WATCH: Comedian Celeste Barber Performs With Jet At Byron Bay Bushfire Relief Event After Raising $47 Million
After a catastrophic bushfire season a hero has emerged and her name is: Celeste Barber.
The comedian best known for her hilariously ~real~ interpretations of celeb Instagram posts has gone viral in the best way possible. In just under one week the Aussie has raised over $47 million (and counting) in donations for NSW Rural Fire Services, making it Facebook's largest ever fundraiser (p.s you can still donate here.)
And her efforts have not stopped there after she dropped by the 'Make It Rain' relief event in Byron Bay last night to treat people to a performance they'll never forget.
Last night we hosted some of the best Australian musicians of all time... we came together for a cause, to raise much needed funds for the RFS. Last night was special, we laughed, we danced, we probably shed a tear or two, then we laughed some more. Thanks to the wonderful @celestebarber for MC’ing the night and KRAMM for putting together a list of artist and special guests who blew our minds all night! Tonight, we do it all again!! @celestebarber @spiderbait @bernardfanning @officialwolfmother @monica__frances @jacksoncarrollaus
The two day concert which will see fans treated to sets from Powderfinger, Wolfmother, Tex Perkins and Bernard Fanning; was organised to raise funds for the NSW RFS Northern Rivers and Far North Coast Brigades. At one point during the evening Celeste popped up on stage to help out ARC (a Spiderbait/You Am I/Jet/Even supergroup) as they performed Jets famous song 'Are You Gonna Be My Girl'.
YES QUEEN! GET IT ON THAT TAMBOURINE!
In addition to the two nights of ~iconic~ music performances, you can also bid on one of many incredible prizes donated, which includes your chance at winning a fricken personal training session with Chris Hemsworth and his wife Elsa Pataky. Head here if you'd like to make a bid!
At a time like this it is so heartwarming to see communities and people like Celeste Barber banding together to make a difference. If you'd like to do your bit, see below for a bunch of links to some really helpful organisations that would be extremely grateful for any donation you can spare - it all helps.
For up-to-date news on where you can get along to relief events, how you can donate and how to best support the community during this crisis, head to our information page here.
Donate to the Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery here.
Donate to the NSW Rural Fire Services here.
Donate to the Country Fire Association of Victoria here.
Donate to the South Australian Country Fire Service here.
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