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Turn out the lights and tune in to a livestream stacked with top Aussie acts

Social distancing doesn’t need to spell social disconnection. While Earth Hour’s public events have been cancelled in line with Covid-19 restrictions, WWF-Australia is mixing things up for Earth Hour on Saturday, March 28. They’ll be ringing in some wonderful local musicians for a livestreamed event that will allow people all over Australia to take part in standing up for the Earth and vibing out to live music. 

Australia's Eurovision hopeful Montaigne leads the lineup. She may not be able to head to Eurovision to perform 'Don't Break Me', but she'll be on the stream to show us she is, indeed, not broken. She is joined by Aussie singer/songwriter (and Miley Cyrus' current squeeze) Cody Simspon, along with Sydney rock duo Polish Club, ethereal-pop ‘Fool’s Gold’ singer Jack River, indie songbird Alice Skye, Perth alt-indie girl gang Dulcie and tropical ambassador Bobby Alu.

Hosted by journalist and presenter Patrick Abboud, the broadcast will also include special guests, giveaways and live crosses to lights out across the country. The Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge will be amongst the local landmarks switching off their lights for the occasion. Aussie comedians Akmal, Georgie Carroll and The Stevenson Experience will also be (metaphorically) lighting things up.

Since launching in Sydney in 2007, Earth Hour has become a global environmental movement raising awareness for the climate crisis through the symbolic action of switching off the lights. 

The stream will be live from 8.30pm, flick off your lights and tune in on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram or the Earth Hour website - where you can also sign up to put your name to the cause. 

For something that encourages us to turn out the lights, this looks pretty lit.


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