Nova and smoothfm thank essential workers with a special music event

• Nova and smoothfm’s Thank You Concert will be held on Saturday 20 June at 8pm.

Nova Entertainment has announced the launch of Nova and smoothfm’s Thank You Concert which will acknowledge the incredible work, and share the stories, of those working in essential services who are keeping the community safe and running during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nova and smoothfm are working with music label partners to deliver an exclusive live streamed music event to recognise and say thank you to Australia’s front-line workers on Saturday 20 June.

Nova Entertainment will provide an opportunity for listeners to nominate and share the story of someone they know who has been working at the forefront of COVID-19 – from supermarket staff and medical workers to teachers and cleaners or anyone who has been at the front-line during this pandemic – and put them forward to experience Nova and smoothfm’s Thank You Concert. Those people only will be able to watch the streamed event.

Cathy O’Connor, Nova Entertainment CEO told Mediaweek, “It is a challenging time for so many people and as a business we recognise the important role that Nova and smooth plays in informing, entertaining and supporting our listeners during this crisis. The power of music has never been more evident and by partnering with our music record labels, and some of the most talented local and international artists, we are excited to create a special music event to thank and acknowledge those playing an essential role in our community at this time.”

Paul Jackson, Nova Entertainment’s chief programming & marketing officer, said, “This special live stream music event has been created to celebrate our essential workers and all they have done to help Australians during this global health crisis. We are so grateful that the artists involved are so giving of their time to show their Australian fans how much they mean to them.”

The Thank You Concert will be hosted by Kent ‘Smallzy’ Small and Richard Wilkins, artists will donate their time to perform exclusively, or share their experiences in intimate interviews and messages, for front-line workers watching the unique event.

Keith Urban, Amy Shark, Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran and Michael Bublé are the first of over 20 artists involved, with further artists to be announced every day from 3pm on Nova and smoothfm, and the full line up revealed in Nova’s Kate, Tim & Marty drive show and with Simon Diaz on smoothfm on Friday 5 June.

To nominate someone in the community who deserves recognition for the significant role they continue to play during these trying times, head to or for all the details.

Nova and smoothfm’s Thank You Concert will be held on Saturday 20 June at 8pm.

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