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Music From the Home Front Is Returning in 2021 as a Live Concert That'll Be Streamed Nationally

Melburnians can head along — and everyone else can watch at home.
By Ben Hansen
April 12, 2021
By Ben Hansen
April 12, 2021

Put together in only nine days and watched by more than 1.4 million Australians, 2020's Music From the Home Front was the nationally televised music event created by late Australian music industry icon Michael Gudinski. Last year, the ANZAC Day home concert came about to bring live music into viewers' homes during the peak of the COVID-19 lockdown. Now, with Australians once again able to converge on concert venues together to watch music in-person, Music From the Home Front is not only returning to screens, but will also be happening live.

Going down on Saturday, April 24, the live event will take place at Melbourne's Sidney Myer Music Bowl and be broadcast via Channel 9 and YouTube. Folks that physically head along will be treated to performances from some of the country's biggest talents including Amy Shark, Vance Joy, Tash Sultana and Lime Cordiale, plus Bliss n Eso performing with Kasey Chambers. All these performances will be broadcast live across the country, with home viewers also being treated to additional pre-recorded streamed performances from the likes of Tina Arena, You Am I, Gordi, The Kid Laroi, and both Jimmy and Mahalia Barnes.

Gudinski had been planning the live concert until his tragic passing on Tuesday, March 2. Newly appointed Mushroom Music Group Chief Executive Officer Matt Gudinski  — who is also Michael Gudinski's son — said his father was working on the event right up until his last day. "That we can bring to life a broadcast concert version from his hometown of Melbourne, supporting the industry he loved, in a city he long promoted as the leading music capital of Australia, resonates deeply with all of us at Mushroom."

Tickets for the Sidney Myer Music Bowl concert start at $69 and will go on sale from Friday, April 16, with pre-sales from Wednesday, April 14. More acts are set to be announced, but you can find the full lineup for both the live and streamed events at present — as well as ticket details — on the event's website.

Lime Cordiale


Performing live at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl:
Amy Shark
Bliss n Eso with Kasey Chambers
Jerome Farah
Lime Cordiale
Mia Wray
Tash Sultana
Royal Melbourne Hospital Scrub Choir
The Rubens
Vance Joy

Streamed performances:
Ben Lee
Dean Lewis
Hayley Mary
Jess Hitchcock
Jimmy Barnes
Mahalia Barnes
Sam Fischer
The Kid Laroi
Tina Arena
You Am I

Music From The Home Front 2021 will take place at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, and will be broadcast on Channel 9 and YouTube on Saturday, April 24. For further details and ticket information — and to buy tickets from Friday, April 16, with pre-sales from Wednesday, April 14 — head to the event's website.

Top image: Wade Malligan.

Published on April 12, 2021 by Ben Hansen
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