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The Sydney Opera House sails will be lit tonight to show support for the communities affected by the bushfires and to acknowledge the bravery of the men and women fighting the fires across rural and regional Australia.

Sydney Opera House CEO Louise Herron said: “We are lighting the Opera House sails to show our collective support for everyone affected by these devastating fires and to express our deepest gratitude to the emergency services and volunteers for their incredible efforts and courage. As difficult circumstances continue, we want to send a message of hope and strength to the people of Australia.”

To help raise money for fire-affected communities, the Sydney Opera House and Live Nation have today announced ‘Comedy Steps Up for Bushfire Relief’ – an outdoor gala performance on the Opera House steps and forecourt on Monday 16 March.

The night will feature major Australian artists and comedians including Arj Barker, Carl Barron, Urzila Carlson, Joel Creasey, Kitty Flanagan, Becky Lucas, Tim Minchin, Julia Morris, Harry Shearer and more to be announced.

Live Nation Australasia Co-Head of Promotions Bec Sutherland said: “We are honoured to be working with the Sydney Opera House and Australia’s biggest comedy stars and artists who will unite on the steps of our country’s most iconic building to raise much-needed funds for those affected by the devastating bushfires.”

Proceeds from ticket sales will go towards the Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery fund, the NSW Rural Fire Service, Wildlife Victoria and WIRES.

The Opera House would like to thank the Technical Direction Company, Curiious and the Port Authority of NSW for enabling this lighting of the sails, together with Agence France-Presse (AFP), Australian Associated Press and The Sydney Morning Herald for the images used.