On an Anzac Day like no other, the Australian and New Zealand music community will join together to pay its respects and celebrate the mateship between two great neighbouring nations. While recognising and acknowledging the Anzac message, we also turn our attention to those that are currently fighting on the COVID-19 front line and say, ‘thank you’.

Music From The Home Front sees Australian and New Zealand musicians uniting for an extraordinary special concert event on Anzac Day evening, screening on Nine in Australia and Three in New Zealand.

Live streaming direct from their safe locations to yours, Australia and New Zealand’s most revered artists will come together to commemorate the spirit that binds us all together on this special Saturday night.


Amy & George Sheppard

AMY & GEORGE SHEPPARD are the unstoppable siblings, along with sister Emma, who are founding members of adored indie pop five-piece Sheppard. Their buoyant mix of strong harmonies and catchy, up-tempo pop have seen the band amass a strong and dedicated following both in Australia and overseas. Their joyous breakthrough single ‘Geronimo’ shot straight to #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart while also going double platinum in the USA and platinum & gold in 35 countries in Europe and beyond. They have followed this up with hits around the world with ‘Coming Home’, ‘Die Young’, ‘Kiss My Fat Arse’, ‘Keep Me Crazy’. Recently the band announced that they’d be releasing a new song each month of 2020; the newest release ‘Come Back’ is out now, and will culminate in an album at the end of the year.

Andrew Farriss

Archie Roach

Archie Roach

With a voice rich with humanity, filled with joy, pain, love and longing, ARCHIE ROACH is one of Australia’s most treasured With a voice rich with humanity, filled with joy, pain, love and longing, ARCHIE ROACH is one of Australia’s most treasured performers. But few have lived as many lives – from stolen child, teenage alcoholic, seeker, lover, father, musical and lyrical genius, to social advocate and First Nations leader – yet it took almost a lifetime to find who he really was. The singer, songwriter and storyteller who’s incredible career in music has been book ended by the stunning ‘Took the Children Away’, the centre-piece of his critically acclaimed 1990 debut album Charcoal Lane, thru to 2019’s opus Tell Me Why which was the companion piece to his best-selling memoir of the same name, Archie Roach has led an extraordinary life. Archie Roach has been widely recognised as one of the most influential artists in Australian music, with multiple ARIA and Deadly award wins, an Order of Australia and so much more. For more than three decades Archie Roach has shared his story with us – and the World is a richer place for it.

Ben Lee

As the chief songwriter in 90s alt-rock group Noise Addict, BEN LEE caught the attention of Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore and The Beastie Boys’ Mike D before launching his solo career with the anthemic ‘Cigarettes Will Kill You’ in 1998. Across more than two decades and eleven solo studio albums, the multiple ARIA Award winner and prolific songwriter continues to entertain and inspire fans the world over with songs like ‘We’re All In This Together’, ‘Catch My Disease’ and ‘Rise Up’.
With West Australian Symphony Orchestra

Birds of Tokyo

BIRDS OF TOKYO have grown from independent roots to become one of Australia’s most popular rock bands. Eleven separate tracks from the band’s six acclaimed studio albums have featured on triple j’s Hottest 100 countdowns over the years, and they are the only band to win ‘Rock Work Of The Year’ on five separate occasions at the APRA Awards. Songs like ‘Plans’, ‘Lanterns’ and ‘Anchor’ have been performed on festival stages and at sold-out shows across the world. Their new album Human Design featuring hit singles ‘Good Lord’, ‘Two Of Us’, ‘Unbreakable’ and ‘The Greatest Mistakes’ is released this week.

