Pop superstar Katy Perry will perform at a free concert for Victoria’s bushfire- ravaged community.
The US singer will perform at Bright’s Pioneer Park on Wednesday, March 11. Locals from the bushfire-affected town of Corryong will be bussed to the concert with tickets also allocated to communities in the north-east and emergency services workers.
Victoria’s alpine region relies heavily on tourism and suffered last summer as visitors avoided the area due to the heavy smoke haze and bushfire fears.
“As a native Southern Californian, I know firsthand the devastation of wildfire across my home communities, and was particularly by the Australian bushfires,” Perry wrote on Instagram. “Australia has always given me so much love and support so FIGHT ON is one way to return that love, and help provide a little bit of joy to a country that’s given me so much joy.”