Star-studded ‘From Sydney With Love’ concert to benefit Orlando Pulse victims

Magda Szubanski, Joel Creasey, Bob Downe, Paul Capsis, iOTA, Emma Matthews, Simon Burke, Virginia Gay, and many more are set to appear in From Sydney With Love – A Concert for Orlando in Sydney’s Town Hall on Monday 11 July.

Magda Szubanksi
Magda Szubanksi

On Saturday 11 June Pulse Nightclub, a gay bar in Orlando, Florida, had its Latin night shattered with a mass shooting. Forty nine people died and many more have been physically and emotionally injured by the event. Trevor Ashley, Catherine Alcorn and George Youakim, in assocation with ACON and the City of Sydney, have come together to create a concert of love songs to express strength and solidarity with the Orlando, Florida LGBTQI community.


Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore said “We’ve thrown open the doors of Sydney Town Hall to raise much needed funds for those directly impacted by this horrendous shooting.  Many of the city’s top performers are donating their time, talent and energy.

Resident Alien - Paul Capsis as Quentin Crisp
Paul Capsis

“It’s time for Sydney to come out in support of Orlando’s LGBTIQ community.”

Funds raised from the concert will go to the Equality Florida Pulse Victims Fund.  Equality Florida is collecting contributions to support every single victim of the horrific shooting at Orlando’s Pulse Nightclub.  This includes victims’ families, survivors, and those in the club who may not have suffered physical injury but in need of support.  They are working with the National Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC) to distribute the contributions via their National Compassion Fund.  So far in excess of $USA6 million has been raised.

Tickets for From Sydney With Love will be available from 9am Thursday 30 June on Ticketmaster: 136 100 or

Cassie Tongue

Cassie is a theatre critic and arts writer in Sydney, and was the deputy editor of AussieTheatre. She has written for The Guardian, Time Out Sydney, Daily Review, and BroadwayWorld Australia. She is a voter for the Sydney Theatre Awards.

Cassie Tongue

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