The Australian music industry continues to respond in amazing ways to the ongoing bushfire crisis and now, some of our biggest artists are coming together for a huge one-off charity gig.
Angus and Julia Stone, Briggs, Gang of Youths, Jack River, Ruby Fields, Tash Sultana and Thelma Plum are coming together for Down to Earth: A Fire and Climate Relief Concert next month.
The gig will take place at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl in Melbourne Wednesday 26 February, with 100% of all profits donated to the Australian Red Cross and WIRES.
“Collectively, our hearts go out to the families who have lost loved ones, the firies who have put their lives on the line and continue to, and the communities across Australia suffering,” a joint statement from the artists read.
“We hope to give you the greatest thing we can in this time of great need – our voices and our songs.”
The event is made possibly by all artists waiving their fees and commissions. All profits from bar and merchandise sales will also be donated.
“We believe a holistic response to fire relief and future protection is what the youth of Australia are calling for. As well as immediate fire relief, we value the long term needs of small communities, the knowledge of First Nations people, and the need for climate action,” the statement read.
Additionally, Down To Earth said it will be working with Green Music Australia to reduce the environmental impact of the event.
Tickets go on sale 10am AEST on Thursday 9 January from the Arts Centre Melbourne. Ticket prices are yet to be announced.