These Musicians & Comics Are Donating To The Bushfire Relief Efforts – Here’s How You Can Too

These Musicians & Comics Are Donating To The Bushfire Relief Efforts – Here’s How You Can Too

Australia is burning. 

It’s a devastating and heartbreaking time for our country that speaks directly to the need for direct climate action. But with darkness comes light and as the fires rage on we have borne witness to the incredible power of communities coming together.

All across the world, and in many cases with musicians and comedians leading the charge, people have donated millions of dollars for the fire services still battling the blazes.

Here are some musicians and comedians who you can support through merch and gig attendance, while you also show your support to the bushfire relief efforts, along with some incredibly generous donations from a few heavy hitters.

This is not a comprehensive list and will be added to progressively. 

Pink 

“I am totally devastated watching what is happening in Australia right now with the horrific bushfires. I am pledging a donation of $500,000 directly to the local fire services that are battling so hard on the frontlines. My heart goes out to our friends and family in Oz.”

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Flume

“So so so sad. It’s breaking my heart. My home is on fire. I’m donating $100,000 to @wireswildliferescue to help injured, displaced wildlife.”

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Celeste Barber

Thanks to coordination efforts by Celeste Barber, the comedian has raised, at the time of writing, almost $35 million for fire services across New South Wales, Victoria and SA, as well as to wildlife care, the families of people who’ve lost their lives in the bushfires, and the Red Cross. 

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Nick Kroll & Joel Edgerton 

Not only is Nick Kroll, who is currently in the country for a stand-up tour, donating his Sydney and Melbourne fee to fire relief services, he has teamed up with Australian actor Joel Edgerton to launch the #fightfirewithafire campaign. 

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Magda Szubanski & Will “Egg Boy” Connolly

“There’s a lot of money that’s being pumped into short term but we decided to shine a light on something different, something for the long term.”

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Lizzo

Working with FOMO Festival, Lizzo is urging punters to give $1 with every bar purchase which will be donated to state specific fire services. 

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Nicole Kidman & Keith Urban

“Our family’s support, thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by the fires all over Australia. We are donating $500,000 to the Rural Fire Services who are all doing and giving so much right now.” 

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Kylie Minogue 

“Last year I had the incredible opportunity of visiting some of the many beautiful places in my homeland for the first time. Returning home to such devastation throughout much of the country is heartbreaking. As a family, we’ve donated $500,000 towards the immediate firefighting efforts and the ongoing support which will be required. Big or small, from near or far, any support will help those affected by the devastating bushfires.” See her post here.

FISHER

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Gang Of Youths 

“The Rural Fire Service and their volunteers are absolute heroes, and we want to do what we can to help them out, so 100% of all sales from this merch until it’s all sold out will go to the RFS and people in need.”

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Pist Idiots

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WAAX

Hilltop Hoods

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Arj Barker

Arj Barker is donating $2 from every ticket he sells in Australia this year to the volunteer fire service of the area of performance.

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Metallica

Metallica and their All Within My Hands Foundation have pledged $750,000, with the US group saying they “are totally overwhelmed by the news of the wildfires sweeping through millions of acres across Australia, with major impact in New South Wales and Victoria”. 

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Ellen DeGeneres 

US comedian Ellen DeGeneres has launched a GoFundMe fundraiser, aiming to raise $5 million for Red Cross and WIRES. It’s so far raised just over $330,000 at the time of writing. See the fundraiser here.

Parkway Drive

Parkway Drive are aiming to raise $250,000 for bushfire relief via a new GoFundMe campaign. They donated $50,000 to get the ball rolling! 

“We are calling on all fans around the world, even 50c will help,” the band said via Twitter.

