Sound Relief Australia has announced that it will be staging a concert this year to benefit those affected by the country’s bushfires.
The organization, which held a concert in 2009 in both Sydney and Melbourne to benefit the victims the Victorian bushfires, revived its social media accounts in order to make the announcement. In a twitter post, they wrote:
“In response to the devastating bushfires currently sweeping across the country, the Australian Music Community will band together once again under the unified banner Sound Relief 2020.”
Over 120,000 people attended the original concert, which raised $8 million.
So far, the organization has not announced dates or locations for the 2020 concert. But it is believed that the concert will return to Sydney and Melbourne, and it will take place either at the end February or at the beginning March.
The following organizations are expected to have involvement in the concert:
- Chugg Entertainment
- IMC Music HQ
- Live Nation Australia & New Zealand
- Secret Sounds
Chugg Entertainment helped organize the 2009 edition the concert. Its founder Michael Chugg said the event:
“We were raising money for hundreds thousands people whose lives have been shattered by some pretty horrendous situations. We don’t come together to do these things very ten. This really galvanised everyone to work together. With an industry that’s so competitive and sometimes so divisive, to get everyone together to work under the one ro and pull something like this f is pretty special.”
It is unclear at the moment who exactly will perform at this year’s concert.
At the 2009 concert, artists included:
- Taylor Swift
- Kings Of Leon
- Hunters & Collectors
- Split Enz
- Paul Kelly
Over the weekend, singer Pink $500,000 to help fight the fires. She was joined by Keith Urban and his wife Nicole Kidman. Elton John and Metallica have also made significant donations to the cause.