Apollo World Touring, TEG Dainty and Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith’s Westbrook Inc. announced that Miley Cyrus will headline the World Tour Bushfire Relief charity concert – a one night only event to benefit Australian fire relief efforts on Friday 13th March at Lakeside Stadium in Melbourne. Country-rap star Lil Nas X, pop duo The Veronicas and DJ Seb Fontaine will join Miley Cyrus as special guests.
Thanks to the support of World Tour’s global sponsor AgBioEn, proceeds from concert ticket sales will go to two Australian based non-profit organisatisn that are working to restore forests and wildlife, as well as rebuilding communities affected by the devastating fires. The concert, which will take place alongside the Formula 1Australian Grand Prix, is expected to raise millions.
Tickets go on sale at ticketek.com.au
The World Tour Bushfire Relief charity concert is a partnership between Apollo World Touring, TEG Dainty, Westbrook Inc., and World Tour global sponsor AgBioEn, a carbon negative, renewable energy and fuel company headquartered in Melbourne. The World Tour Bushfire Relief charity concert is a part of the previously announced World Tour – a new multi-genre event-series, staged in the world’s most iconic cities.
World Tour recently announced a multi-year, multi-territory partnership with AgBioEn that will see the two companies collaborate 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 long-term objective of the AgBioEn and World Tour partnership is to use entertainment as a force for good linking fans and artists to a global platform to help make progress on solving the climate crisis, at the same time as highlighting new technological solutions that are available to accelerate the transition away from fossil fuels. AgBioEn recently announced that they will invest $2 billion in a renewable fuels facility in the Goulburn Valley and is currently exploring the expansion of its operations by including a regenerative agriculture program and additional renewable fuels facility in the East Gippsland area near the fire-affected regions of Victoria.
World Tour is committed to reducing and offsetting the carbon footprint of its events. The World Tour Bushfire Relief charity concert will be offset under the Australian Government approved Climate Active Carbon Neutral Standard.
Charles Hunting, Chairman of AgBioEn said “As an Australian company, AgBioEn is devastated by the impacts of the recent bushfires, and we are proud to have been able to work with World Tour, TEG Dainty and The Australian Grand Prix Corporation to rapidly pull together this exciting event with Miley.
“The partnership that AgBioEn has developed with World Tour is all about inspiring music fans to become a part of the exciting transition to a net zero, climate friendly future. The World Tour partnership is already taking AgBioEn on a global journey as we develop opportunities in Europe, Asia, USA and Africa.
“Funds raised will be deployed to restore communities and wildlife habitats and transform the way we manage our forests. This work is very much in line with AgBioEn’s overall investment philosophy, which focuses on regenerating communities and landscapes at the same time as we produce renewable fuels that will power us into a zero carbon future.”
Paul Morrison, Chairman and Co-Founder from Apollo World Touring, said “World Tour is extremely proud to be producing this very special event in Melbourne with our partners the Australian Grand Prix Corporation and TEG Dainty, who also produced the massively successful Fire Fight Australia in Sydney last weekend with Queen + Adam Lambert, Alice Cooper and k.d. lang. Further to AgBioEn sponsoring a wonderful summer of Tennis in Australia with the Kooyong Classic and The Australian Open they have been extremely supportive allowing us to move at pace to assemble this incredible night of entertainment for a truly worthy cause. Huge thanks to Miley, Lil Nas X, The Veronicas and Seb Fontaine for bringing their passion and energy into the heart of this event.
Paul Dainty, President and CEO of TEG DAINTY, said “We are thrilled to announce this major concert event with our partners Apollo World Touring, Westbrook Inc., AgBioEn and the Australian Grand Prix Corporation, which will raise much needed funds for bushfire relief in our communities.”
General Manager Motorsport, Entertainment & Industry of the Australian Grand Prix Corporation Craig Fletcher said “The Australian Grand Prix Corporation is delighted to have partnered with Apollo World Touring, Westbrook Inc. and TEG Dainty to launch World Tour in Melbourne with a blockbuster live show featuring superstar Miley Cyrus This is an incredible addition to the already fantastic World Tour Melbourne line-up with international pop-legend Robbie Williams headlining on Saturday 14th March. We thank everyone involved for their commitment and hard work to bring this fantastic event to our wonderful city.”
The charities supported by the concert have been chosen for their focus on restoration and regeneration of communities, forests and wildlife – and on the longer-term transitions that Australia needs if it is to respond to the climate crisis.
They are: • The WWF Australian Wildlife and Nature Recovery Fund
• The Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal
The World Tour Bushfire Relief charity concert will take place one night prior to the previously announced World Tour Saturday show – at which International superstar Robbie Williams will headline on Saturday 14th March, 2020 at Lakeside Stadium in Melbourne, Australia. Tickets for that show can be purchased at ticketek.com.au.