The Sydney Opera House sails will be lit tonight to show support for the communities affected by the bushfires and to acknowledge the bravery of the men and women fighting the fires across rural and regional Australia.
Sydney Opera House CEO Louise Herron said: “We are lighting the Opera House sails to show our collective support for everyone affected by these devastating fires and to express our deepest gratitude to the emergency services and volunteers for their incredible efforts and courage. As difficult circumstances continue, we want to send message of hope and strength to the people of Australia.”
To help raise money for fire affected communities, the Sydney Opera House and Live Nation have today announced Comedy Steps Up for Bushfire Relief – an outdoor gala performance on the Opera House steps and forecourt on Monday 16 March.
The night will feature major Australian artists and comedians including Arj Barker, Carl Barron, Urzila Carlson, Joel Creasey, Kitty Flanagan, Becky Lucas, Tim Minchin, Julia Morris, Harry Shearer and more to be announced.
Tickets go on sale at midday Wednesday, January 15. For tickets and more information, visit: livenation.com.au.
Proceeds from ticket sales will go towards the Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery fund, the NSW Rural Fire Service, Wildlife Victoria and WIRES.
COMEDY STEPS UP FOR BUSHFIRE RELIEF
SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE FORECOURT
MONDAY MARCH 16