More musicians, including Tim Minchin and DMA’S, have been added to the Music From The Home Front televised livestream concert, taking place on ANZAC Day evening (April 25).
The other newly added acts, announced April 23, are Dean Lewis, Amy & George Sheppard, James Morrison, James Reyne, Jessica Hitchcock, Mahalia Barnes, Mark Seymour, Shane Howard and William Barton.
Hayley Mary, frontwoman of The Jezabels, was also announced as a lineup addition, but took to Twitter on April 24 to say she would not be performing.
“I am busy recording my debut album and will not be playing,” she said. “I hold utmost respect for our fallen soldiers #LestWeForget. I also wish all fundraising efforts in the fight against #COVID19 success.”
I was mistakenly announced for the #AnzacDay2020 concert on channel 9 yesterday. I am busy recording my debut album and will not be playing. I hold utmost respect for our fallen soldiers #LestWeForget. I also wish all fundraising efforts in the fight against #COVID19 success
— Hayley Mary (@hayleymarymusic) April 23, 2020
The new additions join a previously announced lineup that included Courtney Barnett, Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker, G Flip, Paul Kelly, The Rubens and Delta Goodrem.
Music From The Home Front was announced on Wednesday, April 22 by Frontier Touring. The event was conceptualised by Frontier CEO Michael Gudinski with help from Jimmy Barnes as an opportunity to “[unite] Australians and New Zealanders through the power of music in a time that we all need a bit of hope and happiness”.
Event organisers said in a statement today they decided against running the concert as a fundraiser “when many in the community are counting every dollar they have”.
All artists on the lineup have volunteered their time, but each performance will be paid a fee by event organisers for their time and associated costs. Organisers say that many of these performers have already said they will pass this fee on to their bands and crew, or organisations such as music industry charities Support Act in Australia or MusicHelpsLive in New Zealand.
The broadcast will also give viewers information on how to support the RSL, Support Act and MusicHelpsLive.
Music From The Home Front will be broadcast on 9Now in Australia from 7:30pm local time and on Three in New Zealand from 9:30pm NZST.
We're thrilled to announce that even more artists have been added to the Music From The Home Front line-up!
— Frontier Touring (@frontiertouring) April 23, 2020