Queen Replicates Live Aid Set at Firefight Australia Concert

Brenda Watkins
February 17, 2020

"The aim of Fire Fight Australia is to raise much needed funds and support for the many Australians who have been affected by the tragic fires, and this worldwide exposure takes the effort global".

The band teased the performance earlier in the day, writing on social media, "The six-song set includes Bohemian Rhapsody, Radio Ga Ga, Hammer To Fall, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, We Will Rock You and We Are The Champions, and is widely regarded as one of the greatest live performances of all time!"

"My heart has broken seeing the plight of the animals".

Drummer Roger Taylor added: "This would seem to be not only Australia's problem but a climate change problem that affects the whole world". I hope the concert will help them too. "We are all in trouble".

Lambert (right) said their involvement was a "no-brainer".

The irony is that millions of people watch that Live Aid performance on YouTube each year, now they've updated it - just with a few key members gone but not forgotten.

Celeste Barber during the Fire Fight Australia relief concert. Image AAP
Celeste Barber during the Fire Fight Australia relief concert. Image AAP

"People ask me 'How can we help with the Australian bushfires?' By buying this lovely t-shirt you will be helping my fellow Aussies and our unique wildlife who lost their homes and habitat", she posted with a photo of herself rocking the cute T-shirt.

Special guest k.d. Lang, a longtime honorary Australian, struck an emotional chord with her signature version of the Leonard Cohen hymn Hallelujah.

Masterfully commanding the stage for 22 minutes, Freddie (Mercury), Brian (May), Roger (Taylor) and John (Deacon) truly conquered the globe with a performance that continues until today - almost 35 years on - to be regarded as one of the greatest live performances of all time.

Fire Fight's profits will be shared between the Red Cross' disaster relief and recovery fund, rural and regional fire services and the RSPCA's bushfire appeal.

23 artists and bands took the stage, including John Farnham, Queen and Adam Lambert and Olivia Newton-John.

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