There are so many incredible bushfire fundraisers, gigs, sausage sizzles, raffles, giveaways, auctions and more going on right now, it’s almost impossible to keep up with them all.
And it’s a good thing—there’s money and supplies flooding in from Australia and across the world, headed straight to those who need it most. The Aussie music industry, in particular, has doubled down on their efforts to raise funds, resulting in some pretty epic live music events in Sydney over the next month or so. We’ve rounded up the best bushfire relief gigs going on in the city that will guarantee you a fun night out and the warm and fuzzies, knowing it’s all for a good cause.
Sweet Relief: An Astral People and Oxford Art Factory Bushfire Benefit Gig
Who’s playing: Cosmo’s Midnight (DJ Set), Winston Surfshirt (DJ Set), Young Franco, Basenji, Andy Garvey, Dro Carey, Mike Who, Lex Deluxe, DJ Scorpion, Merph, Ariane, and Cash Only
Where: Oxford Art Factory
When: Thursday, 23rd of January
Cost: $45 a ticket, with 100% of ticket sales going to the NSW RFS, WIRES, Red Cross and the Fire Relief Fund for First Nations Communities.
Mary’s Loves The Bush
Who’s playing: 100, Ahlia Williams, Andy Golledge, Arse, The Baby Beef & Friends Variety Show, Bland, Caitlin Harnett & The Pony Boys, Clews, Coffin, Crocodylus, Donny Benét and the Donny Benét Show Band, Georgia June, Hard Ons, I Know Leopard, Johnny Hunter, Leroy Francis, Lorelei, The Melodrones, Nick Nuisance & the Delinquents, Planet, Poolroom, Prudence, Sunscreen
Where: The Lansdowne Hotel
When: Monday, 27th of January
Cost: $40 a ticket, with 100% ticket sales + 100% bar profits going to the Australian Red Cross Bushfire Appeal Fund
Make it Rain – A Fundraiser for the Fires at Freda’s
Who’s playing: Keep It Disco, Body Promise, DJ Equipment b2b Lex Deluxe, Babitha, and Side Hustle DJs
Where: Fredas, Chippendale
When: Saturday, the 1st of February
Cost: $10 door entry with all proceeds going to the RFS
Fire Fund presented by Yours & Owls, Farmer &the Owl, and Rad
Who’s playing: Hockey Dad, Tumbleweed, Dune Rats (DJ Set), Shining Bird, Totty & Maddy Jane
Where: North Wollongong Hotel
When: Friday the 24th of January
Cost: $60 a ticket with 100% of all tickets, raffle & merch proceeds on the night going to NSW RFS, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Services, and the Red Cross.
Harry’s House Party #10 – UNLOCKED
Who’s playing: Tim Sweeney (Beats In Space, NYC), Simon Caldwell + Kali, Raw Silk (LDN), Andy + Oscar, Paul Jextra + Grand Jeté, Deepa + Chooky
Where: Harpoon Harry
When: Saturday the 18th of January
Cost: $27.54 a ticket with 10% of all proceeds going to WIRES and NSW RFS
Out of Bounds
Who’s playing: The Rubens, Mallrat, Trophy Eyes, Alex the Astronaut, Graace, Jessica Jade, Clypso, Waax, Illy, Rops1, DZ Deathrays (DJ set), Northeast Party House (DJ set), Lex Deluxe
Where: Campbelltown Athletics Centre
When: Saturday, 18th of January
Cost: $69 a ticket, with $10 from each ticket going to the Australian Red Cross Bushfire Appeal