The Fire Fight concert took place in Sydney over the weekend with one of the biggest line-ups that we’ve ever seen, including names like Queen and Adam Lambert, John Farnham, Olivia Newton John, Guy Sebastian, Delta Goodrem, 5 Seconds of Summer and many more.
So you can imagine that being dubbed the best at a performance like this is one incredible honour!
According to a lot of people, the best of the night was none other than Aussie boy band 5SOS, who played their classics like ‘She Looks So Perfect’ and hit songs like ‘Youngblood’ at the bushfire relief concert to a roaring crowd.
But it turns out the boys were far too humble to accept the honour! Lead singer Luke Hemmings and drummer Ashton Irwin sat down with Kyle & Jackie O to discuss their performance.
“You guys did Fire Fight festival, amazing, and pretty much everyone was saying you were the best performance,” Jackie told the boys.
“I don’t know about that,” Luke laughed.
“Have you heard that? A lot of our listeners said it, a lot of people around the office and people who were watching it at home were like, ‘Actually they were the best ones’,” Jackie continued.
“Well, that’s awesome to hear,” Ashton added.
And it wasn’t just us that thought their performance was incredible. People on Twitter had the same opinion!
— .jaz. (@andallthatjaz1d) February 17, 2020
I got hella fucking sunburned yesterday at Fire Fight Australia, but it was worth it because of @5SOS ‘ performance THEY KILLED IT
— May💜 (@snowflake_luke) February 17, 2020
Just watched a video of @5SOS performing at Fire Fight Australia.
Holy shit! I have the CHILLS!
That’s 8 years of true hard work paying off! 🤘
— Amy (@AmyGraceGuitar) February 16, 2020
no thank YOU for coming home and supporting australia by being apart of fire fight ❤️ you did incredible
— julia (@fadedtonight) February 16, 2020
While the boys were so appreciative of the feedback, they found it quite surreal when they were playing amongst some seriously highly regarded artists.
“We’re always going to disagree when Queen’s on the lineup but that’s awesome that people liked it,” Luke said.
“We’re still bad at taking compliments,” Ashton laughed.
Speaking about being part of the Fire Fight concert, the 5SOS boys explained that it truly was an amazing experience and that there really wasn’t any sort of competition between each of the artists.
They were all there for the same reason and that was to help our country in a time of need.
“The energy at that show was really calm,” Ashton explained. “And it was very nice to play a show with so many artists in a cohesive way.
“There was no competition backstage, there was no such thing as who can play the biggest, best set, it was all warmth in a loving environment, which was fantastic.”
Sounds like a truly incredible experience to be a part of! If you missed their set from Fire Fight you can check out a few clips on their Instagram account!