With just a matter of days to go until the 2021 edition of Music from The Home Front takes place, a number of Australian names have been added to the lineup of livestreamed performances set to kick off this weekend.
First announced early last week, this year’s return of Music from The Home Front takes place one year on from tits debut edition in April of 2020. Put together in just nine days by late Mushroom Group founder Michael Gudinski, it recruited some of the biggest names in music to come together for a livestreamed festival. The unprecedented lineup was designed to remind us that we’re not alone, even while the then-nascent concept of social distancing loomed large overhead.
Now, this weekend will see Music from The Home Front return in accordance with Gudinski’s wishes, with the event being something he had been working on until the day before his untimely passing.
Revealing that the likes of Jimmy Barnes, The Kid LAROI, Dean Lewis, and Tina Arena will all share livestreamed performances, while names such as Amy Shark, Vance Joy, Tash Sultana, and Lime Cordiale will all perform at a special series of physical performances at Melbourne’s Sidney Myer Music Bowl, more names have now been added to the former category.
Set to take place on ANZAC Day Eve, this Saturday, April 24th, the likes of Abby Dobson, Augie March, Delta Goodrem, Kate Ceberano, Mark Seymour, Morgan Evans, Nikka Costa, and The Australian Children’s Choir have all been listed as new additions to the series of livestreamed performances.
Also joining this lineup is Crowded House, who not only appeared on the first Music from The Home Front event – albeit in socially-distanced format – but are also on track to release their first new album since 2010, Dreamers are Waiting, in early June.
‘With Crowded House recently reunited and playing live in NZ it was a pleasure to be able to perform for Music From The Home Front again, this time all in the same room,” explained frontman Neil Finn.
“We remember those who went before, who first summoned the ANZAC spirit, as it moves to a new level with free travel once more between our shores, hopeful signs … We also remember the originator of this gathering, the late, great Michael Gudinski.”
Final tickets to the Bowl concert are on sale now via the Music from The Home Front website, while all performances will be broadcast from 7:30pm local time on Saturday, April 24th via Channel 9, 9Now, and YouTube.
Music from The Home Front
Performing Live at The Bowl
Bliss N Eso (feat. Kasey Chambers)
Royal Melbourne Hospital Scrub Choir
The Kid LAROI
You Am I
and The Australian Children’s Choir
ANZAC Day Eve
Saturday, April 24th
Final tickets to the Bowl performances on sale via the Music from The Home Front website.
All performances broadcast from 7:30pm local time on Saturday, April 24th via Channel 9, 9Now, and YouTube.