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Guy Sebastian and The Veronicas perform at the Hay Mate concert in Tamworth

A selection of Australia’s finest stars gathered to raise funds for Australia’s struggling farmers, collecting an amazing $2 million by the end of the night. 

The likes of Guy Sebastian, The Veronicas and John Farnham took to the stage in Tamworth on Saturday for the Hay Mate: Buy A Bale – A Concert For The Farmers charity event, with an accompany telethon broadcast on Channel Nine. 

Guy Sebastian brought tears to the eyes of everyone watching when he performed his new, unreleased track Before I Go, dedicating it to a farmer named Narelle.

Guy Sebastian (pictured), John Farnham and The Veronicas perform at the Hay Mate concert in Tamworth raising $2 million for struggling farmers …as legend Daryl Braithwaite arrives to the charity event by private jet

‘Beautiful Narelle. Her family has had a farm here for 160 years,’ the performer said on stage. 

‘She’s done it really tough recently. She blames herself for a lot of calves and labs dying. She feels like she’s let her family down.

‘She’s utterly devastated honestly. I just want top say to Narelle we love you and we support you. It’s not your fault. These things happen.’

Transport: Australian legend Daryl Braithwaite (L) lent his support to the event, even if he did take the unconventional step of arriving at the charity event by private jet

Transport: Australian legend Daryl Braithwaite (L) lent his support to the event, even if he did take the unconventional step of arriving at the charity event by private jet

Got there! Daryl's manager, Glenn Wheatley says cardboard box mogul Anthony Pratt lent the Horses singer one of his family jets because he was 'in a bind'

Got there! Daryl’s manager, Glenn Wheatley says cardboard box mogul Anthony Pratt lent the Horses singer one of his family jets because he was ‘in a bind’

Guy concluded the emotional speech by sating: ‘You’re not letting anyone down.’

Australian legend Daryl Braithwaite lent his support to the event, even if he did take the unconventional step of arriving at the charity event by private jet. 

Speaking to The Daily Telegraph, Daryl’s manager, Glenn Wheatley says cardboard box mogul Anthony Pratt lent the Horses singer one of his family jets because he was ‘in a bind’.     

Doing their bit: The Veronicas (pictured) were among those who took to the stage in Tamworth on Saturday for the Hay Mate: Buy A Bale - A Concert For The Farmers charity event

Doing their bit: The Veronicas (pictured) were among those who took to the stage in Tamworth on Saturday for the Hay Mate: Buy A Bale – A Concert For The Farmers charity event

Good times: The concert was hosted by  Sonia Kruger (right) and David Campbell (left) who hammed it up backstage while doing their bit for a good cause

Good times: The concert was hosted by Sonia Kruger (right) and David Campbell (left) who hammed it up backstage while doing their bit for a good cause

‘Daryl Braithwaite will step out of the plane and straight on the stage in Tamworth,’ Wheatley was quoted as saying. 

The concert was hosted by Richard Wilkins, Sonia Kruger and David Campbell, the latter of whom hammed it up backstage while doing their bit for a good cause. 

Also performing was former Noiseworks lead singer Jon Stevens and INXS keyboardist Andrew Farriss.  

Legend! The highlight of the night was the headlining performance from legend John Farnham (pictured). John rocked the crowd with surprising a cover of the AC/DC classic It's a Long Way To The Top

Legend! The highlight of the night was the headlining performance from legend John Farnham (pictured). John rocked the crowd with surprising a cover of the AC/DC classic It’s a Long Way To The Top

One fan Tweeted: 'Gotta say, Farnsie can still rock it!' while another chimed in, 'Farnham is amazing'

One fan Tweeted: ‘Gotta say, Farnsie can still rock it!’ while another chimed in, ‘Farnham is amazing’

But the highlight of the night was the headlining performance from legend John Farnham, with fans taking to Twitter to praise the superstar.

John rocked the crowd with surprising a cover of the AC/DC classic It’s a Long Way To The Top, garnering praise. 

One fan Tweeted: ‘Gotta say, Farnsie can still rock it!’ while another chimed in, ‘Farnham is amazing’.  

Rock and roll: Veronica's singer Lisa shared a photo of her edgy leopard print outfit and stacked floral boots for the charity event 

Rock and roll: Veronica’s singer Lisa shared a photo of her edgy leopard print outfit and stacked floral boots for the charity event 

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