Bushfire Relief: Check Out The Events & Artists Donating Funds To The Cause
It's a devastating time for Australians, as fires continue to rage across the country. In a bid to help the communities and volunteers affected, a slew of gigs have been popping up across the country, with proceeds being donated to bushfire relief initiatives.
Over the holiday break, we saw Falls Festival in Lorne cancelled due to extreme fire risk. Artists on the bill, including Halsey, Yungblud, G Flip, Baker Boy and Peking Duk performed impromptu gigs around Melbourne, with tens of thousands of dollars from the gigs going towards fire relief in Victoria and interstate.
Image: Peking Duk performing at Hotel Esplanade in St Kilda.
Holy Holy, Ali Barter, Amyl and the Sniffers, Waax, Lime Cordiale and These New South Whales were also amongst the Falls Festival artists to lend a hand.
Since the cancellation of the festival, more and more fundraising events have started popping up, including two sold-out relief shows run by First Nations artist DRMNGNOW at The Gasometer Hotel and Northcote Social Club, Yours & Owls Fire Fund at Windang Bowling Club and Secret Sounds Make It Rain two-night event at The Beach Hotel in Byron Bay, just to name a few.
Global chart-topping artist Tones and I has also partnered with Melbourne's 170 Russell, hosting a show at the end of the month, which sold out within minutes earlier today.
We are beyond amazed at the solidarity within the music industry and will be donating all ticketing fees for each event to their elected charity, with over $10,000 already being raised. Live Nation Entertainment's Australian businesses including Live Nation Australia and New Zealand, Secretsounds, Ticketmaster and Moshtix are also pledging $500,000 to support bushfire relief efforts.
Want to get involved? Check out some of the amazing bushfire relief events coming up below.
FOMO FESTIVAL - MELBOURNE & SYDNEY
Sat 11 & Sun 12 Jan 2020 | Parramatta Park, NSW & Melbourne Showgrounds, VIC
BUSHFIRE FUNDRAISER FEAT. THE HARD ACHES, HIGH TIME & MORE
Sat 11 Jan 2020 | LION ARTS FACTORY, SA
FURIOUS FRANK x SIMON CALDWELL
Sat 11 Jan | The Lansdowne, NSW
MUSIC THAT MATTERS - BUSHFIRE BENEFIT
ft Julia Jacklin, GL, Harvey Sutherland DJ, Good Morning, Romy Vager (RVG) + more
Tue 14 Jan 2020 | The Gasometer Hotel, VIC
RALLY FOR RELIEF
Wed 15 Jan 2020 | Rod Laver Arena, VIC
BRINGING COMMUNITIES TOGETHER FOR THE AUSSIE BUSHFIRE RELIEF
Thu 16 Jan 2020 | Hotel Esplanade, VIC
MR WOLF PRES. FIGHTING FIRE WITH FIRE
Fri 17 Jan | Mr Wolf, ACT
BUSHFIRE RELIEF SHOW | ELECTRIC FIELDS, LUKE MILLION, MOTEZ, NEON TETRA & MORE
Sun 19 Jan | Lion Arts Factory, SA
STAND UP FOR BUSHFIRE RELIEF
Mon 20 Jan 2020 | Palais Theatre
BUSHFIRE TRIVIA FUNDRAISER
Thu 23 Jan 2020 | Belgian Beer Cafe Eureka, VIC
ROCK AGAINST THE FIRES
Fri 24 Jan 2020 | Spotted Mallard, MELBOURNE, VIC
Sat 25 Jan 2020 | Spotted Mallard, MELBOURNE, VIC
FIRE BAD COMEDY GALA
Sat 25 Jan 2020 | Howler Melbourne, VIC
RAISE 'EM UP
Sat 25 Jan 2020 | The Tivoli Brisbane, QLD
PARTY WITH A PURPOSE 2020
Sun 26 Jan 2020 | Sugar Nightclub, SA
JBL SYDNEY BUSHFIRE FUNDRAISER
Mon 27 Jan 2020 | The Argyle, NSW
TONES AND I - BUSHFIRE BENEFIT (SOLD OUT)
Tue 28 Jan 2020 | 170 Russell, VIC
Sat 1 Feb 2020 | George Iv, NSW
FIRE AID FT. POND, BAD DREEMS, THE MARK OF CAIN, WEST THEBARTON & MORE
Sat 1 Feb 2020 | Lion Arts Factory, SA
Bushfire Benefit @ Transit w/ The Narcissists, Powder Blue & more.
Thu 20 Feb 2020 | Transit Bar, ACT