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January 9, 2020

Local hospitality and music behemoths to put on fundraising concert FIRE AID

Almost every band on the bushfire fundraiser bill has had someone close to them affected by the fires, says headliner Bad//Dreems' guitarist Alex Cameron. The outfit will be joined by more bands plus local food, booze and art, to raise money for those affected by blazes.

  • Words: Angela Skujins
  • Above photo: Bad//Dreems taken by Danny Howe

Joining the roster of philanthropic gigs fundraising for those affected or dealing with the bushfire crisis is FIRE AID: a day of live music spread across the Lion Arts Factory’s indoor and outdoor stages with all profits donated.

Organised by the live music venue, Karma and Crow Café plus local outfit Bad//Dreems, FIRE AID will occur on Saturday, 1 February, and will feature live music and alcoholic contributions from Pirate Life, Mismatch and Coopers Breweries, and Geoff Merrill Wines, plus local art for sale. 



Saturday, 1 February

2pm ‘till late

Barr Smith Lawns, University of Adelaide, Adelaide 5000*

Tix: $55.69

*FIRE AID has changed location to the University of Adelaide’s Barr Smith Lawns.

The line-up so far includes Bad//Dreems, as well as psychedelic powerhouse POND, rock luminaries Mark of Cain, recently reformed Children Collide, country troubadour Tim Rogers, indie pocket rocket Hayley Mary, folk outfit DR PIFFLE AND THE BURLAP BAND, and high-fidelity rock fixtures West Thebarton and Horror My Friend.

“We are fortunate to be in a position to do our bit to help South Australia rebuild in the wake of this summer’s tragedies,” Alex of Bad//Dreems said in a statement.

“We look forward to not only raising a considerable amount to help those in need, but also showing our solidarity in addressing the cataclysmic threats to our environment.”


*FIRE AID has changed location to the University of Adelaide’s Barr Smith Lawns.

Lion Arts Factory co-owners Craig Lock, Ross Osmon and Hugo Pedler told CityMag in a statement while it has been heartbreaking to see the devastation around Australia, it has been inspiring to witness creative communities band together to help.

“As a venue, Lion Arts Factory is happy and humbled to be able to come to the table with Bad Dreems, Karma & Crow and all the other amazing people involved in this awesome project, and contribute what we can to charities such as the CFS Foundation, Blazeaid, and Savem, who all do such important work in the face of catastrophe.”

FIRE AID was created as one answer to the endemic natural disaster currently scorching the country.

If you’re also looking fo a more direct way to donate to the cause, see CityMag‘s guide to donating directly to the charities and organisations helping those impacted by the bushfires.

But if you also want to dance for a good cause, tickets for FIRE AID go on sale Friday, 10 January, via Moshtix at $55.69.

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