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ABC Community Concert

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24 Feb 2009
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation will present a free, family-focussed event, at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, on Sunday 1 March 2009.

In the aftermath of the bushfires, the ABC Community Concert is a thank you to all Victorian’s for the tremendous support they have shown towards those affected by the fires. It also recognises the many emergency service providers who responded and are now helping people recover. The ABC concert day will be a celebration of our strength as a community.

The concert starts at 10.30am and will showcase many of the ABC’s much loved kids entertainers including the Bananas in Pyjamas, Dorothy the Dinosaur, The Fairies and Playschool friends Georgie Parker and Jay Laga’aia.

Then from 2pm, a line up of local musicians, comedians and entertainers come together for an afternoon celebrating community spirit. Performers include the Choir of Hard Knocks, Mark Seymour, Red Gum’s John Schumann, Rebecca Barnard, The Melbourne Chamber Orchestra. Plus, the stars of Spicks and Specks joining forces with the stars of Rockwiz to perform a song with the Rockwiz Orchestra.

ABC, Managing Director, Mark Scott said, “The ABC has been overwhelmed by the show of support from its audiences not only in Victoria but across the nation who last weekend helped raise nearly $5.8 million for the Red Cross. The ABC Community Concert is our way of acknowledging this extraordinary show of community generosity and spirit.”

So pack a picnic, bring along family and friends and join the ABC, your emergency services broadcaster, on Sunday March 1, at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, for this special free event.


When: Sunday 1 March
Where: Sidney Myer Music Bowl
Timing: 10.30am – 12.30pm ABC Kids Entertainment, 2pm onwards – concert

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