John Farnham’s Fire Fight Rendition Of ‘You’re The Voice’ Will Make You Weep
Prepare for goosebumps.
Last night, an estimated 75,000 people gathered in Sydney’s ANZ Stadium for bushfire relief concert Fire Fight Australia.
A truly bonkers amount of acts lined up to take part in the 10-hour gig, including Queen and Adam Lambert, k.d lang, Daryl Braithwaite, Olivia Newton-John, Grinspoon, Conrad Sewell, Delta Goodrem, Alice Cooper, Amy Shark, Tina Arena, Illy, 5 Seconds of Summer, Icehouse, and so, so many more.
Tickets for the mammoth event sold out in less than a day — all up, more than $9 million was raised for the caused.
There were plenty of tug-at-heartstrings moments during the night — k.d lang sang her classic version of ‘Hallelujah’, for gods sake — but, of course, the biggest moment came in the form of John ‘Bagpipe King’ Farnham’s iconic 1986 track ‘You’re The Voice’.
He was helped out by old mate Newtown-John, Queen guitarist Brian May, and Indigenous artist Mitch Tambo, who sung the second verse in Gamilaraay. At the end, they were joined on stage by a number of volunteer firefighters, who looked not a little overwhelmed by the scene of 75,000 people screaming the words at the top of their lungs.
Watch the footage below.