Fresh off previewing their new album Hymns at Sydney’s Oxford Art Factory, UK band Bloc Party have announced that they will be playing a special benefit concert, organised by the team behind Southbound, this weekend in Perth in an effort to raise funds for those affected by the horrible bushfires in the South West.
Annual festival Southbound was forced to cancel their event in Busselton this year due to the bushfire threat, instead moving to HBF Stadium for a revival of sorts, bringing with them the likes of Disclosure and Bird of Tokyo, alongside Bloc Party, to offer an alternative to the planned three-day event.
As reported by Perth Now, acting Premier Kim Hames has confirmed that all profits from the event will go directly to a bushfire appeal established for the victims. Tickets will be priced at $99 each and will go on sale at Ticketmaster from 2pm tomorrow, Saturday 9th January.
Gates to the event will open at 5pm on Sunday 10th January at HBF Stadium.
Southbound organisers have also been doing as much as they can to help those affected by these bushfires, including teaming up with catering partner Ultimo Catering and Events to donate 2300 meals, along with stock from sponsors Icebreak and Redbull.
More artists are to be announced for the benefit concert this Sunday. Stay tuned to Southbound’s Facbook for updates.