Down to Earth
Time Out says
Australian music stars are coming together to host a massive bushfire benefit concert
Some of the biggest names in the Australian music industry are coming together for a massive bushfire relief concert in Melbourne. Down To Earth – A Fire and Climate Relief Concert is coming to the Sidney Myer Music Bowl this February for a one-day benefit event with a five-star line-up.
Already confirmed to perform are Australia’s folk-pop sibling sensation Angus and Julia Stone; alt-pop powerhouses Gang of Youths; the impossibly multi-talented Melbourne rocker Tash Sultana; rapper, writer, actor and "senator" Briggs; the soulful, velvety smooth Thelma Plum; the dreamy Jack River; and wunderkind Triple J darling Ruby Fields.
A group statement from the artists said "Collectively, our hearts go out to the families who have lost loved ones, the firies who have put their lives on the line and continue to, and the communities across Australia suffering. We hope to give you the greatest thing we can in this time of great need – our voices and our songs."
All profits from the concert’s ticket, bar and merchandise sales will be donated to the Red Cross and WIRES. Money raised will also be donated to groups advocating for long-term climate solutions such as Emergency Leaders for Climate Action, Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal and Firesticks Alliance.
This is a full-day affair, with doors opening at 2pm. Tickets go on sale at 10am on Thursday, January 9.