- ANZAC DAY EVE – SATURDAY 24 APRIL 2021
- LIVE AT MELBOURNE’S SIDNEY MYER MUSIC BOWL
- PLUS A MAJOR TELEVISED CONCERT EVENT
Watched by over 1.419 million viewers on Anzac Day 2020, Music From The Home Front was born out of Australia and New Zealand’s first lockdown response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Conceptualised by the Mushroom Group’s Michael Gudinski and staged in a mere nine days, Music From The Home Front 2020 saw an unprecedented line-up of Australia and New Zealand’s most iconic musicians united together to remind us that we were not alone – even when we were socially distancing.
Michael Gudinski was well into planning this year’s concert when he tragically passed away on March 2. The Mushroom Group have now announced that the 2021 event will present performances from many of the finest names in music as we commemorate and pay tribute to our nations’ rich ANZAC history.
As with last year, Music From The Home Front 2021 will feature household names, special moments and surprise collaborations showcasing the breadth and diversity of talent in our local music community. The 2021 event is presented in partnership with the Victorian Government as part of its commitment to showcase Victoria as the state of music.
Says Mushroom Group’s CEO Matt Gudinski: “Dad had many great passions throughout his career, but his love of the local music industry never shone brighter than it did during the last year as we suffered through the impact of COVID-19. It’s incredibly fitting that Music From The Home Front, a project he was immensely proud of in 2020, was one of the events he was working on right up until his last day. That we can bring to life a broadcast concert version from his hometown of Melbourne, supporting the industry he loved, in a city he long promoted as the leading music capital of Australia, resonates deeply with all of us at Mushroom.”
Says Acting Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events, Mary-Anne Thomas: “We are proud to support Music From The Home Front in 2021 and it’s fantastic we can welcome crowds to this year’s event and show our support for the live music industry.”
While last year’s show was entirely filmed during lockdown, for the first time in 2021 Music From The Home Front will go ‘live’ on stage this year, with artist performances broadcast live from Melbourne’s iconic Sidney Myer Music Bowl. These tracks will be mixed with additional streamed performances shot at various iconic locations. Music lovers can either experience Music From The Home Front in person at the ticketed Sidney Myer Music Bowl concert in Melbourne, or watch the broadcast from anywhere in Australia on Channel 9 (TV) and 9Now, or stream it globally via YouTube.
|The line-up: (in alphabetical order):|
AMY SHARK, BLISS N ESO FEAT. KASEY CHAMBERS, BUDJERAH, JEROME FARAH, LIME CORDIALE, MIA WRAY, TASH SULTANA, THE RUBENS,
VANCE JOY and ROYAL MELBOURNE HOSPITAL SCRUB CHOIR.
Tickets for the Bowl concert will go on sale Friday 16 April at 12noon AEST via musicfromthehomefront.com with prices starting at just $69 (plus booking fees). Pre-sale tickets will be available via frontiertouring.com/homefront from Wednesday 14 April.
FRONTIER MEMBERS PRE-SALE
Runs 24 hours from: Wednesday 14 April (12noon AEST)
or until pre-sale allocation exhausted
GENERAL PUBLIC ON SALE
Begins: Friday 16 April (12noon AEST)