Here’s A Round Up Of The Bushire Benefit Gigs Happening Around Perth

byTroy Mutton
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We were going to start this with some kinda joke about how you must have come down in the last shower if you haven’t been across the bushfire crisis currently gripping the country at the moment, but rain (or a lack there-of) is part of the problem. So no doubt you’re well aware of the devastating toll bushfires have taken on land, lives, homes and wildlife over the past couple of months.

As we are wont to do in times of crisis, Australia has already been digging deep to help out those in need, and it doesn’t look like slowing down anytime soon. The music and arts community around the country has been quick to galvanise too, putting on benefit shows around Australia, and Perth is of course, no different.

We’ve gone on a little hunt to try and wrap up as many of the upcoming bushfire benefit shows happening around Perth in the coming weeks, which we implore you to check out below.

It’s so important during tough times to maintain and strengthen that sense of community we hold so proudly, and giving a little back to those in need while you do so is even better.

THIS WEEKEND:

Badlands Fire Relief 1 & 2 @ Badlands Bar

Badlands Bar are packing in two (!) bushfire benefit shows this weekend, both featuring fantastic local lineups. Friday’s show sees The Kill Devil Hills, Abbe May and more take the stage, before Saturday hosts The Love Junkies, Downsyde and others. The $20 tickets are going to WIRES and the Salvation Army, along with $1 from every drink sold.

When: Friday 17 & Saturday 18 January

More info: FACEBOOK (1) FACEBOOK (2)


Abbe May by Tashi Hall.

Bushfire Relief @ State Theatre Centre Courtyard

This one’s going down tonight, so if you’re looking for some chilled afternoon drinks and a good cause to boot, head down to the State Theatre Centre Courtyard for some lush local music. Featuring Lucky Pete, Grace Sanders, Sensible Boys Club and more, entry is whatever you can spare (although $15 is encouraged), with all proceeds donated to the NSW Rural Firefighters.

When: Friday 17 January

More info: FACEBOOK

Freeze The Flames @ El Grotto

The team at Loveless takeover their regular haunt at El Grotto on Saturday night, donating all door sales ($10) to Fire & Rescue NSW and Wildlife Rescue South Coast Inc. All the dancing tunes provided by Loveless and their pals.

When: Saturday 18 January

More info: FACEBOOK

Bushfire Relief Fundraiser @ Livid Skateboards

The legends at Livid Skateboards in Scarborough have thrown together a huge afternoon of live music and silent art/photography/prize auctions this Sunday in their laneway space. Featuring bands like The Southern River Band and The Spring Peaks, art/photographry from Ruby Magda, Cass Jones and Mike Maxted and prizes from the likes of Star Surf, Rendezvous Hotel and more, it’ll be a special afternoon of sunshine and special vibes.

When: Sunday 19 January

More info: FACEBOOK


The Southern River Band by Maclay Heriot.

Fire Relief Fundraiser @ The Bird

Séance Sleepover Club and Vibez Supreme are teaming up for a smooth afternoon and evening at The Bird. Live acts and DJs like Aslan, Hyclass, Demon Days and more will set the soundtrack, you just bring a tenner for the door (all donated) and some for the bar (a portion donated).

When: Sunday 19 January

More info: FACEBOOK

UPCOMING:

Bushfire Fundraiser @ Si Paradiso

Si Paradiso will be donating 100% of profits on January 26 to a host of different fire services, and putting on a beautiful day of boogie in the amphitheatre to boot. There’ll also be an outdoor grill, pop up Magnum Bar and a selection of Si Paradiso’s favourite pals spinning records all afternoon.

When: Sunday 26 January

More info: FACEBOOK

MVMNT Bushfire Fundraiser @ Nevermind Smallclub

Consistently throwing one of the best Sunday parties around Perth, MVMNT are giving a little back on January 26, with 100% of all $20 door sales going to the RFS Bushfire Appeal and Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.

When: Sunday 26 January

More info: FACEBOOK

The Rave For A Reason @ Air Nightclub

For those looking for something a little more dance-fuelled fundraising, Air Nightclub will be headlined by three of Perth’s finest electronic artists in Axen, Ekko & Sidetrack and Twerl on January 31. All profits from the show will be split between WIRES, RFS and the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital.

When: Friday 31 January

More info: FACEBOOK


Ekko & Sidetrack.

World Ablaze Community Fire Appeal @ Lucy’s Love Shack

Fans of heavy music can rock out while donating down in Lucy’s Love Shack on Friday 31 January. Conform, Ratking, Idle Eyes, Convulse, Carbxn and Curbstomp have all donated their performances, along with 100% of door sales going to Red Cross, WIRES and Emergency Leaders for Climate Action.

When: Friday 31 January

More info: FACEBOOK

The Fire Fight @ Jack Rabbit Slim’s

Teaming up with Jack Rabbit Slim’s, GOAT 6K are throwing a stacked hip hop party with 100% of ticket sales goin to the NSW RFS and WIRES. Tickets are only $15 for a lineup that features And Beyond, Tobias, Hoodzy, YNGRCH, Zane Rose and more.

When: Friday 31 January

More info: FACEBOOK

Fire Aid – From WA, With Love @ Fremantle Arts Centre

Originally scheduled for Friday 31 January with John Butler, San Cisco, The Waifs and Stella Donnelly, the first Fire Aid show sold out in just a few hours. Fortunately the same artists have scheduled a second show on February 1, with Carla Geneve replacing Donnelly. All proceeds from ticket sales will go to different NSW and VIC fire services, while merch will also be available and profits donated to WA fire service organisations.

When: Friday 31 January (Sold Out) & Saturday 1 February

More info/tickets: WEBSITE


San Cisco.

Yanchep Fire Thank You Day @ Splendid Park

This one’s more a family day out than a straight up gig, with Splendid Park in Yanchep opening up for a big day of live entertainment, kids activities and rides. It’s all in thank you to the local fire brigades who protected our towns up north last month. There’ll be water-based inflatables, tea cup rides, inflatable soccer pitches and more.

When: Sunday 2 February

More info: FACEBOOK

20twenty Fire Relief @ The Corner Gallery, Subiaco

Subiaco’s arts hub The Corner Gallery has just secured a new lease until mid next-year, and they’re celebrating with a huge group exhibition featuring 20 exciting young Perth artists. Those artists will be donating 50% of all sales to fire relief, including NSW RFS, Red Cross, Koalas In Care and more. Opening night will also feature live performances from Noah Dillon, Fraeya, The Junglenauts and more.

When: Friday 7 February

More info: FACEBOOK

Heart Of Fire @ Lyric’s Underground

Another one for the headbangers out there, Lyric Lane in Maylands hosts a special night of metal with Tempest Rising, Coldfate, Icarus Lives, Agnesis and Petryfyde. The $15 door charge goes straight to the NSW RFS, and there’ll also be donation bins on the door on the night.

When: Friday 7 February

More info: FACEBOOK

With Love From WA @ Rosemount Hotel

Sunday 16 February sees the Rosemount Hotel hosting an absolute massive lineup of local legends over three stages, with 100% of ticket sales going to fire services. Headlined by Drapht and Katy Steele, there is literally dozens of other fantastic local bands playing from 2pm-11pm. If you can’t make it, the website also has a $10 donation option.

When: Sunday 16 February

More info/tickets: WEBSITE

If you’ve got one coming up let us know in the Facebook comments or send us an email – hi@perthisok.com

 

Header image by Ryan Pollock (@ryno_thecaptain).