Bushfire gig relief: guide to benefit concerts and how to get involved

Wednesday, 08 Jan 2020

(Cry Club performs at Oxford Arts Factory in 2019, photo by Belinda Dipalo)

Are you organising a bushfire relief concert?

It's heartening to see all the efforts our members and the music industry at large are undertaking to help raise funds for those affected by the devastating bushfires. We want to help get the word out. And, please, remember if you need support at this time, we have a dedicated phone line for member assistance.

If you're organising a gig or would like to donate your talents to one, email us with a link and relevant artwork. If you're organsing an official benefit concert, please make sure you secure a complimentary licence with OneMusic Australia via email

Keep the gig details coming in and check out what's coming up. In some cases, tickets are already sold out but you can consider a donation or merch purchase for the cause. 


Wednesday 8 January

Make It Rain - Fund the Fireys
Beach Hotel Byron Bay, NSW
Tickets still available. Online auction is still open.

DRMNGNOW - Fundraiser for bushfire affected First Nations communities
Northcote Social Club, VIC
With Alice Skye, Diimpa, Lauren Sheree
Sold out - with waitlist open.

Thursday 9 January

Make It Rain - Fund the Fireys
Beach Hotel Byron Bay, NSW
2nd show sold out. Online auction is still open.

Friday 10 January

"More than thoughts and prayers"
Room For A Pony, Hobart, TAS
Acoustic sets from Luca Brasi, Bec Stevens and Sorin Van Zino.
Tickets will be $15 and available at the door.

Bushfire Appeal at Good Grief Studios
Good Grief Studios, Hobart, TAS
Featuring A Swayze and the Ghosts, Slag Queens, The Native Cats and Bert Shirt.
$15 tickets on the door, all ages.

Richard In Your Mind, Le Pie, Misty Lanes & Hedy Lamarr - Benefit show
The Landsdowne, Sydney, NSW
All 4 acts are donating 100% of the profits from this show to the WIRES Bushfire Emergency Fund

Parcels - Bushfire Benefit
Byron Bay Brewery, Byron Bay, NSW
With special guest Dustyesky - Sold Out

Slay for the CFA
The Worker's Club, Fitzroy, VIC
Featuring Sarah McLeod, Ben Mastwyk, Katie Bates and more.

Saturday 11 January

City <3 Country  
Enmore Theatre, Newtown, NSW
Nooky, ThundamentalsHoodzyHermitudeHorrorshow, Rebecca Hatch, Joyride, Jazmine NikittaKilimi have all banded together to raise as much money for a community who are suffering. 

Sydney Festival Bushfire Appeal Concert 
Metro Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Features Dan Sultan, Polish Club, Custard, Art vs Science, Regurgitator and The Neptune Power Federation, plus Yumi Stynes as MC.  

Furious Frank x Simon Caldwell 
The Landsdowne, Sydney
Late show, hosted by Original Vibe. 

FOMO Sydney - Bushfire Relief tickets
Parramatta Park, NSW
$20 of every ticket sold goes to emergency services

Sunday 12 January

SA Bushfire Benefit
The Gov, Hindmarsh, SA
Lineup includes The Yearlings Band, Ollie English, Don Morrison, Kelly Menhennett, Courtney Robb & Snooks La Vie (ex Hiptones), Nikko Kipridis (Streamliners), Andra Cordell and Satisfaction - The Stones Show, all donating their time for the cause.

Band Together Murray River Region - Bushfire Benefit Concert
Beer Deluxe Albury, NSW
Lineup includes The taste, Chris Miller, Death Valley Dark Horse, Johan Noordam + Friends, Adam Crossman, The Drop Bears, Toby Mobbs and more.

STAGEhand - Bushfire Relief and Recovery Fundraiser Show
The Rifle Brigade Hotel, Bendigo, VIC
Blackthorn is hosting a benefit gig in conjunction with Mick Thomas (WPA), Mast Gully Fellers, Four Lions Duo, Band of Cloud Duo & Oombah Duo.

Friends in the Fire Fundraiser for Bundanoon
House concert, Engadine, NSW
Featuring ensemble Chaika

FOMO Melbourne - Bushfire Relief tickets
Melbourne Showgrounds, VIC
$20 of every ticket sold goes to emergency services

Fire Fundraiser Exhibition
Teel Studios, Wollongong, NSW
Art show and music from Pantheon, MC Big Twisty and more.

