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Client Bushfire relief charity

Location Australia

Sectors Events

The challenge

Raise money for critical relief efforts after bushfires plague Australia

The recent bushfires in Australia affected the entire country, consuming nearly 15 million acres of land – home to many indigenous species – and destroying approximately 1,400 homes.

Recovery efforts were taking place even as the fires burned, but to help the people and animals left without a home – it would take something extraordinary, involving the support and collaboration of many.

The Firefight Australia concert at the ANZ stadium would provide the answer.

Project fact file

15 Million

Acres of land destroyed

75,000 Fans in the stands

Number who bought tickets

4.5 Kilometres

Length of cable used

$10 Million AUSD

Money raised from concert

3000 kVA

Total power provided

The Solution 

Huge concert to raise rapid donations and lift spirits across the nation

Aggreko were already involved in helping put out the fires – we sent a truck 1680 kilometres to boost the fight against the bushfires, which was filled with generators to help those at the front end.

So, it made sense that our experts and equipment were involved in the Firefight Australia concert.

It would be held at the ANZ stadium, which can hold up to 75,000 fans. From the moment the box office for tickets opened, within 24 hours the event was sold out.

To put on a show headlined with global superstars, reliable power would be mandatory.

We provided 3000 kVA, which included the main stage all the way through to broadcasting, as well as ancillaries and a dedicated team on site to ensure the lights shined brightly and the cameras kept rolling

The Aggreko Difference

Putting on a show to make a big difference

The Impact

Nearly $10 million raised to boost rebuild and relief efforts

The 75,000 strong crowd in the stadium and the millions watching at home were treated to a festival of music, performed by some of the biggest names in the industry.

The concert raised around $10million AUSD for the country’s recovery efforts, enough to give a boost to those who need it most.

Aggreko’s rapid delivery of power and sector experience, blended with teamwork and communication, allowed this concert to make a massive difference to Australia – and we will continue to be at the forefront of the effort to help Australia wherever and however we are needed.

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