Nova and smooth to thank essential workers with livestream concert
Homegrown superstar Amy Shark will join global hitmakers Ed Sheeran, Michael Bublé, Katy Perry and Keith Urban to thank those working in essential services during the pandemic.
The initiative from NOVA Entertainment was announced today, and will run across its Nova and smoothfm networks on June 20, with more local and international acts added daily.
The virtual event is supported by Nova Connects, the network’s social impact arm, that seeks to partner with the community to drive positive social change.
Listeners will be able to nominate and share the story of someone they know who has been working at the forefront of COVID-19, to attend the Thank You Concert with them.
Programming and marketing chief, Paul Jackson, said the undertaking is Nova and smoothfm’s way of allowing listeners to say thank you to special people in their lives.
Two of NOVA Entertainment’s top talent, Kent ‘Smallzy’ Small and Richard Wilkins, will the host the two-hour live stream, with all artists donating their time.
“We are so grateful that the artists involved are so giving of their time, showing their Australian fans how much they mean to them,” Jackson said.
The full line-up will be revealed in Nova’s Kate, Tim & Marty drive show and with Simon Diaz on smoothfm from 3pm on June 5, with contesting from June 9.