FIRE AID - A BENEFIT CONCERT & ALBUM

Raising funds for the fire services, local communities and wildlife protection groups in the Eastern States.

Fire Aid - A Benefit Concert

Four of Western Australia’s most loved bands are joining together for a night of impassioned music to raise money to assist with the continued fight and recovery of the fire ravaged Victorian and New South Wales States.
In a strong statement of solidarity with the Eastern States, renown Western Australian musicians John Butler, The Waifs, San Cisco and Stella Donnelly (31st) and Carla Geneve (1st) will come together for one two nights! of uplifting live music at The Fremantle Arts Centre on Friday January 31st (SOLD OUT) & Saturday Feb 1st (SOLD OUT).

Friday, 31st January 2020

Saturday, 1st February 2020

All proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to a number of causes but will include local NSW and VIC fire services, local communities and wildlife organisations:
WIRES Wildlife Rescue
 www.wires.org.au/donate/emergency-fund
NSW RFS
https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/about-us/fundraising
http://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/news-and-media/general-news/featured/support-for-firefighter-families
VIC Bushfire Appeal
https://www.vic.gov.au/bushfireappeal
Merchandise items will be available on the night for purchase, with all profits being donated to Western Australian Fire Service organisations including the WA Emergency Services Volunteers’ Hardship Assistance Scheme.
https://waesvhas.org.au/donations/

Concert Album Download To Be Released

For those unable to attend, from Western Australians to fans from all corners of the globe, you will be able to pre order a downloadable recording of the night’s concert, which will be made available within 7 days of the concert concluding, again with 100% of the proceeds being donated to the above causes.

http://johnbutlertrio.mywaterfrontstore.com/Product/84767/0

Fire Aid - A Benefit Concert

Artist Statements

Josh Cunningham and David Macdonald from The Waifs and past members of John Butler Trio, have had to evacuate their homes both in Victoria and New South Wales and continue to have to live in fear of the fires revisiting their homes in the coming weeks.

From Josh Cunningham, The Waifs:

“Anxiety, fear, dread and terror are just a few of the emotions I’ve personally experienced over these past weeks as a resident of the far south coast of NSW amidst the horrific bushfire crisis that grips my home state and many other parts of the country. And I’m one of the lucky ones whose property and life has been spared to this point. Many have not been so lucky and those who have are still on high alert as fires remain out of control and a very real and imminent threat. It’s a humbling privilege to be part of a benefit concert to help raise money and morale in the face of this horrendous crisis. Please be part of it and support the many in great need at this time”

From John Butler:

“A gig like this is the least we can do for all the communities that have suffered and fought these fires. Our hearts and prayers go out to all those that have fallen victim to this national disaster and hopefully gigs like this can make even smallest of meaningful difference”

From San Cisco:

“Fire fighters are utterly exhausted, people are losing their homes, people have died, animals are burning to a crisp and cities are choking. The images from these fires are so devastating and so confronting, it’s difficult to comprehend. And whilst fires ravage the nation on an unprecedented scale, our government STILL refuses to talk about climate change. It is beyond heartbreaking. The fire fighters and animal rescuers are doing an amazing job but need our continued support over what is going to be a long hot summer. That is why we are looking forward to performing alongside John Butler, The Waifs & Stella Donnelly with all proceeds from ticket sales contributing towards relief during this difficult time.”

From Stella Donnelly:

“I’m so grateful to be part of such an important event that shows WA’s heart.”

FIRE AID - A BENEFIT CONCERT & ALBUM

Don’t miss this chance to assist in a direct action to help and show support for the continued bushfire crisis in the Eastern States.

This benefit concert has been made possible by the extreme generosity of many individuals and companies donating their services at no cost. Too many to mention but a special thanks to the bands, crew, the production companies AAA Audio, CCPWA   Lighting, Event X Staging, Fremantle Herald and Fremantle City Council for providing Fremantle Arts Centre  at no charge. Special thanks to Photographer Alex Ellinghausen, The Sydney Morning Herald,  Firefighter Chris Montgomery and the Carwoola Fire Brigade

Full Details

Fire Aid
From WA, With Love

Friday Jan 31st 6pm – 10pm
Saturday 1st February 6pm – 10pm

Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, WA
Licensed Venue (under 18’s to be accompanied by legal guardians)

Featuring:
John Butler
The Waifs
San Cisco
Stella Donnelly (Jan 31st)
Carla Geneve (Feb 1st)

Tickets; $96.90
(no booking fees courtesy of Oztix)
From fac.oztix.com.au or bands websites.

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