Grill for Good 
Victoria Park, Abbotsford, VIC
Mac DeMarco & Friends BBQ For Bushfire Crisis

Family Friendly Bushfire Benefit
Northcote Social Club, Northcote, VIC
Jordie Lane, Liz Stringer, Clare Reynolds

Wizard Tone Studios, Hendon, SA
Featuring The Studio and Star Factory

Tuesday 14 January

Music That Matters - Bushfire Benefit
The Gasometer Hotel, Collingwood, VIC
With Julia Jacklin, GL, Harvey Sutherland DJ, Good Morning, Romy Vager (RVG) - Sold out

Thursday 16 January

Australian Bushfire Fundraiser (LA)
The Hotel Café, Los Angeles, CA
Featuring Jordie Lane & Clare Reynolds & friends

Saturday 18 January

The Original Wiggles - Reunion for Bush Fire Relief Show
Castle Hill RSL - Sold out

Campbelltown Athletics Centre, NSW
Illy, The Rubens, Mallrat and more.
$10 of the new $69 ticket going directly to the Red Cross Bushfire Emergency Appeal

Sunday 19 January

Boomer's Jukebox - Bushfire Relief Event
Bowls Claytons, South Claytons, VIC

Bushfire Fundraiser Gig at The Toff
The Toff in Town, Melbourne, VIC
Cropley, Gus Dingwall and Xirita for a Sunday Arvo Sesh, $15.

Inner West Music Fest - Bushfire Appeal
Pratten Park Bowling Club, Ashfield, NSW
$10 Adults /$5 Kids over 5 yrs

Monday 20 January

The Amity Affliction - Benefit show
Location tba, Melbourne, VIC
More details to come.

Burn Benefit!
Transit Hotel Rooftop Bar, Melbourne, VIC
Featuring Paul Grabowsky, Joe Chindamo, Wilbur Wilde and more

Tuesday 21 January

Hindley single launch
The Gasometer Hotel, Collingwood, VIC
Hindley Single Launch: Gemini feat. Max Lawrence and Mzuki

Thursday 23 January

Bushfire Fundraiser
Bank Hotel, Newtown, NSW
Featuring Annie Hamilton, Gauci, Body Type and more

Friday 24 January

Club Windang (Windang Bowling Club), Wollongong, NSW 
Ft. Hockey Dad, Dune Rats (DJs), Tumbleweed + More

Bong Bong Picnic Racecourse, Bowral, NSW
Featuring John Waters, Daryl Braithwaite, Leo Sayer, Megan Washington, John Paul Young, Jack Jones, Margaret Urlich and Justine Clarke -- and will be hosted by Julia Zemiro.

Music for the Mountains
Que Bar, Wagga Wagga, NSW
A night of music, food and entertainment donated by locals, for locals.

Ryan's Rocks for Red Cross
Ryan's Hotel, Thirroul, NSW
Featuring Ruby Tuesday’s, Mac Tango & Sketchy Fancy. Free entry with donations on the night.

Albury Wodonga Music Industry Fire Relief Fundraiser
Victor Supper Club, Wodonga, VIC
Featuring King Jeremy (Pearl Jam tribute)

Raise the Fun Fundraiser - two day event 24 & 25 January
Captain's Flat Hotel, Captain's Flat, NSW
Jeff Lang, Ben Chackravorty, Blue Cheese Rats, Blues Resurrection, Bo, Den Hanrahan and more.

Bushfire Fundraiser at New Hall
New Hall, Point Lonsdale, VIC
Mark Lang and the Andrea Robertson Band and more

Saturday 25 January

Band Together - Bush Fire Fundraiser
The Zoo, Brisbane, QLD
Featuring Regurgitator, The Gutterbirds, Being Jane Lane, SixFtHick, Dicklord

Fiji 4 Australia Fires Concert
Sukuna Park, Suva

Sunday 26 January

Aust Day Band Bash Bush Fire Fundraiser
The Bended Elbow, Albury, NSW
Featuring Catnip Kaiser, Snug Pugs, ELK, Chelsea Knight & Band, Quinn Bros plus Jaide Brussen

Rocking Out The Fires
Glasshouse Mountains Tavern, Sunshine Coast, QLD

With Love from LA
Rooftop at 857 S San Pedro St, Los Angeles, USA
Featuring Jessie Jess, Danni Stephanetti, Dean O'Leary and more

Tuesday 28 January

Tones & I - Bushfire Benefit
170 Russell, Melbourne, VIC
With special guest Adrian Eagle and more. Sold out.