Bliss N Eso

BLISS N ESO are a multi Platinum selling, ARIA Award winning Australian hip hop outfit, with their three most-recently released studio albums all debuting at #1 on the ARIA Album Chart. Their exhilarating blend of fluid rhymes and banging beats teamed with beatboxing, impromptu freestyling and seamless turntablism make their live shows a brand in their own right, and has seen the group hailed as one of Australia’s biggest local touring artists of the last decade. Tracks like ‘My Life (ft. Ceekay Jones)’, ‘Moments (ft. Gavin James)’ ‘Addicted’ and ‘Reflections’ have cemented Bliss N Eso’s position as heavyweights in both the local and international hip hop scene.

Courtney Barnett

Dave Dobbyn

DAVE DOBBYN has written the soundtrack to Kiwi lives, with a string of hits that have guaranteed his enduring popularity, including ‘Be Mine Tonight’, ‘You Oughta Be In Love’, ‘Slice Of Heaven’, ‘Loyal’ and ‘Welcome Home’. In a career that has spanned four decades, Dobbyn has become New Zealand’s most celebrated songwriter and musician. He has won more New Zealand Music Awards (29) than any other artist and holds the record for the most songwriting awards. He has been inducted into the NZ Hall of Fame as a solo artist and with his first band ‘Th’Dudes.
Dean Lewis

Dean Lewis

DEAN LEWIS first came to the world’s attention with his 6x Platinum 2016 single ‘Waves’. Last year, Lewis released his much-anticipated debut A Place We Knew which claimed the #1 spot on the ARIA Album Chart, was triple j’s Feature Album, and saw him take away ‘Album of the Year’ and ‘Best Male Artist’ at the 2019 ARIA Awards. The Platinum album features the smash hit ‘Be Alright’ which has reached 1.7 billion streams globally, and hit 8x Platinum in Australia and surpassed Platinum sales in 22 other countries. Lewis’ incredible songwriting talent was celebrated at the 2019 APRA Awards where he received awards for ‘Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year’ and ‘Outstanding International Achievement’.

Delta Goodrem

DELTA GOODREM’s inherent gift for touching hearts and captivating audiences through the power of her music, lyrics and stunning vocals has made her one of Australia’s most beloved performers. Throughout her career Delta has sold over eight million albums globally in a career beginning with her 15x Platinum debut album Innocent Eyes (‘Born To Try’, ‘Lost Without You’, ‘Predictable’) through to her most recent #1 album Wings of the Wild (‘Wings’, ‘Dear Life’). Her impeccable talent to perform and connect has seen Delta earn 23x Platinum sales, four #1 albums, nine #1 singles, 17 top 10 hits, 16 ARIA Awards, a Silver Logie Award and three World Music Awards.


With blues music in his DNA, an influence largely from his father’s record collection, DIESEL has blended styles to come up with a truly unique sound, punctuated with his distinct guitar playing and vocals. Across his career, Diesel has been awarded an impressive six ARIA Awards, including ‘Best Male Artist’ three years in a row. After celebrating 30 years in the industry in 2018 with his 30: The Greatest Hits album (‘Tip Of My Tongue’, ‘Never Miss Your Water’, ‘Dig’) and an accompanying Give Me Saturday Night Tour, Diesel is soon to announce the Sunset Suburbia album for release this August featuring tracks ‘By The Scars’ and ‘In Reverse’.


5x ARIA-nominated band DMA’S made their debut with the Platinum-selling single ‘Delete’, going on to release two huge albums in 2016’s Hills End and 2018’s For Now to widespread acclaim. The Sydney trio are set for another smash hit with the release of album #3 The Glow, due out 10 July via I OH YOU. DMA’S scored their second Platinum single with their much-loved cover of Cher’s ‘Believe’, which quickly became triple j’s highest charting ‘Like A Version’ cover of all time. The band have performed at Coachella, Lollapalooza and Splendour In The Grass; and the UK can’t get enough of them either, with the band recently selling out the 5,000 capacity Brixton Academy. Catch a glimpse of DMA’S live with this clip of ‘Silver’.

