The bushfires in Australia have devastated huge areas of the south-eastern coast. Over 30 people have been killed while around one billion animals have lost their lives too. Now a charity concert called Fire Fight Australia – which includes a set by Queen and Adam Lambert – is taking place this evening in Sydney to raise money for the National Bushfire Relief.
Queen and Adam Lambert performed last night at the ANZ Stadium as part of their Rhapsody tour, before donating the stage for Fire Fight Australia today.
The band perform at 8:10pm-8:45pm AEDT (9:10am-9:45am GMT); playing a six song set.
This includes Bohemian Rhapsody, Radio Ga Ga, Hammer To Fall, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, We Will Rock You and We Are The Champions.
Earlier today, Brian May shared a video of himself travelling by boat in Sydney Harbour toward the ANZ Stadium.
The 72-year-old guitarist wrote: “A great way to travel to Australia’s flagship firefighting show !
“Cruising under the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge – and by river taxi to the ANZ STADIUM where we played just last night to an awesome crowd of rockin’ Aussies.
“Monumental team effort today – good luck to all the performers – and thanks to all who are supporting the crusade today. Bri.”
In the video, he said: “My commute to the big day. Fire Fight Australia here we go. Little choppy!”
He added: “This is Australia’s pain but it’s Humanity’s problem.
“My heart has broken seeing the plight of the animals.
“I hope the concert will help them too.
“We all need this tragedy to never happen again.”
Drummer Roger Taylor said: “This would seem to be not only Australia’s problem but a climate change problem that affects the whole world.
“We are here right now and anything we can do to help in finding Australia a way to recover is the least we can do as musicians. We are all in trouble.”
While Adam Lambert added: “It’s terrifying to see what is happening to our world, and we need to take responsibility now.
“To be able to be part of Firefight which is doing just that, is a real honour”.
Fans can donate to Fire Fight Austalia HERE