Fire Fight Australia: Eurovision Stars at Bushfire Relief Benefit Concert

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The continuing bushfires across Australia have dominated headlines across the globe in recent months.

They aren't the only big names on the bill, either, with the likes of k.d. lang, Alice Cooper, Olivia Newton-John and Tina Arena joining them on the lineup.

The comedian has raised more than A$50 million through a social media fundraiser and will act as a master of ceremonies for the Fire Fight concert with help from event organiser Paul Dainty.

According to 7 News, the show, called Fire Fight Australia, will take place over nine hours, with all proceeds from the event going towards a number of organisations that are working to fight the fires in Australia. Olivia Newton-John of Grease fame, an Australian who represented the United Kingdom and finished 4th in 1974, will also perform.

It had previously been speculated that Queen and Adam Lambert would appear as they'll play at the stadium the day before as part of their Rhapsody tour. As well as hit-maker Conrad Sewell, the voice behind Kygo's hit Firestone and his solo single "Start Again", which was awarded Song of the Year in 2015 at Australia's ARIA Music Awards.

Tickets for the February 16 concert at ANZ Stadium go on sale today.

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