Wednesday 29 January

Make It Rain
Academy, 6021 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles
Featuring VASSY, PNAU, Nina Las Vegas and more

Thursday 30 January 

Brendan McMahon
The Ember Lounge, St. Kilda, VIC

Friday 31 January

FIRE AID - From WA, With Love
Fremantle Arts Centre, WA
With John Butler, The Waifs, San Cisco & Stella Donnelly

Aware Collective - Rain, Dance and Relief Concert
Mo's Desert Clubhouse, Burleigh Heads, QLD
Featuring Wayward Sons, Chev Wilson, Bronte Eve, Scopes, and Ryan Munro 

Burnout 2020 - Wildlife rescue fundraiser
Woolly Mammoth, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, QLD
Bands: Goatzilla, Sunset Junkies, Speedracer, The Automaton  

Bushfire Benefit at The Tote- night 1
The Tote, Collingwood, VIC
Featuring Jen Cloher, Romy Vager (RVG), Sui Zhen, Laí, Jess Ribeiro, Cool Sounds, DJs Ruby & Lucy - Limited tix

Bushfire Relief Fundraiser
Brisbane Hotel, Hobart, TAS
Featuring EWAH & The Vision of Paradise, The Boners, Lazy Baby and more. 
Raising funds for Tasmanian Fire Service to support volunteers and bushfire relief.

Bushfire Relief Dance Party: 343 Brass Band/.ilex/Tears for Beers
Annandale Creative Arts Centre, Annandale, NSW
Entry by donation

Saturday 1 February

Bushfire Benefit at The Tote - night 2
The Tote, Collingwood, VIC

Featuring Jen Cloher, Romy Vager (RVG), Sui Zhen, Laí, Jess Ribeiro, Cool Sounds, DJs Ruby & Lucy - Sold out, join the waitlist

Fire Aid - A Bushfire Fundraiser
Lions Arts Factory, Adelaide, SA
Featuring POND, Bad//Dreems, The Mark Of Cain, Children Collide, Tim Rogers, Hayley Mary, West Thebarton, Horror My Friend, Dr Piffle & The Burlap Band

Live Music Food for Fire Victims
Lakes Anglican Church, Kanwal, NSW
Featuring The Bounty Hunters Band, Paul-i and more

Fighting Fires with Music
Bellingen Memorial Hall, Bellingen, NSW
Featuring David Helfgott and Bellingen Youth Orchestra Sinfonia

Chardons Corner Hotel, The Back Room, Brisbane, QLD
With Sarah McLeod / Darren Middleton 

Bricknell Sound Shell, Bunbury, WA

Busselton Foreshore Sound stage, Busselton, WA

COME TOGETHER: An Australian Bushfire Appeal
Mercy Lounge, Nashville TN USA

Sunday 2 February

Blazing Love - Bushfire Relief Benefit
The Hotel Cafe, Los Angeles
Featuring Ben Lee, SayGrace, Jess Cornelius, Lo Carmen and more

Tuesday 4 February

Beats for Bushfires
LazyBones Lounge, Marrickville, NSW
Featuring Darryl Beaton, Gang of Brothers, Paula Baxter and more

Playing the Flame: A Bushfire Relief Mini-Fest
The Workers Club, Fitzroy, VIC
Featuring nightlight, Bastian Hues, Siore, Koko

Friday February 7

Playing the Flame: A Bushfire Relief Mini-Fest
The Grace, Collingwood, VIC
Featuring OH! Daisy, Bridget Allan, Louise Gaul and more

Saturday February 8

Show Some Local Love
The Local Taphouse, St. Kilda, VIC
Featuring Buncha Counts, Steve McCulloch

Tuesday 11 February

Playing the Flame: A Bushfire Relief Mini-Fest
The Tote, Collingwood, VIC
Featuring Tamara97, Trace Decay, Plaza-trg and more.

Thursday 13 February

Playing the Flame: A Bushfire Relief Mini-Fest
Laundry Bar, Fitzroy, VIC
Featuring Mythic, Kara Music and more

Love to Australia
Bennett Day School, Tipsy Space, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Live music, sausage sizzle, auction and more.