LANKS

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Upcoming Benefit Shows

New South Wales

A Local Love Affair 
Who? Magda Bytnerowicz, Lorna Clarkson, Ben Fester, Mike Who, Preacha, Champain Lyf, EdSeven, Ariane, Adi Toohey and Kato
Where? Hermanns Bar
When? 18 January
More details here

Fire Fight Australia
Who? Queen, Alice Cooper, John Farnham, Olivia Newton-John, kd lang, Amy Shark, Hilltop Hoods, Grinspoon, Icehouse, Tina Arena and Peking Duk
Where? ANZ Stadium
When? 16 February
More details here

City <3 Country 
Who? Hermitude, Horrorshow, Hoodzy, Rebecca Hatch, Joyride, Jazmine Nikitta, Kilimi
Where? The Factory Theatre, Sydney
When? 11 January
More details here

Fire Fund 
Who? Hockey Dad, Tumbleweed, Dune Rats (DJ Set), Shining Bird, TOTTY, Maddy Jane
Where? Club Windang, Wollongong
When? 24 January
More details here

Sydney Festival Bushfire Appeal
Who? Dan Sultan, Polish Club, Custard, Art vs Science, Regurgitator, Neptune Power Federation
Where? The Metro Theatre, Sydney
When? 11 January
More details here

Bushfire Relief
Who? Wil Anderson, Matt Okine, Becky Lucas, and more
Where? The Giant Dwarf, Sydney
When? 18 January
More details here

The Original Wiggles Reunion Show For Bushfire Relief
Who? The Wiggles
Where? Castle Hill RSL
When? 18 January
More details here

FIREBANNED V – Newcastle Bushfire Benefit Concert
Who? Greg Bryce, Piper Butcher, Rose Carleo Band and more
Where? The Wickham Park Hotel
When? 1 March
More details here

Bushfire Benefit Concert
Who? Tones & I, Adrian Eagles, special guests
Where? 170 Russell
When? 28 January
More details here

ROCK THE TAVERN – Fundraiser For The Fire Fighters
Who? SPY V SPY, DV8 and Urban Guerrillas
Where? Jewells Tavern
When? 7 March
More details here

Bad Fire Fun Raiser
Who? The Babe Rainbow, The Family Jordan and Mylee & The Milkshakes
Where? The Eltham Hotel
When? 10 January
More details here

Fire Fundraiser Extravaganza
Who? Ngariki LaRoque & The Llonely Llamas, Midway, Deanna Rose, Alexandria, Maddy Clare Lardner and more
Where? The Stag & Hunter Hotel
When? 26 January
More details here

Sweat It Out
Who? Barney Cools DJs, Beni, Dangerous Dan, Dolso, Go Freek, Jordy Burrows, Kilter, MC Double D, Nicole Millar, POOLCLVB, Rachel May, Richy Penny, Timothy Love, Tommy Trash, Tori Levett, U Go B,  Yolanda Be Cool.
Where? The Bucket List Bondi Beach
When? 10 January
More details here

ACT

Bushfire Fundraiser
Who? The Other Favorites and Reina del Cid
Where? The Basement
When? 24 April
More details here

Victoria

Bushfire Fundraiser
Who? The Teskey Brothers, Cash Savage & The Last Drinks, Grace Cummings
Where? Thornbury Theatre
When? 16 January
More details here

EOSM Bushfire Fundraise
Who? DJ Dan Fulham, Roger Ramjet, DJ Nee and more
Where? Prince Bandroom
When? 3 February
More details here

Lifting The Vibration Bushfire Fundraiser
Who? Andrew De Silva and more
Where? The Evelyn Hotel
When? 8 February
More details here

Bushfire Fundraiser
Who? Courtney Barnett, Alice Skye, Camp Cope
Where? The Corner Hotel, Melbourne
When? 16 & 17 January
More details here

A Carry 4 Coins
Who? Sampa The Great, Kaiit, Ecca Vandal and more
Where? Max Watt’s Melbourne
When? 26 February
More details here

Damaged Bushfire Relief
Who? Hideous Sun Demon, Zombeaches, Jackson Reid Briggs & The Heaters, Cakefight and Clowns DJs
Where? The Last Chance Rock & Roll Bar
When? 25 January
More details here

