Nine to hold a benefit concert in Tamworth for drought-stricken farmers

It will be aired on Nine and 9Now.

Nine’s entertainment guru Richard Wilkins and Today Extra presenters Sonia Kruger and David Campbell will be travelling to Tamworth in October to host a benefit concert and telethon. The event, called Hay Mate: Buy a Bale, will raise money for Australia’s drought-stricken farmers on October 27 at 7pm.

It will be aired on Nine and 9Now. Australian singer John Farnham is the headline act for the concert. Other artists who will be performing are Daryl Braithwaite, Guy Sebastian, The Veronicas, as well as Jon Stevens and Andrew Farriss from INXS.

Wilkins said: “With so many families facing so much adversity, to have the opportunity to help is the least we can do. We have an amazing lineup of talent and I can’t wait to support this great cause.”

Kruger said: “This is a devastating time for our farmers so it’s a privilege to be involved with the Hay Mate: Buy a Bale benefit. Our aim is to raise a huge amount of money and provide some much-needed relief to the farmers and families suffering out there.”

Campbell said: “Our industry is an amazing beast when it unites for a good cause, and what better cause is there than the backbone of our great nation? I’m honoured to be involved in the Hay Mate concert and can’t wait to get out there and help our Aussie farmers.”

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