details are yet to be finalised. But this one will be big, folks….!

Seven and Foxtel have been contacted for comment.

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  1. I’m really grateful this is happening. My 23 year old son battled raging bushfires every night for 3 weeks to save his grandmother’s and her neighbours homes in the Taree hinterland. I’m so very proud of my son, my family home would not be here today if it was not for his and many locals staying behind after everyone else got evacuated. As I live in Qld, I was on constant high alert and so afraid I’d not see him again as communication to the area was very sparse.
    Thank you so much to all the entertainers and everyone behind the scenes for putting this together. ???? Much love to you all.

    1. Both Seven and Nine regularly bump sports programming (usually to 7mate and 9Gem) when the news is on in your local area. Ten are the only network that tend to move the news to a secondary channel. Just be thankful it is on FTA. The two Sound Relief concerts were only live on Foxtel (V and Max IIRC)

      1. With respect David, there is precedent for a multi channel approach. Here in Australia all FTA commercial networks & ABC Asia & regionals combined for a fund raiser and that was in January 2005 after the Asian Tsumani. There was a multi act concert at the Opera House, donations panels and call centre at Telstra Dome, plus reporters via satellite in all the affected countries in the region. In the US, all four major commercial networks and most of the news & entertainment cablers ran a short “telethon” to raise funds for victims of Hurricanes Harvey & Irma in September 2017. It featured live studio entertainment performances from NYC & LA as well as celebrities and a phone donation panel/call centre area and crosses to the affected regions.

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