ORIGINAL STORY: Some of the biggest names in Aussie music and entertainment are joining forces for a blockbuster ‘Live Aid’-style benefit concert in support of marriage equality.
The huge fundraiser, appropriately dubbed YesFest, will feature an appearance from the great man Jimmy Barnes, as well as performances from Killing Heidi, Client Liaison, Flight Facilities, Kirin J Callinan, Megan Washington, Jet’s Nick Cester, The Preatures and heaps more.
And that’s just the first announcement. We’re told there’s still loads more to come, with the stadium spectacular promising “never-before-seen” and “never-seen-again collaborations”.
Going down at Sydney’s Spotless Stadium on Sunday, 29th October, the event will also feature a bunch of Aussie entertainment personalities, including The Bachelor‘s Osher Günsberg hosting, with all proceeds to go to the Equality campaign. The concert will also be broadcast live on YouTube.
“We’re supporting YesFest because we’d rather stand for people’s rights than stand in their way of receiving them”, say Flight Facilities.
While Barnesy adds: “When I was asked to do this show I jumped at the chance to say Yes because I believe in marriage equality. Love is love and if you are lucky enough to find the one you love, why should anyone be able to tell you-you can’t get married. It’s a basic human right.”
The massive concert is driving a final push for Aussies to say ‘I Do’ to same-sex marriage and get their ‘Yes’ votes submitted for the postal survey a week before the deadline elapses on 7th November.
Catch the YesFest lineup alongside ticket details, below.
YesFest 2017 Lineup (CANCELLED)
Flight Facilities (DJ set)
Heaps Gay DJs
Jimmy Barnes (Special Guest)
Kirin J Callinan
Northeast Party House
Tickets on sale midday Friday, 6th October
Sunday, 29th October — CANCELLED
Spotless Stadium, Sydney
Tickets: Official Website