The original Wiggles reunite for one-off show to fundraise for bushfire victims

The Wiggles at their last performance in 20212.
The Wiggles at their last performance in 20212. Photo credit: Getty

The original line up of the iconic children's entertainment group The Wiggles are reuniting to raise money for the victims of Australia's bushfire crisis.

On Monday the group announced it would perform the one-off show with its original members - Greg Page, Murray Cook, Anthony Field and Jeff Fatt. It will be the first time the group has performed together since 2012.

The original Wiggles disbanded in mid-2012 with Fields staying on to perform with newcomers Emma Watkins, Lachlan Gillespie and Simon Pryce. 

The announcement of the 18-plus show has caused a storm on social media, with fans hoping to hear some of the classic original Wiggles tunes from their childhoods, such as Hot Potatoes, Big Red Car and of course Fruit Salad.

A Facebook post announcing the show has received more than 40,000 comments in less than 24 hours.

All proceeds from the show will be donated to the Australian Red Cross and New South Wales Wildlife Information Rescue and Education Service. 

The band will perform at the Castle Hill RSL in New South Wales on 20 January - tickets go on sale Tuesday at 10am.

The Wiggles are the latest celebrities to donate towards the bushfire crisis.

Kylie Minogue and her family have donated $500,000 towards firefighting efforts, as did pop star P!nk.

 

Kath and Kim star Magda Szubanksi and Will 'Egg Boy' Connolly have started a GoFundMe to raise money for mental health services for bushfire victims which has raised more than $65,000 in 24 hours.

As of 10:30pm on Sunday, 139 fires were burning across NSW with 69 uncontained. More than 5.25 hectares of land has burned, nearly 1500 NSW homes have been destroyed and 24 people have died. 

 

 

 

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