Seven & Foxtel unite for live broadcast of Fire Fight benefit concert

• Seven managing director and CEO James Warburton comments

TEG Dainty and TEG Live has confirmed Seven and Foxtel have joined forces to broadcast Fire Fight Australia (#FireFightAustralia) live, inviting all Australians to come together as the music industry’s best unite to raise money for national bushfire relief.

The broadcasters will present the 10-hour sold out concert live (AEDT) from ANZ Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park on Sunday, 16 February.

Fire Fight Australia will air on Seven, FOX8 HD and [V] from 1pm on 16 February with coverage on Foxtel Now, Foxtel GO and 7plus throughout the event.

Viewers will be encouraged to donate via www.firefightaustralia.com to support those whose lives have been impacted by the worst bushfire season in living memory. Donations will go to the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal’s Fire Fight Fund*.

The concert will be hosted by writer, actor and comedian Celeste Barber (pictured), who has already raised more than $50 million towards bushfire relief through her own record-breaking online appeal.

Seven managing director and CEO James Warburton said: “We’re proud to be partnering with TEG and Foxtel on the broadcast of 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 to fund the production of this special, one-off concert, ensuring national reach to help raise funds to support bushfire relief.”

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 concert ticket profits will go towards key organisations providing vital Rescue, Relief & Recovery and Rehabilitation.

Top photo: Celeste Barber photo by Hugh Stewart

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