Emma Donovan

G Flip

Melbourne singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist G FLIP has risen from bedroom producer to headline highlight in just a couple of short years. Her ever-expanding catalogue of alternative pop gems have racked up more than 85 million streams, including Platinum-certified hits ‘Killing My Time’ and ‘Drink Too Much’ and the Gold-certified song that started it all 'About You'. G Flip has toured the world multiple times, sold out five Australian headline tours and dominated festival stages at Splendour In The Grass, Lollapalooza and Groovin’ The Moo, scoring praise from fans, critics and tastemakers globally in the process.

Guy Sebastian

GUY SEBASTIAN is the only Australian artist in ARIA chart history to boast six #1 singles and two #1 albums, selling over 7 million albums worldwide in the process. His unparalleled talents that are showcased in hits like ‘Battle Scars’, ‘Choir’ and ‘Before I Go’. Guy’s soulful and powerful voice, honest lyrics and sincerity have earned him a dedicated fanbase both in Australia and internationally since first bursting onto our TV screens in 2003. The six-time ARIA Award winner has performed for Queen Elizabeth II, Pope Benedict XVI and Oprah Winfrey, and last year was awarded the Order of Australia for his contributions to the arts and community.

Ian Moss

IAN MOSS is revered as one the country’s greatest guitarists and, both as part of Cold Chisel and in his solo career, has written songs that are engrained in and reflective of Australia’s rich cultural history. Last summer, Mossy celebrated the 30th anniversary of his iconic debut album Matchbook by taking it on the road for a six-week run of shows across Australia. Mossy collected an impressive five gongs at the 1990 ARIA Awards for Matchbook and its lead single ‘Tucker’s Daughter’, and was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame as a member of Cold Chisel in 1993.
Jack River

Jack River

James Morrison

James Morrison

A true virtuoso. Given his first instrument at the age of six, JAMES MORRISON began a musical journey that would see him become one of Australia’s most talented players. Besides the trumpet, this multi-instrumentalist also plays trombone, euphonium, flugel horn, tuba, saxophones, double bass and piano. Awarded a medal of The Order of Australia amongst other accolades, Morrison’s diverse, rich career has seen him play with all-time greats; performing at the Monterey Jazz Festival at just 16; playing for international presidents and royalty; performing with the world’s biggest orchestras and much more. The latest chapter in a career so rich and varied sees James in Mount Gambier, South Australia, establishing the James Morrison Academy of Music, an innovative school dedicated to teaching jazz. James Morrison shows no signs of slowing down any time soon.

James Reyne

JAMES REYNE has a celebrated musical history, with 19 x Top 40 hits throughout his career, both solo and out front of the legendary band Australian Crawl. This July, Reyne will deliver his 12th studio album: Toon Town Lullaby sees Reyne focused firmly on the future, with its lead single out now. The singer behind iconic hits such as ‘The Boys Light Up’, ‘Reckless’, ‘Slave’, ‘Fall Of Rome’ and ‘Hammerhead’ was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 1996, honouring his prestigious 40+ year career. Four decades after the release of his first album, James Reyne remains as defiant as ever.
Jess Hitchcock

Jess Hitchcock

JESS HITCHCOCK’s award-winning songwriting takes you on a journey through love, loss and self-discovery. In her highly-anticipated album Bloodline, Hitchcock draws inspiration from her Saibai Torres Strait Island and Papua New Guinean roots, mixing the sweet sounds of her ukulele with mesmerising vocals. The acclaimed opera singer and songwriter performed at Eurovision in 2019, singing back-up vocals for Australia’s contestant Kate Miller-Heidke. Hitchock’s charismatic stage presence and captivating performances draw on over 20 years of musical experience.

