Nova and smoothfm’s virtual Thank You Concert left no star unturned

Staff Writer

Over 1,000 Australians spent their Saturday night streaming Nova and smoothfm’s Thank You Concert, dedicated to the essential workers on the frontlines of the pandemic.

The livestream featured some of music’s biggest names: from Katy Perry to Coldplay, Ellie Goulding to Ed Sheeran and locals Amy Shark, Delta Goodrem and Daryl Braithwaite.

Claire Marshall, NOVA Entertainment’s music marketing director, said the virtual event was one of the network’s most popular initiatives ever undertaken.

“There were so many people that contributed to the concert’s success, but some of the biggest were the artists, their teams and our music industry partners,” Marshall said.

“Each and every person gave of their time so generously, including the nearly 1,100 people that watched it on Saturday night. For that, we couldn’t be more grateful.”

Hosted by Nova’s Kent ‘Smallzy’ and smoothfm’s Richard Wilkins, the Thank You Concert included interviews with Perry, Robbie Williams, Sam Smith and Coldplay’s Chris Martin.

“I’m really happy to be part of Nova and smoothfm’s Thank You Concert, which is saying thank you to all of you out there who have been working on the healthcare frontlines and generally looking after each other,” Martin said.

“You’re amazing, we thank you, I thank you, the band thanks you and send you all our love.”

Two home-grown music performed their new singles, Braithwaite with ‘Love Songs’ and Shark with ‘Everybody Rise’.

The show also included throwbacks to iconic Nova Red Rooms with Sheeran, Coldplay, Jonas Brothers, Smith and Shawn Mendes, and a Michael Bublé performance from smoothfm event.

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Too late
22 Jun 2020 - 4:30 pm

It would’ve been successful if it aired a month or two ago but it’s just too late now. Didn’t resonate at all.

Jon
24 Jun 2020 - 10:17 am

1,000 people… is that an error?

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