Catfish Comedy
Who? Dave Hughes, Tom Ballard, Claire Hooper, Geraldine Hickey, Ben Knight
Where? The Corner Hotel, Melbourne
When? 7 January
More details here

Stand Up For Bushfire Relief
Who? Hannah Gadsby, Wil Anderson, Dave Hughes, Judith Lucy, Tommy Little, Joel Creasey, Cal Wilson, Nick Cody, Rhys Nicholson, Nazeem Hussain, Tom Ballard, Denise Scott, Frank Woodley
Where? Palais Theatre
When? 20 January
More details here

Fundraiser For Fire Affected First Nations Communities
Who? Culture Evolves, DRMNGNOW, Djirri Djirri, Kee’ahn, DJ KYAANZ, The Merindas, Monica Karo ft Leonie Whyman, Philly, Soju Gang, Wala Impressions
Where? The Gasometer Hotel
When? 7 January
More details here

Fundraiser for Fire Affected First Nations Communities – Second Show
Who? Alice Skye, Diimpa, DJ Kyaanz, DRMNGNOW, Lauren Sheree, Soju Gang
Where? Northcote Social Club
When? 8 January
More details here

Music That Matters – Bushfire Benefit
Who? Julia Jacklin, GL, Good Morning, Romy Vager (RVG), Loose Tooth, jade imagine, Elizabeth, Bitch Diesel, Dianas, Leah Senior, Sweet Whirl, The Faculty, Crepes, BATTS, Eilish Gilligan, SNOWY Band, Chitra, Moonlover, el tee + DJ sets between bands from: Harvey Sutherland, Ara Koufax, Shaad, Sullivan and Nkechi Anele
Where? The Gastometer Hotel
When? 14 January
More details here

CFAVIC Fundraiser
Who? Lazy Sidekick, Flogs, UBLW and Full Collapse
Where? The Workers Club
When? 25 January
More details here

Bushfire Fundraiser
Who? Dumb Whales, Champ Ruby, Gypsy Road and Arabella & The Heist
Where? The Workers Club
When? 28 January
More details here

Bushfire Benefit Show
Who? caution:thieves, Modern Divide, The Archanan
Where? The Barwon Club Hotel
When? 25 January
More details here

Make It Rain: A Bushfire Fundraiser
Who? Press Club, The Gooch Palms, Columbus, Mid City, Fan Girl, Teenage Dads DJ set
Where? Stay Gold Brunswick
When? 10 January
More details here

Grill For Good
Who? Mac DeMarco, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Amyl & The Sniffers, Remi, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Pond, CHAI, Miss Blanks, Laura Jean, Cut Copy, Harvey Sutherland, Soju Gang
Where? Victoria Park Abbotsford
When? 12 January
More details here

Matinee: Bushfire Fundraiser
Who? Dani Ella, September Barker, Jimmy Harwood, Earnest Jackson and Indyanna
Where? The Workers Club
When? 18 January
More details here

Muso’s for Bushfire Relief
Who? Imogen Price, Nick Anderson, Invy Horn Jam, Maddy May and more
Where? Westernport Hotel – San Remo
When? 31 January
More details here

Bushfire Benefit at The Tote
Who? Jen Cloher, Romy Vager (RVG), Sui Zhen, Laí, Jess Ribeiro and Cool Sounds
Where? The Tote
When? 31 January
More details here

Bushfire Benefit at The Tote
Who? Total Control, HTRK, Alice Skye, Civic, Disco Junk and The Snakes
Where? The Tote
When? 1 February
More details here

UNITE: Party With A Purpose Bushfire Fundraiser
Who? John Course, Andy Murphy, Mobin Master, Butters, Cassettes For Kids, Samual James, Rob Anthony, Lana Gadzhis and more
Where? Prince Bandroom
When? 18 January
More details here