Jimmy Barnes

JIMMY BARNES is the heart and soul of Australian rock’n’roll. He has been inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame twice, sold over 13 million albums, scored 16 #1 albums on the ARIA Charts, a feat that not even The Beatles have achieved. For more than 40 years, Barnesy has delivered some of our most intense and iconic live performances, with anthems like ‘Working Class Man’, ‘Shutting Down Our Town’ and ‘No Second Prize’ rocking pubs, arenas and stadiums across the globe. His bestselling memoirs have sold more than 400,000 copies and won the ABIA’s Biography Book of the Year Award in 2017 and 2018 – the only Australian author to do so twice."
John Schumann & the Vagabond Crew
& the Vagabond Crew

John Schumann

Jon Stevens

Jon Stevens

JON STEVENS is recognised as one of the most talented rock musicians to emerge from Australia in recent memory. He has had phenomenal success as a solo artist, and was also the lead singer of major rock acts Noiseworks, INXS and Dead Daisies. Stevens’ career has gone from strength-to-strength: he released a record-smashing debut at age 16 with two consecutive #1 singles (‘Montego Bay’, ‘Jezebel’) in his New Zealand homeland, enjoyed huge hits and Platinum record sales in Australia as the lead singer of Noiseworks (‘Take Me Back’, ‘Touch’, ‘Hot Chilli Woman’), and received critical acclaim for his performances in two different Australian productions of Jesus Christ Superstar (1992, 2013).
Tame Impala

Kevin Parker

KEVIN PARKER is the legendary psych-rock phenomenon TAME IMPALA who recently released his much-anticipated album The Slow Rush and claimed the #1 spot on triple j’s Hottest 100 of the Decade with ‘The Less I Know The Better’. Songs like ‘Let It Happen’, ‘Elephant’ and ‘Borderline’ have earned him two Grammy nominations, eight ARIA Awards, a BRIT Award and headline Coachella and Glastonbury. A highly respected and in-demand record producer, Parker has worked with some of music’s biggest names including Mark Ronson, Lady Gaga, and Kanye West.

Lee Kernaghan

The love that LEE KERNAGHAN has for the Australian way of life features throughout his revered songbook, and he has seen him make a huge impact on the local country music scene. Kernaghan is the recipient of a whopping thirty-eight Golden Guitar Awards, has dominated the charts with successive hit albums and tracks like ‘Backroad Nation’, ‘Boys From The Bush’ and ‘Spirit of the Anzacs’, and in 2008 he was awarded Australian Of The Year in recognition of his support of rural and regional Australia.
Lime Cordiale

Lime Cordiale

Mahalia Barnes

Mahalia Barnes

MAHALIA BARNES has been in and around music her entire life. Throughout her childhood years she was exposed to everything from Ray Charles, Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett to Ike + Tina Turner, Aretha Franklin, Donny Hathaway and Stevie Wonder, all of which helped shape her into the powerhouse soul and blues vocalist that has jaws dropping every time she picks up a mic. Mahalia and her band, The Soul Mates, have released three albums and consistently play to capacity crowds around the country.

Mark Seymour

The renowned ARIA-winning former frontman of seminal Australian band Hunters & Collectors, MARK SEYMOUR is one of our country’s most gifted and respected musicians. For over 30 years Seymour has delivered classics that immediately etched their way into our national consciousness, tracks such as ‘Holy Grail’, ‘When The River Runs Dry’, and the absolute classic ‘Throw Your Arms Around Me’. As well as 13 Hunters & Collectors albums, Mark has released seven solo albums and three with current band The Undertow, with a new album ‘Slow Dawn’ to be released 29th May. He is also the author of the biography Thirteen Tonne Theory.

