BUSHFIRES FIGHTBACK ROCKS SYDNEY STADIUM
10-hour rage for huge benefit concert
More than 75000 packed the Sydney stadium and 1 million watched the Fire Fight Australia Concert at home. The bushfire season killed 33 people, destroying thousands of homes over an area of land comparable to the size of England.
John Farnham closed the night with You’re the Voice with Queen guitarist Brian May returning to the stage, embracing Farnham while didgeridoo sounds filled the arena.
Olivia Newton-John received a a huge reception when she joined her old friend on stage to perform the 1998 hit Two Strong Hearts.
Mitch Tambo sang a power indigenous ballad in Gamilaraay while mimicking the movements of a bird through traditional dance.
Before that Queen and Adam Lambert played Queen’s signature Live Aid set.
The iconic transition from the opening number Bohemian Rhapsody, identically cut short to make way for Radio Ga Ga, gave texcited the crowd with a classic recreation.
Freddie Mercury did make an appearance when his famous “ay-oh” was beamed out from the screens.