A stunning line-up of Australian performers will raise money for the victims of the tragic mass-shooting.
The events of Saturday 11 June at Pulse Nightclub, a gay bar in Orlando, which saw 49 people shot dead, and many more physically and emotionally injured, shocked the world. In the wake of those tragic events, people from around the globe have come together to show their support to the Orlando LGBTQI community.
In collaboration with ACON and the City of Sydney, acclaimed performers Trevor Ashley and Catherine Alcorn and producer George Youakim have engaged a stellar lineup of top-brass Aussie stars to present From Sydney With Love: a concert for Orlando. Featuring the incredible talents of a broad array of Australian performers, including Magda Szubanski, Paul Capsis, Emma Matthews, Simon Burke and Virginia Gay, the event will be a “concert of love songs”, performed to express strength and solidarity with those affected by the Orlando shooting, and the LGBTQI community across the globe.
All profits from the night will go to help the families and victims of the massacre, and after the immediate sales success of the Melbourne event 4 Orlando, which sold out in two hours, it is hoped a similar level of support can be replicated in Sydney. Performer Joel Creasey, who will be hosting 4 Orlando, and participating in From Sydney With Love, said: “Fortunately, we, the gay community [have] been fighting the good fight since the dawn of time, and we’re once again here to prove that nothing can break our spirit”. Boasting some of the best comedians, singers and media personalities Australia has to offer, From Sydney With Love is a celebration of solidarity, and as Sydney Lord Mayor, Clover Moore has said, “It’s time for Sydney to come out in support of Orlando’s LGBTQI community”. The funds raised will be going directly to the “Equality Florida Pulse Victims Fund”, who are collecting contributions to support victims’ families, survivors and those affected by the incident in need of aid.
From Sydney With Love at Sydney Town Hall on July 11.