John Farnham and Jon Stevens, Daryl Braithwaite, Vanessa Amorosi, John Williamson, The Black Sorrows with Vika & Linda, Russell Morris, All Our Exes Live in Texas, Tim Wheatley and Little Georgia will get together before Christmas for the ‘Hay Mate – A Bush Christmas Appeal For Our Aussie Farmers’ in Mornington in December.
All profits raised from the benefit on 15 December will go to the Rural Aid’s Buy A Bail campaign.
Glenn Wheatley is the man behind the appeal. “There are times when we need to stand together to support those in need, and our farmers are doing it tough,” he says. “I can’t thank the performers enough for agreeing to participate. Their support to this cause is enormous. It is a credit to them, and I do hope Australians get behind this bush Christmas appeal to support our farmers. December is the perfect time to get together – celebrate Christmas early and help out our fellow mates – come and join us for this very special event in Mornington on December 15.”
“Farmers are the backbone of this country,” John Farnham said in a statement. “I understand what they are going through. They are doing it tough through this drought. Not only do we want to help out, we want to show them that they have our support.”
Rural Aid chief executive officer Charles Adler said everyone behind the Hay Mate concerts were to be commended for coming together to put on the event. “They have recognised a need and are committed to supporting our farmers and families,” he says. “I cannot say enough in terms of their generosity to this cause. The Hay Mate Buy A Bale program has so far distributed over $3-million worth of fodder to farmers around Australia. But, with the worsening drought and the need for a lot more, the commitment has been made to distribute more through the funds that will be raised at the Hay Mate concert.”
Tickets for Hay Mate – A Bush Christmas Appeal For Our Aussie Farmers go on sale at 9am AEST on Friday 1st November 2019. To donate to the appeal, visit the Hay Mate website.
Begins: Wednesday 30th October 2019 (10am AEST)
Ends: Thursday 31st October 2019 (11.59pm AEST) or ends earlier if allocation exhausted
GENERAL PUBLIC ON SALE
Begins: Friday 1st November 2019 (9am AEST)
Sunday 15th December 2019 | 12.30pm
Mornington Racecourse, MORNINGTON VIC