Katy Perry announces Fight On concert for firefighters, bushfire victims
Pop star Katy Perry has announced she is hosting a free concert in Australia for firefighters who battled the devastating bushfires.
Katy Perry has announced she will host a free concert in Australia for firefighters and people affected by the devastating bushfires.
The US pop star, who is also set to perform at the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on March 8, took to her Instagram page to share details of the show, which will be held in Victoria on March 11.
Perry, 35, is hosting FIGHT ON in Bright to show her gratitude to the firefighters, their families and residents.
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As a native Southern Californian, I know firsthand the devastation of wildfire across my home communities, and was particularly 💔 by the Australian bushfires. Australia has always given me so much love and support so FIGHT ON is one way to return that love, and help provide a little bit of joy to a country that’s given me so much joy. 🤗🤗🤗 Join me at Pioneer Park Recreation Reserve in Bright, VIC on March 11. Tickets to the concert are free and being distributed to emergency services who helped save lives and property as well as local residents from fire-affected communities. You can register for additional tickets at the link in my bio. Again, thank you to my Australian community for always being one of my biggest champions. I hope I can return the support to you ♥️ 🇦🇺
“As a native Southern Californian, I know first-hand the devastation of wildfire across my home communities, and was particularly heartbroken by the Australian bushfires,” Perry said.
“Australia has always given me so much love and support so FIGHT ON is one way to return that love and help provide a little bit of joy to a country that’s given me so much joy.”
Tickets are being distributed to emergency services who helped save lives and homes as well as people from fire-affected communities in the northeast of Victoria.
Fans can also register their interest to attend at Ticketek.
Perry’s announcement comes after fellow pop sensation Miley Cyrus announced her own relief concert last week.
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AUSTRALIA! I’m headlining the World Tour Bushfire Relief charity concert on Friday March 13th in Melbourne! This one-night only event will take place at Lakeside Stadium, Albert Park. Tickets go on sale at 2pm AEDT tomorrow, Tuesday 25th February (Los Angeles, USA Mon, 24 Feb 2020 at 7:00 pm PST) from www.ticketek.com.au Proceeds from ticket sales will go to Australian charities working to restore forests, wildlife, and communities affected by the devastating fires.
In a tweet, Cyrus explained that the money raised from ticket sales “will go to Australian charities working to restore forests, wildlife, and communities affected by the devastating fires”.
Proceeds from the concert will specifically benefit The WWF Australian Wildlife and Nature Recovery Fund, and The Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal.
Tickets are on sale now via Ticketek.