Southbound Fire Appeal Show Raises Over $150,000

12 January 2016 | 5:22 pm | Staff Writer

Way to go, WA.

Nearly 3500 fans turned up to HBF Stadium in Perth on Sunday night for a benefit concert to help raise money for those in WA affected by the recent bushfires and it proved to be a huge success to say the least. 

Conjured up just a day after the last-minute cancellation of Southbound 2016, the benefit gig included performances from Disclosure, Bloc Party, Django Djano, Birds Of Tokyo, Oh Wonder, San Cisco, Koi Child and more. 

Impressively, over $150,000 was raised for the Lord Mayor's Distress Relief Fund from the event which was put together in less than 48 hours. 

Check out our review of the benefit show here

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"We were utterly overwhelmed at the willingness of local businesses, suppliers, staff and our local and international artists who dropped everything to make this event happen last night," Southbound director David Chitty said. 

"The people of West Aus wasted no time throwing their support and money behind this event to help out our friends in the South West through this devastating time."

Meanwhile VenuesWest Chairman Richard Muirhead congratulated all those involved for putting the event together in such a short amount of time. 

"To put together a concert for 3,500 people in under two days is an amazing achievement. I commend everyone involved," Muirhead said. 

"Staff at VenuesWest were overwhelmed with offers of support from businesses across a range of industries, without their support this event would not have been so successful."

For those wanting to donate part or all of their Southbound ticket refund to those affected by the bushfires, head to Moshtix for details.