Sarsfield Recreation Reserve will be a live broadcast site for Sunday’s Fire Fight Australia fundraising concert in Sydney.
The Sarsfield community is one of many across East Gippsland to be affected by the bushfires and was this week chosen by Network Seven as a live site to broadcast the concert, which will feature huge acts such as Queen and Adam Lambert, Michael Buble, KD Lang, Alice Cooper, 5 Seconds of Summer, John Farnham, Olivia Newton John and Icehouse.
East Gippsland Shire mayor, Cr John White, will feature on the broadcast during a live cross, while the telecast will be hosted by Seven’s Samantha Armytage, David Koch, Sonia Kruger, Sam Mac, Larry Emdur and Kylie Gillies.
Bairnsdale Rotary Sunrise will be providing a barbecue, while Seven will supply big screens or install a projector inside the hall (weather dependent). The hall has a capacity of 100 people.
Organisers say the concert is an opportunity to connect fire-affected people and communities through a nation-wide bushfire response. The event kicks off at 1pm.
IMAGE: Graffiti vandals attacked the Sarsfield Recreation Reserve overnight on Monday leaving an offensive mess at the venue which will host the live broadcast of a Fire Fight Australia fundraiser concert this Sunday. A number of tags were left in the toilet facilities and on the concrete floor where visitors usually picnic or prepare a barbecue. The graffiti is extensive and police have been notified of this latest spate of criminality. (PS)