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Music From The Home Front Will Bring Together Kevin Parker, Courtney Barnett, Vance Joy & Others
Tame Impala's Kevin Parker, Courtney Barnett, Vance Joy, The Wiggles and more will perform during Music From The Home Front, a televised event in Australia and New Zealand honoring those on the COVID-19 frontlines, on April 25.
The music show falls on the day both countries celebrate Anzac Day, or Australian and New Zealand Army Corp Day. The holiday, which can't take place as past years due to the pandemic, commemorates people who have served in war and remembers those lost. James Morrison, Ben Lee, Missy Higgins, and Birds of Tokyo are among other performers at the broadcast airing 7:30 p.m. AEST / 9:30 p.m. NZST on Nine in Australia and Three in New Zealand.
"On an Anzac Day like no other, the Australian and New Zealand music community will join together to pay its respects and celebrate the mateship between two great neighbouring nations. While recognizing and acknowledging the Anzac message, we also turn our attention to those that are currently fighting on the COVID-19 frontline and say, ‘thank you,’" a statement on the event's website said.
"Our countries are so far away," he said. "And our musicians are always there [to help]. Australia has just been through fire and floods. This is the third knockout."
But Gudinski said the event will send a message of hope:
"We've got iconic songs with some different versions. Some huge stars, obviously, and some surprises on the night. It's going to be warm. It'll send a strong message, it'll honor the Anzacs and the frontline workers who are risking their lives every day. This is about hope."