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Gunnedah Shire Council | Hay Mate Drought Relief Concert Under the Stars

Gunnedah Shire Council is collaborating with Optus and Channel Nine to bring the Hay Mate Drought Relief Concert to Kitchener Park on a big screen, with the gold coin entry donation going directly to Buy A Bale.
John Farnham, Guy Sebastian, The Veronicas and more big names are headlining the Hay Mate Drought Relief Concert, and you can watch them right here in Gunnedah.
Optus’ Territory Manager for North West NSW Chris Simon said the concert taking place on Saturday, 27 October in Tamworth was a significant fundraising event for drought-affected communities, and it “made sense to bring the excitement and goodwill to Gunnedah”
“Optus is proud to be co-hosting this event with the Gunnedah Shire Council. After recently operating a two-month pop up store in town, our team has witnessed firsthand the affect that the drought is having on local residents and businesses in the region” Mr Simon said.
“We are looking forward to providing the local community with a fun-filled and relaxing night.”
The event will commence at 3.00pm with the livestream starting at 7.00pm on 27 October, and will include rides and activities for the children to enjoy, ice cream, coffee and snacks as well as a barbecue cooked by Rotary Club of Gunnedah members.
Gunnedah Shire Mayor Jamie Chaffey is excited the drought relief efforts are extended to the residents of the Gunnedah Shire and hopes everyone can attend to support a cause close to home.
“The impact of the drought is seen clearly across our Shire so I would encourage everyone to take some time off on the Saturday afternoon to catch up with friends and family, while supporting a very worthy cause,” Cr Chaffey said.
“This is also a fantastic opportunity for residents of our Shire to enjoy a night of music and atmosphere under the stars, without having to travel.”
John Farnham, Daryl Braithwaite, Guy Sebastian, The Veronicas, Jon Stevens, Andrew Farris (INXS), Adam Harvey, Tim Wheatley, Aleyce Simmonds and Nat Conway will perform at the drought relief concert.
For more information, please contact Gunnedah Shire Council on (02) 6740 2100, visit or Gunnedah Shire Council on Facebook.