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News November 13, 2020

Jimmy Barnes, Jessica Mauboy and more sign up for rural benefit gig

Jimmy Barnes, Jessica Mauboy and more sign up for rural benefit gig

Jimmy Barnes, Birds Of Tokyo, Guy Sebastian, Jessica Mauboy and many other artists are joining forces for a concert benefitting farmers affected by drought and the ongoing pandemic.

The Good Onya Mate rural aid concert will be aired later this month on November 27 from 7.30pm on Channel 9 and 9Now. Other acts joining the benefit concert lineup include Vera Blue, Kate Ceberano, Dami Im, Casey Donovan and Isaiah Firebrace.

The concert will be hosted by the network’s regulars Karl Stefanovic, Allison Langdon, Richard Wilkins, Erin Molan, Brooke Boney and Alex Cullen from the Bella Vista Farm in New South Wales.

Donations will be directed toward regional charity Rural Aid’s disaster assistance fund as well as its Stronger Futures program. The latter initiative aims to help farmers develop sustainable futures for their families and communities.

“The Stronger Futures program is our plan to enable resilient and sustainable rural communities to thrive into the future,” Rural Aid CEO John Walters said in a statement.

“The money raised will underpin our rural counselling services because one conversation at the right time, with the right person, can change everything. It will allow Rural Aid to continue its community building – to work with towns to bring their renewal projects to life.

Donations can be made through the concert website or the dedicated phone line.


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