Marlon Williams

One of New Zealand’s most alluring and arresting performers, MARLON WILLIAMS has captivated audiences around the world, plucking at our collective heartstrings with tracks like ‘What’s Chasing You’, ‘Beautiful Dress’ and ‘Dark Child’. The crooner has duetted with Florence Welch, Lorde and Courtney Barnett, sold out global tours in support of his second album Make Way For Love, won New Zealand Music Awards for Album of the Year (Make Way For Love) and Best Solo Artist, and was the 2018 recipient of the prestigious APRA Silver Scroll for his song ‘Nobody Gets What They Want Anymore (feat. Aldous Harding)’

Missy Higgins

MISSY HIGGINS’ striking voice, irresistible melodies and ‘arrow through the heart’ lyrics have earned her acclaim and love from fans and critics alike. Our first introduction to Missy came in the form of her phenomenally successful nine-times Platinum debut The Sound of White (‘Scar’, ‘Ten Days’, ‘The Special Two’). In the years since, Missy has topped the charts five times, received nine ARIA Awards and sold more than two million albums globally. Missy kicked off 2020 by releasing a brand new single ‘Carry You’, written by Tim Minchin for his TV show Upright.

Paul Kelly

PAUL KELLY is one of Australia’s greatest and most enduring storytellers. His twenty-five studio albums, bounty of soundtracks, live albums and compilations, and songs like ‘To Her Door’, ‘Dumb Things’ and ‘From Little Things Big Things Grow’, have helped to both shape and celebrate modern Australia. Kelly was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 1997.

Shane Howard

The Rubens

Since striking their first musical notes in 2012, THE RUBENS have toured with the likes of P!NK and Bruce Springsteen, picked up a J Award and two APRA Awards, and claimed the coveted #1 spot on triple j’s Hottest 100 in 2015 with ‘Hoops’. The past twelve months have proven to be the band’s most jam-packed yet, seeing them travel across the globe for headline shows, rock the Splendour In The Grass main stage, perform and release their MTV Unplugged Live In Melbourne album, launch their Chucka Buckas initiative and bunker down to write new music. The first taste of their new tunes came earlier this week in the form of ‘Heavy Weather’, a track positively bursting with colossal hooks.

The Wiggles

Since their inception in 1991, THE WIGGLES have set records and established themselves as the world’s number one children’s entertainment group. The colourful foursome have entertained, engaged and educated children across the globe with hits like ‘Rock-a-bye Your Bear’ and ‘Hot Potato’. They have sold over 30 million albums and DVDs, 8 million books, as well as accumulating over 1.3 billion YouTube views and over 750 million music streams. The Wiggles have earned 18 Gold, 13 Platinum, three double-platinum and 10 multi-Platinum awards, have been awarded 13 ARIA Awards for Best Children’s Album and were inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 2011.

Tim Minchin

TIM MINCHIN is an acclaimed songwriter, comedian, pianist, actor, composer, and writer. His musical comedy has toured across the globe, garnering critical acclaim including five Helpmann Awards and awards from Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Edinburgh Fringe. Minchin’s contributions to theatre include writing the music and lyrics for the critically-acclaimed musical adaptation of Matilda, which won seven Olivier Awards and five Tony Awards. Minchin then set to work on a musical adaptation of Groundhog Day, which received an Olivier Award for Best New Musical. Earlier this year, Minchin was awarded the Order of Australia. Tim is currently producing and starring in a new eight-part FOXTEL TV series called Upright.
Tones And I

Tones And I

Troy Cassar-Daley

Troy Cassar-Daley

Vance Joy

First introduced to the world via the instant classic ‘Riptide’, VANCE JOY has cemented himself as one of the country’s most-loved songwriters with his debut album Dream Your Life Away (‘Mess Is Mine’, ‘Georgia’, ‘Fire And The Flood’) and its follow-up Nation of Two (‘Lay It On Me’, ‘We’re Going Home’, ‘Saturday Sun’) Bringing together a unique, charming mix of folk music with pop influences, his songs capture the familiar pulse of everyday experiences in a unique and celebratory manner.

Vika & Linda Bull

For 35 years, the glorious voices of VIKA & LINDA BULL have comprised one of the most distinctive, versatile and emotionally charged sounds on the Australian music landscape. Since their multi-platinum conquest of pop radio with the Black Sorrows in the late 1980s, the sisters have forged diverse pathways into soul, gospel, rock, country and the island music of their Tongan ancestry.
Vince Harder

Vince Harder

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