Missed out on tickets to Fire Fight’s epic stadium concert hosted by Celeste Barber? Here are the other upcoming fundraisers you can still attend.
In the wake of Australia’s devastating bushfires, we’re all looking for ways we can help those affected. This week, tickets to the massive bushfire relief concert, Fire Fight, went on sale, inviting over 70,000 punters to flock to Sydney’s ANZ Stadium for a night of music and entertainment. The event, hosted by Celeste Barber, is set to host international and local music icons including Olivia Newton-John, Tina Arena, John Farnham, Guy Sebastian, Jessica Mauboy, Alice Cooper and more for one night only on Sunday, February 16th.
In a huge display of generosity, tickets to this stadium concert sold out in less than 24 hours, with all ticket sales profits going towards rural and regional fire services, the Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery and the RSPCA Bushfire Appeal. If you’re still looking for a way to give back, keep reading to discover which other fundraising concerts are happening in Sydney this summer.
This Australia Day, flock to the Beach Room at Bondi Pavilion to take part in the Rain Dance Bushfire Relief Fundraiser. Kicking off from 4pm, this one-day-only event brings together local businesses and music acts for an evening of fundraising. On-site you’ll find bar and food stalls, a raffle to win prizes from some of Bondi’s best local businesses as well as a line-up of entertainment from the likes of Notion DJs, Vyking, Katence, RotaryDisco and more. All proceeds from tickets ($40+bf) will go towards the RFSA, an organisation providing assistance to volunteer firefighters who have been impacted by bush fires themselves, from losing homes to farm equipment, fencing and livestock. To find out more and book your spot, click here.
The crew from Mary’s Group are throwing a massive bushfire fundraiser event (Mary’s Love Bush) on the Australia Day public holiday at The Lansdowne Hotel, with 100% of ticket sales and 100% of bar profits set to be donated to the Australian Red Cross Bushfire Appeal Fund. From 2pm until midnight the event welcomes a string of 23 local acts to the stage including The Baby Beef & Friends Variety Show, Planet, The Melodrones and more. All artists, bar and producing staff are volunteering their time towards the event, with generous donations provided from Young Henrys, Grifter and Philter Brewing to ensure maximum bar profits towards the cause. The ticketed event ($40 per person) invites Sydneysiders to also dig deep and donate whatever they can afford towards the bushfire relief effort. For more information and to secure your spot, click here.
Bringing together Sydney’s classical music community, Music For Our Country is a one-night fundraising concert at City Recital Hall in the CBD. Kicking off from 7pm on Thursday, January 30th, the concert will be donating 100% of ticket and bar sales to the Australian Red Cross, WIRES and a number of other charities assisting with the bushfire relief effort. For more information and to book your spot ($60 per person), click here.
Hosted at Freda’s Bar in Chippendale, Make It Rain delivers a night of panel discussions, live music, DJs, art auctions and market stalls, all raising funds for the RFS. Kicking off from 6pm, the evening begins with a panel discussion featuring climate change advocates Lucy Mann (CEO of 350.org Australia), Glenn Morris (Farmers for Climate Action) and Elaine Johnson (Principal Lawyer at the Environmental Defenders Office). They’ll also be live music from 8pm with DJ sets kicking off at 11pm. To find out more, click here.
Tight on cash but still want to give back? Head to the Inner West for the RFS Summer Fundraiser event this summer to give back to those in need. On Sunday, February 9th from 2pm to 9:30pm the Botany View Hotel will play host to an afternoon of comedy, music and great eats, calling out for donations to support those affected by the bushfires. To find out more, click here.
The comedy community is coming together for a one-night-only bushfire relief concert at the steps of the Sydney Opera House this March. Comedy Steps Up for Bushfire Relief brings together major Australian and international acts including Arj Barker, Carl Barron, Urzila Carlson, Joel Creasey, Kitty Flanagan, Becky Lucas, Tim Minchin, Julia Morris, Harry Shearer, Lawrence Mooney, Steph Tisdell and more. Net procees from ticket sales will go towards the Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery fund, the NSW Rural Fire Service, Wildlife Victoria and WIRES. To find out more and to book your spot, click here.
Looking for more ways to give back to those affected by the bushfires? Check out our guide to how to help those impacted by the bushfires here.