Scores of events will be held around the country to raise money for the ongoing crisis.
In an outpouring of support from the dance music community, dozens of parties from across the country will donate door fees or other financial help to the historic crisis. Melbourne alone has more than 15 gigs being hosted in January by the likes of Cool Room, Novel, Soothsayer, CC:DISCO and Wax'o Paradiso, Colour, The Operatives, Butter Sessions, Paper-Cuts, Hot Mess, Resist, House of Friends, Ilio Records, My Aeon, Mr. Chan's, BR1 Collective, Plastic Dreams, LOADING_ERROR, Lost In Ibiza, Feather Print Records and Mac DeMarco. London's Rhythm Section has just added a benefit gig at Radar on the 23rd with founder Bradley Zero, Prequel, Sophie McAlister and more.
At least a dozen nights across Sydney will be presented by Nectar, Heavenly, Ghostly, Champain Lyf, Kato, Picnic, Keep Sydney Open, Astral People, Subsonic Music, Mantra Collective, Freda's, Sweat It Out, Lovejoy, Nerve, Assembl, Plastic, Bodywork, Irregular Fit, Addition by Subtraction, Original Vibe and Fisher.
Sampology will play a seven-hour set at a party in Brisbane, a number of crews like Pickle, Canberra House Social and Sol. Sonik will get together in Canberra, while Outer Body, Co-Op, Perfect Strangers and The Bird have Perth shows lined up.
With plenty of summer still to come, the scale of the crisis continues to rise. The death toll around the country has now reached at least 28, while the World Wildlife Fund has estimated 1.25 billion animals have perished in the fire. Over 2000 homes have been lost and more than ten million hectares of bushland have burned. By comparison, the geographical area of England covers 13 million hectares.
Producers and labels have also been getting behind the cause. A growing collection of EPs and compilations have been released to raise money, while a number of labels are contributing funds from Bandcamp sales.
You can donate directly to the bushfire relief effort via the following organisations:
Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief And Recovery
New South Wales Rural Fire Service
Country Fire Authority Victoria
Fire Relief Fund For First Nations Communities
NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue And Education Service
Salvation Army Disaster Appeal
Jan 10 Mr. Chan's ▬▬ Rspca Bushfire Appea.., Pawn & Co, Melbourne Jan 10 Bushfire Relief Raiser, Sideway, Canberra Jan 10 My Aeon Presents Fire Relief, My Aeon, Melbourne Jan 10 Outer Body ⇝ Summer Shaka:.., Connections Nightclub, Perth Jan 10 FEEL ft Denis Sulta, Fiction Club, Canberra Jan 10 Bushfire appeal. Sweat it out x.., The Bucket List, Sydney Jan 10 Bushfire Fundraiser - Lia T, Your Girl .., The Bird, Perth Jan 11 Bushfire Fundraiser Day Party ▬ .., Brown Alley, Melbourne Jan 11 Mahogany Soul: Bushfire .., The Gasometer Hotel, Melbourne Jan 11 The Operatives present We Are .., The Third Day, Melbourne Jan 11 Furious Frank x Simon Caldwell, The Lansdowne, Sydney Jan 11 House of Friends Turns 2, Angel Music Bar, Melbourne Jan 11 Cool Room Fire Relief Fundrais.., Bighouse Arts, Melbourne Jan 11 Plastic Dreams: 24 Hours, Radar, Melbourne Jan 11 City <3 Country, Enmore Theatre, Sydney Jan 11 Post Junk Teq No, The Chippo Hotel, Sydney Jan 11 Perfect Strangers Bushfir.., PICA Performance Space, Perth Jan 12 Fisher & Friends Bushfire Appeal, The Ivy, Sydney Jan 12 Grill for Good - Mac DeMarco & Fr.., Victoria Park, Sydney Jan 13 Dance For Good with CC:DISCO!,.., Whitehart Bar, Melbourne Jan 15 Big Yawn/Sleep D/Cale .., Northcote Social Club, Melbourne Jan 17 Irregular Fit presents TYGAPAW (DJ Mast.., Freda's, Sydney Jan 17 Butter Sessions: Tanaka Disc.., Angel Music Bar, Melbourne Jan 17 Natural Selections (100% Doo.., Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane Jan 18 Alien Werkshop x Plastic .., TBA - Secret Location, Sydney Jan 18 A Local Love Affair - Bushfire Fun.., Hermanns Bar, Sydney Jan 18 Keep Sydney Open, Picnic Harry'.., Harpoon Harry, Sydney Jan 18 Paper-Cuts with Furious Fran.., Angel Music Bar, Melbourne Jan 18 Feather Print Release Party 2020 Fi.., 24 Moons, Melbourne Jan 18 Co-Op - Noise In My Head & Friends, Railway Hotel, Perth Jan 19 Nectar Pres. DJ Marfox, C.Frim, Na.., TBA - Sydney, Sydney Jan 19 Community Bushfire Fundraiser, Mclub, Sydney Jan 19 Hot Mess Sunday Sessions II wit.., Killing Time, Melbourne Jan 23 Sweet Relief: A Bushfire Ben.., Oxford Art Factory, Sydney Jan 23 Rhythm Section x Tribqu Bushfire Fundr.., Radar, Melbourne Jan 24 Lost In Ibiza Australian Bushfire Fundr.., Loop, Melbourne Jan 25 Bodywork: Sunset Rooftop Par.., The Rooftop Sydney, Sydney Jan 25 LOADING_ERROR : [ bushfire_relief.., Crazy Arms, Melbourne Jan 26 First Press Bushfire Relief Fundrai.., Dr Morse, Melbourne Jan 26 Slow Burn ~ Fire Relief .., Grace Darling Hotel, Melbourne Jan 27 Solace, The Chippo Hotel, Sydney Jan 29 Colour: Fire Relief For First Nations.., Colour, Melbourne Feb 01 Make It Rain ~ A Fundraiser for the Fir.., Freda's, Sydney Feb 14 Addition by Subtraction presents .., The Vault Bar, Sydney