Courtney Barnett & Camp Cope Join Forces For Bushfire Fundraiser Gigs

3 January 2020 | 11:23 am | Staff Writer

"It truly feels like the very, very least we can do to help in a small way."

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Courtney Barnett and Camp Cope are the latest Australian artists to announce a benefit show in response to Australia's ongoing bushfires.

The shows will take place at Melbourne's Corner Hotel on 6 and 7 January with 100% of the show's profit donated to the Bushfire Disaster Appeal, Rural Fire Service in NSW, Country Fire Authority in Victoria and WIRES (Wildlife Rescue).

“Watching the news every day, and watching our government completely turn a blind eye, and show absolutely no empathy toward the trauma being faced by a huge portion of the country is completely devastating to us," shared Camp Cope's Sarah Thompson

"It really makes you feel helpless, like every little trivial thing in your life is meaningless in comparison. We can’t be out there fighting fires, but it’s so easy for us to play a show to try and support those who are. It truly feels like the very, very least we can do to help in a small way."

The gigs will reportedly be Barnett's only full-band shows of 2020 with Camp Cope also unlikely to return to the stage until late 2020. 

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Alice Skye and DJ Fee B-Squared have also been announced as support acts. 

Tickets for the shows are on sale now - scroll down to theGuide for more details.