Airdate: Fire Fight Australia
Foxtel & Seven both confirm broadcast details for 10 hour Live broadcast for Bushfire Relief.
Seven and Foxtel have both confirmed broadcast details for a marathon broadcast of Fire Fight Australia, the massive benefit concert for Bushfire Relief.
Both will air the event Live around Australia for 10 hours from 1pm AEDT on Sunday February 16. Each will have separate presenters.
The event is held at ANZ Stadium hosted by Celeste Barber, who has raised more than $50m through social media.
Artists appearing include Queen + Adam Lambert, Michael Bublé (Live cross from Melbourne), k.d. lang, Alice Cooper, John Farnham, Olivia Newton-John, 5 Seconds of Summer, Tina Arena, Delta Goodrem, Guy Sebastian, Daryl Braithwaite, Jessica Mauboy, Lee Kernaghan, Amy Shark, Baker Boy, Conrad Sewell, Grinspoon, Hilltop Hoods, Icehouse, Illy, Peking Duk, Pete Murray and William Barton.
Seven’s telecast will be presented on 7 and 7plus hosted by Sunrise hosts Samantha Armytage and David Koch, with Sonia Kruger, Sam Mac, Larry Emdur and Kylie Gillies among others.
Seven’s Managing Director and CEO, James Warburton said: “We’re proud to be broadcasting the sold out Fire Fight Australia. The tremendous response to this concert demonstrates the willingness of Australians to support each other in their times of need. We’re looking forward to uniting with our partners TEG Dainty, TEG Live and Foxtel to bring this special, one-off concert to all Australians, helping raise funds for bushfire relief.”
Foxtel’s broadcast will be ad-free on FOX8 HD and delivered in Dolby Digital, and will be simulcast on Channel [V]. It will also be available in 4K ULTRA HD, plus streaming live on Foxtel Now and Foxtel GO. Foxtel’s broadcast will be hosted from a purpose built studio at ANZ Stadium, with behind the scenes backstage access and one on one interviews. Hosts and special guests include Peter Stefanovic, Laura Jayes, Rove McManus, Matt Shirvington, Deborah Hutton, Jason Dundas, Hannah Hollis, Shaynna Blaze and Eddie McGuire. Further special guests will be announced in coming days.
Foxtel CEO Patrick Delany said: “We are incredibly pleased to be part of this amazing effort by the entertainment industry, our partners TEG Dainty, TEG Live and Seven, and all of the local and international artists who have come together to provide a helping hand to communities affected by the devastating bushfires Australia is continuing to experience.
“Helping drive donations through our broadcast is another way Foxtel can show its support for people impacted by the fires.”
*All donations made throughout the broadcast will go directly to the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal’s Fire Fight Fund to ensure local community groups can access support throughout their recovery journey, when the time is right for them. For more information visit: frrr.org.au/FRRR-