Saturday 15 February

Rock Relief
Brookvale Oval, Northern Beaches NSW
With Christine Anu, GRAACE, Hoodoo Gurus, Xavier Dunn and more

Sunday 16 February

With Love From WA - A Fundraiser for the East Coast Fire Disasters
Rosemount Hotel, North Perth, WA
With Drapht, Katy Steele, Great Gable, Dulcie, The Money War and Demon Days

Fire Fight Australia - National Concert for Bushfire Relief
ANZ Stadium, Sydney, NSW
Line-up announced soon

Friday 21- Sunday 23 February

Unity: The Meeting Place - all proceeds will go to RFS and Wires
Outdoor Adventure Camps - Castle Mountain, Webbs Creek NSW
3 days & 2 nights of camping in nature with 
Live Music, DJ's, VJ's & Performances

Sunday 23 February

Firey's Benefit
Servo Food Truck Bar, Port Kembla, NSW
With The Escarpment, Small Town Incident, Bruce!, Birdsville and more

Wednesday 26 February

Down to Earth - Bushfire Relief 2020
Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne, VIC
Featuring Angus and Julia Stone, Briggs, Gang Of Youths, Jack River, Ruby Fields, Tash Sultana and Thelma Plum

Saturday 29 February

16 Hr Music Marathon for Our Firies
Tempo Rubato, 34 Breese St., Brunswick
Over 30 established and emerging classical musicians will gather for this music marathon

Tuesday 10 March

Good Neighbours – Bushfire Relief Gigs for Australia
Lafayette London (UK)
With Jordan Rakei, Wallace, Blake and special guests

Saturday 28 March

Band Together 2020
Venue TBC, Picton, NSW
A benefit for the Southern Highlands community, featuring Missy Lancaster, Christie Lamb (tbc), Luke O'Shea and more.


Want to help out or are you looking to add talent to a line up? Get in touch with the below.


Allegra Dunning - available for benefit gigs
School-aged Indie / Americana / Blues artist
Blue Mountains / Sydney - will travel
e: allegraamused@gmail.com

Christian Fedor - NSW
e: ultratumbafilms@gmail.com
m: 0491086161

Susan O'Neill (SON) - available for benefit gigs 28 Feb-1 March
Irish singer-songwriter looking to contribute talents due to cancellation of Cobargo Folk Festival
contact: seamusfinneran@bigpond.com

OL'55 - band
Available for benefit concerts
Patrick Drummond
e: patrickdrummond2509@hotmail.com
m: 0437 462 674


Paul Louis Villani - available for benefit gigs
Guitarist / singer/ songwriter
Melbourne, VIC
e: paullouisvillani@outlook.com

Ruth Hanson - available for benefit gigs
lead singer for 4-piece band F Troupe (originals and covers)
East Gippsland, Orbost,  Nurran near Goongerah, VIC


David Rivett - available for benefit gigs
Singer / songwriter / Folk artist
Bickley, WA


Jordie Lane - available for benefit gigs in Nashville
Singer-songwriter Jordie will be back in Nashville soon, get in touch
e: jordielane@gmail.com 


BUSHFIRE AID SOUTHWEST - Bunbury and Busselton
1 Feb 
Musicians, performers, food trucks wanted
Bricknell Sound Shell and Busselton Foreshore Sound stage
contact via the website or bushfireaid@gmail.com

Inner West Summer Fest - talent wanted
Saturday, 8 February
Enmore Park, Enmore NSW
The Stiff Gins and Green Mohair Suits are headliners and Mayor Darcy Byrne is looking for more musicians and performers who could donate their time to help build the lineup.
e: darcy.byrne@innerwest.nsw.gov.au

Band Together 2020 - volunteers and talent wanted
Saturday, 28 March
Picton, NSW event needs need more artists, sound engineers, volunteers

Musicians and studio
Cathy Menezes has written a song dedicated to the fire fighters and is looking for collaborators to play and record it.
Contact via Cathy's Facebook

With Love from LA - videographer wanted
Event on 26 January is looking for a volutneer videographer
e: hannahsmusic@hotmail.com

Resound Bushfire Appeal
If you have lost your musical instrument/s as a result of the 2019/2020 bushfires, please apply here.
Accepting donations too.

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