A one-night event, dubbed World Tour Bushfire Relief, will head to Melbourne this March with a headlining performance from Miley Cyrus.
The event, sponsored by AgBioEn, will take place on March 13 at the Lakeside Stadium and feature performances from country rapper Lil Nas X, pop duo The Veronicas and DJ Seb. Proceeds from the show will benefit the WWF Australian Wildlife and Nature Recovery Fund and the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal, which will help restore forests and wildlife, as well as rebuild communities impacted by the ongoing bushfires.
World Tour, a multi-genre event series, is presented by Apollo World Touring, TEG Dainty, Westbrook Inc., and sponsor AgBioEn. The series is a collaboration which aims to “build a new model of music tour, inspiring global music fans to play their part in accelerating the transition to a climate friendly, sustainable future.” The Bushfire Relief charity concert is a part of the series, which will launch worldwide on March 14 in Melbourne for the Forumla 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix at Lakeside Stadium, headlined by Robbie Williams. From there, the World Tour will stop in Montreal, Milan, Osaka, and Miami, among other cities.
The World Tour concert is the most recent-announced benefit concert to support the Australian bushfires. Earlier this month, Fire Fight Australia held a concert at the ANZ Stadium in Sydney’s Olympic Park for nine and a half hours, featuring a set from Queen and Adam Lambert, as well as performances from Olivia Newton-John and Alice Cooper. The concert received an overwhelming amount of support, raising more than $9.5 million. Another planned concert, Sound Relief Australia, has been cancelled.
Australia’s ongoing bushfires have plagued the country; at least 28 people and over one billion animals have died, with more than 15 million acres burnt as a part of the country’s worst fire seasons in history. Donate to the bushfire relief here.