Published on November 16th, 2020 | by Adrian Gunning


Despite restrictions … THE SHOW MUST GO ON!

The curtain is set to go up on one of Melbourne’s most-loved charity events, albeit a little differently.

Sacred Heart Mission’s 13th annual Heart of St Kilda Concert, its annual fundraiser for the Meals Program, will take place as a live stream concert on Wednesday, 2 December from its spiritual home, the Palais Theatre.

SHM will present the concert in a new format, resulting in an exciting and totally unique line up. International, interstate and local artists will perform exclusively for us this year and audiences can tune in globally, supporting those in Melbourne experiencing homelessness, social isolation and disadvantage.

Hosted by Brian Nankervis live from the Palais and streamed into the comfort of your home, the Heart of St Kilda Concert offers a stunning line-up of Australian and international musicians and comedians.

“The 13th annual Heart of St Kilda Concert in 2020 promises to be totally unique! I’ve been part of this wonderful celebration of music, comedy and the Mission’s important work in and around St Kilda from the beginning,” Brian says.

“I’m excited to say that the response to the concert this year has been exceptional – aside from featuring artists that we’ve been chasing since the first concert back in 2008 – The Living End, Missy Higgins, Jimmy Barnes – it’s brilliant to see that this year’s livestream event has attracted some of the biggest names in the business.

“They’ll be recording songs and special messages in home studios all over the world! All for Sacred Heart Mission and those we support. Don’t miss out!”

COVID-19 has pushed people further into entrenched poverty, unable to afford daily meals or pay their bills, trapping them in a punishing cycle of debt.

SHM is a lifeline to people experiencing homelessness or disadvantage, and despite COVID-19 SHM has continued to offer our Dining Hall clients a combined breakfast and lunch takeaway to ensure people are provided nutritious meals and support they urgently need every day.

By purchasing a Heart of St Kilda Concert ticket and watching online, you are contributing to help end homelessness in our community.

The stunning line-up of Australian and international musicians and comedians, include:

  • The Living End
  • Missy Higgins
  • Billy Bragg
  • Effie
  • Rick Springfield
  • Jane Barnes Band FT Jimmy Barnes & Diesel
  • Marlon Williams
  • Kev Carmody
  • Jen Cloher
  • The Merindas
  • Alice Skye
  • Billy Miller & Rebecca Barnard (with a not-to-be-missed online choir event!).

It costs SHM $4 to provide a meal. By purchasing a ticket, you will be funding 10 meals in the Dining Hall. Jump online and book your tickets now. Enjoy this one-off experience of music and comedy from the comfort of your own home.

Direct from the Palais to your Place.

DATE              Wednesday, 2 December

WHAT             Heart of St Kilda Concert

Live Stream from the Palais Theatre, St Kilda.

TIME               Virtual doors open at 7.30pm

Concert starts 8pm

TICKETS        $42.90 inclusive or 136 100

About the Author'

Adrian lives in Melbourne Australia and has a huge passion for gaming, technology and pop culture. He recently finished his a Bachelor of Journalism and is currently focusing on games journalism. When not writing and playing video games, Adrian can be found in Comics 'R' Us debating the pros of the DC Universe and cons of the Marvel Universe.

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