Entertainment & Leisure
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 and more.
Also on stage will be Adam, Al and Myf from Spicks and Specks who will join forces with the Brian and Julie from Rockwiz to perform a song with the Rockwiz Orchestra.
The ABC Community Concert is the ABC's way of acknowledging the extraordinary show of community spirit and generosity.
So pack a picnic, bring along family and friends and join the ABC, your emergency services broadcaster, on Sunday March 1st, at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, for this special free event.