After the Lewis Capaldi Red Room in Melbourne last week, Nova’s music events team followed it up with a showcase performance from Lizzo last Friday night in Sydney.
Confirmed by Time magazine recently as one of the hottest stars on the planet, Lizzo thrilled fans with an electric performance in Sydney. The intimate show came between her sold-out performances at the Sydney Opera House and her appearance at Paramatta’s FOMO 2020 Festival on the weekend at Paramatta.
Lizzo performed at Sydney hotel The Beresford for 400 of her biggest fans – Nova listeners who’d won their Nova’s Red Room spot on this exclusive event along with guests.
Nova 96.9’s Fitzy & Wippa broke their summer holidays to host the event. Joining them at the show were Nova’s Michelle Stephenson and Matt De Groot, Natalie Locke from Nova 93.7’s Nathan, Nat & Shaun Perth breakfast show and Dean Thomas from Nova 100’s Chrissie, Sam & Browny breakfast show. Also watching on was Nova head of programming Ben Latimer who was just back from time in Adelaide helping the new stars of Adelaide commercial breakfast Ben & Liam adjust to radio peppered with ads.
In the breaks between the set of five songs, Lizzo spoke to the audience about the horror of the bushfires and the resilience of Australians in the aftermath. She spoke also about her first visit to Australia, thanked the hosts for their glowing introduction and voiced her appreciation of the warm reception she had received down under.
Lizzo said: “You think you’re the winners, but I’m the lucky one because I get to perform for you. Thank you for embracing me.”
Lizzo’s hits Truth Hurts, Good as Hell and Juice all drew massive cheers from the excited crowd as the megastar’s powerful vocals, high energy choreography and iconic flute rocked The Beresford like never before!
The hotel’s bar staff greeted her as warmly as the crowd as they danced and filmed the event as did many in the audience.
Nova had strategically placed Red Cross collectors at the entrance and inside the event to help raise funds for bushfire disaster relief and recovery.