The 2019/2020 Summer was one that Australians will always remember, and not for the reasons that they have had wished. It became one of the most devastating bushfire seasons recorded with over 18.6 million hectares burnt, 5900+ buildings destroyed including over 2700 homes, one billion animals killed and 34 people killed. The statistics speak for themselves.
It was heartbreaking watching it all happen from a metropolitan city and helplessly feeling like there was nothing I could do. And I wasn’t the only one who was feeling this way.
With the music industry banding together to provide aide in this hard time, fundraiser shows and exclusive merch drops quickly started to pop up from every artist that could lend a hand in this trying time.
With the love being felt throughout the country, Fire Fight Australia was announced through TEG Dainty and TEG Live to provide an exclusive SOLD OUT show in Sydney at ANZ Stadium to further raise money for those affected by these devastating bushfires.
With acts ranging from Queen + Adam Lambert to 5 Seconds Of Summer, K.d. Lang, Alice Cooper, Michael Buble, Delta Goodrem, Guy Sebastian, John Farnham and Icehouse, the star studded line up provided a day/night of relief and pure entertainment.
The historic day was broadcasted live on Channel 7, and saw the country tuning in to witness a momentous and beautiful moment of everyone coming together.
To further provide aide to those affected, Sony Music Entertainment Australia have released the ‘Artists Unite For Fire Fight: Concert For National Bushfire Relief’ album. The 23 track collection provides an audio snapshot of the epic inclusive variety the event offered and the euphoric energy that inhabited the stadium on that day.
The album is available now in store from Sanity and JB Hifi, or digitally through iTunes. All proceeds will be donated to Sony Foundation Australia to support young Australians in Bushfire affected communities.
Everyone involved with the production, distribution and selling of this record have donated their time and resources to make sure that all proceeds are donated to the foundation, as well as all of the artist royalties from this recording.
The 23 tracks selected to create this record have some of the most anthemic moments from the day. With Amy Shark’s ‘I Said Hi’ euphorically telling the world that Australia says hi and thank you for all the support that has been given, to the collective unison of John Farnham’s ‘You’re The Voice’ with Olivia Newton-John, Mitch Tambo and Brian May which keeps the hope alive.
Some of the albums song choices are a little surprising like Queen + Adam Lambert’s inclusion of ‘Hammer To Fall’ and Michael Buble’s inclusion of ‘Such A Night’ which felt like could have been swapped with other song choices. But at the end of the day, this album is about continuing the aide, and remembering the positive change we can make as a society.
This is yet another incredible way to continue to support Australia through the rehabilitation process that the affected areas are currently going through. And it’s a enjoyable way or reliving the beautiful uniting that Australia and some world class performers did together.
You can purchase your copy of Artists Unite For Fire Fight from Sanity HERE; https://smarturl.it/FireFightAlbum
All proceeds will be donated to Sony Foundation Australia to support young Australians in Bushfire affected communities.