Mac DeMarco will host a Bushfire Relief BBQ picnic in Melbourne this weekend

Mac DeMarco, down under for a national tour kicking off today, will be hosting a Bushfire Relief BBQ this weekend in Abbotsford.

Titled “Grill for Good”, the Canadian artist will be inviting a boatload of talented friends for an all-day, all-ages made up of an old school sausage sizzle with live music, chefs, DJs and other small businesses coming together to collect donations for the Fire Relief Fund for First Nations Communities and Wildlife Victoria.

Picking up the tongs alongside Mac will be a huge line-up of Australia’s most beloved artists including Alice Sky, Amyl and The Sniffers, King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Laura Jean, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, and many more, as well as his tour mates Pond and CHAI (Japan). They’ll be supervised by and offered sausage-turning tips from some of Melbourne’s best chefs, including Tobie Puttock, Shannon Martinez (Smith & Daughters), Raph Rashid, David Moyle and more.

Blackhearts & Sparrows will be popping up their very own bar in the park, so you can pair the classic meat and vege sausages with a wide range of drinks.

Also handling the soundtrack of the day will be DJ sets from the likes of Cut Copy, Harvey Sutherland, Remi and more.

Fans can also donate for a selfie with Mac, and purchase event merch provided by Love Police with artwork by Beci Orpin, with all funds going toward bushfire relief.

Not able to attend? You can check out all the other Bushfire Relief concerts happening in nationwide over HERE.

GRILL FOR GOOD

Victoria Park, Abbottsford
Sunday 12 January 12pm to 5pm
Tickets on sale now through Eventbrite or at the gate.
Eventbrite have generously waived all ticketing fees for this event.
Concessions can be waived at the gate.
Pets Welcome, BYO Picnic Blanket.

On the grill: Mac DeMarco & Friends including:

ALICE SKYE • AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS • CABLE TIES • CHAI (JAPAN) • CHAPTER MUSIC • JULIA JACKLIN • KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD • LAURA JEAN • POND • ROLLING BLACKOUTS COASTAL FEVER + MORE

Plus chefs:

TOBIE PUTTOCK • SHANNON MARTINEZ (SMITH & DELI) • RAPH RASHID • DAVID MOYLE • KAY-LENE TAN • ANDRE de LAINE + MORE

DJ sets all day from:

CUT COPY • AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS • HARVEY SUTHERLAND • MISS BLANKS & FRIENDS • REMI & FRIENDS • SOJU GANG + MORE

Chris Singh

Chris Singh is the Deputy Editor of the AU review and a freelance travel writer. You can reach him on Instagram by following @chrisdsingh.

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