A raft of talented Aussie musos gathered at Brisbane’s South Bank Piazza last night to sing out against domestic violence at the Queensland Music Festival’s You’re The Voice concert, but those in the audience were also treated to a guest appearance by Aussie music legend John Farnham.
Queensland Music Festival’s You’re The Voice concert took place last night, with a lineup that featured the likes of Kate Ceberano, Katie Noonan, Isaiah Firebrace, and over 2,500 choristers. However, towards the end of the concert, John Farnham joined the performers onstage for a very special performance of the song that gave the concert its name.
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All the musicians in attendance wearing yellow scarves to help support the Allison Baden-Clay Foundation, a charity which was established to help raise awareness of, and put and end to, domestic violence in Australia.
Katie Noonan, Artistic Director of the Queensland Music Festival was ecstatic to have John Farnham involved in the events of the evening. “I’m so proud of the positive response from the Australian community and music industry in rallying together to support Queensland Music Festival’s You’re The Voice initiative,” Noonan said. “It is an honour to have John Farnham raise his voice alongside thousands from across the country to sing for change. You’re The Voice is a testament to the power of music being able to make a difference.”
In addition to the performance on the night, Katie Noonan and the Sony Foundation managed to recruit a selection of Aussie music’s greatest to help record a cover of Farnham’s ‘You’re The Voice’ as a charity single, whose proceeds will go towards helping young people affected by domestic violence. The single, which features Katie Noonan, Archie Roach, Troy Cassar-Daley, Montaigne, Kate Cebrano, and Isaiah.
The single is available for purchase from iTunes, and can also be streamed via Spotify below.