Frontier Touring Stages ‘Music From The Home Front’ To Thank COVID-19 Front Line Workers
Michael Gudinski’s Frontier Touring has pulled together a massive lineup of Australian and New Zealand acts to perform from their homes for a televised event dubbed “Music From The Home Front” to air April 25.
Announced so far are Jimmy Barnes, Kevin Parker of Tame Impala, Delta Goodrem, Missy Higgins, Paul Kelly, Vance Joy, The Wiggles, Courtney Barnett, Ben Lee, Birds of Tokyo with West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Dave Dobbyn, G Flip, Ian Moss, Marlon Williams, The Rubens, and Vika & Linda Bull with more to be announced in coming days.
The show will be televised on free to air and online channels in Australia and New Zealand, respectively Nine Network & 9Now and Three & ThreeNow.
April 25 marks Anzac Day, a public holiday during which the two countries pay respect to those who sacrificed their lives in wars.
The concert also thanks COVID-19 front line workers, equating their work with those of war veterans in the past.
Gudinski said in a statement: “Throughout history music has helped people through times of hardship.
“Music From The Home Front is about uniting Australian and New Zealanders through the power of music in a time that we all need a bit of hope and happiness.”
Barnes posted on social media, performing an acoustic version of Rev. Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together” from his home, “Out of our comfort zone but for your light entertainment.
“ I’m not counting down the days anymore.
“We all know it’s going to take a few months to see the light on the other side.
“In the meantime ‘Let’s Stay Together’ that’s how we’ll make it through.”