Fire Fight Australia: International and Australian stars to play 10-hour show

Queen and Adam Lambert headline Fight Fire Australia in Sydney on Sunday, February 16. Picture: Bojan Hohnjec
Queen and Adam Lambert headline Fight Fire Australia in Sydney on Sunday, February 16. Picture: Bojan Hohnjec

International and Australian music icons will take to the stage next week to raise money for bushfire relief and recovery.

Fire Fight Australia will also be beamed live into Australian homes with Channel 7 and Foxtel broadcasting the whole 10-hour show.

The sold-out concert takes place at ANZ Stadium on Sunday, February 16 from 1pm

It will feature global rock legends Queen + Adam Lambert, Michael Bublé (who will do an exclusive live cross performance), Grammy award winning Canadian singer songwriter k.d. lang, and Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Famer Alice Cooper.

Australian music industry heavyweights will join them on stage.

They include 5 Seconds of Summer, Amy Shark, Baker Boy, Conrad Sewell, Daryl Braithwaite, Delta Goodrem, Grinspoon, Guy Sebastian, Hilltop Hoods, ICEHOUSE, Illy, Jessica Mauboy, John Farnham, Lee Kernaghan, Olivia Newton-John, Peking Duk, Pete Murray, Tina Arena and William Barton.

Throughout the broadcast, 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.

Contributions will go directly to the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal to help them support communities on the long road ahead by providing much-needed funding for locally identified needs throughout the recovery and rebuilding process.

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

"I'm so pumped to be hosting this event to raise money for national bushfire relief. I've already started stretching," Barber said.

Sunrise hosts Samantha Armytage and David Koch will lead Channel 7's coverage, along with Sonia Kruger, Sam Mac, Larry Emdur and others.