South Australia

SA Bushfire Benefit
Who? The Yearlings Band, Ollie English, Don Morrison, Kelly Menhennett, Courtney Robb & Snooks La Vie (ex Hiptones), Nikko Kipridis (Streamliners), Andra Cordell and Satisfaction – The Stones Show
Where? The Gov
When? 12 January
More details here

The SA Bushfire Relief Variety Show
Where? The Gov
When? 9 February
More details here

Hillstock Bushfire Relief Rock
Who? The Masters Apprentices (1965 line-up), Cayenne Crush, Workin’ Overtime, The Matt Hawkins 4, Fishtail Parker, East – a Tribute to Cold Chisel
Where? Lot 100 Adelaide Hills
When? 12 January
More details here

Queensland

Blaze Aid 2020
Who? Sarah McLeod, Darren Middleton and many, many more
Where? The Back Room
When? 1 February
More details here

Brisbane Unites! A Bushfire Fundraiser
Who? Like Thieves, Darkcell, From Crisis To Collapse, Massic, Hammers and more
Where? Mansfield Entertainment Centre
When? 18 April
More details here

We Are ’80s Bushfire Appeal Fundraiser
Who? DJ Les-Boss and All-Star ’80s Club DJs
Where? Hamilton Hotel
When? 26 January
More details here

Band Together
Who? Regurgitator, Dicklord, Sixfthick, Being Jane Lane, The Gutter Birds
Where? The Zoo
When? 25 January
More details here

Raise ‘Em Up
Who? Megan Washington, Matt Corby, The Kite String Tangle, Asha Jefferies, Ngaiire and The Riot
Where? The Tivoli
When? 25 January
More details here

Vinnie’s Dive Red Cross Bushfire Appeal
Who? Donny Love, Radolescent, The Disables, The Wrath, Lens, Entrapment, GBU and more
Where? Vinnie’s Dive
When? 26 January
More details here

Ivey’s All Ages Fire Relief Fundraiser
Who? Ivey, Tia Gostelow, Daste, DVNA and Citrus Daze
Where? Miami Marketta
When? 31 January
More details here

Crowbar Relaunch Party For Fire Relief!
Who? Bugs, Heaps Good Friends, Sweater Curse, Semantics, The Cutaways and more
Where? Crowbar Brisbane
When? 23 January
More details here

Tasmania

More Than Thoughts & Prayers
Who? Luca Brasi, Bec Stevens, Sorin
Where? Room For A Pony
When? 10 January
More details here

Western Australia 

Bushfire Fundraiser Festival
Who? Luke Fox, James Abberley Music, Blue Child Collective and more
Where? The River
When? 9 February
More details here

Australian Wildfires Fundraiser
Where? Wild Hop Brewing Company
When? 5 February
More details here

NSW Volunteer Firefighter Fundraiser
Who? TBA
Where? Rosemount Hotel
When? 1 February
More details here

Badlands Bushfire Fundraiser #1
Who? The Kill Devil Hills, Abbe May, The Psychotic Reactions, Noah Dillon and Siobhan Cotchin
Where? Badlands Bar
When? 17 January
More details here

Badlands Bushfire Fundraiser #2
Who? Downsyde, Injured Ninja, Moana, XIII and more
Where? Badlands Bar
When? 18 January
More details here

Kangaroo Island Bushfire Relief Gig
Who? Liquid Liquid, Man Sandal and Queency
Where? Rosemount Hotel
When? 31 January
More details here

Fire Aid
Who? John Butler, The Waifs, San Cisco, Stella Donnelly
Where? Fremantle Arts Centre
When? 31 January & 1 February
More details here

With Love From WA
Who? Drapht, Katy Steele, Great Gable, Dulcie, The Money War, Demon Days & more
Where? Rosemount Hotel
When? 16 February
More details here 

Hottest 100 Pool Party – Bushfire Relief Fundraiser
Where? Indian Ocean Hotel
When? 25 January
More details here 

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