Secret Sounds the organisers behind some of Australia’s biggest festivals are getting behind the Northern Rivers of NSW and South East Queensland with their Flood Aid campaign and series of shows.
The series of initiatives aim to assist with recovery across the region, with a target of raising $1 million in one month and a commitment that 100% of the money raised will go directly to flood-affected communities.
From fundraiser gigs and limited-edition merch items to auctions, there’s a range of ways the public can get involved to help the cause.
Splendour in the Grass and Falls Festival Byron has kicked off the fundraising with a $100K donation each ($200K in total). Bank of Queensland has also jumped on board as a key sponsor to help make the concerts happen.
Co CEO of Secret Sounds said “I live in this region” said Secret Sounds Co-CEO Paul Piticco. “My nearest town is Murwillumbah and it has been devastated. Local schools, friends’ homes and businesses, lives and livelihoods all just swept away by the floodwater. This story is repeated in Lismore, Ballina, Mullumbimby, Coraki, Brisbane and many other communities. The recovery, physically and especially mentally, is going to take a long time and will need lots of support so I am very pleased Lifeline is providing targeted and specialised assistance for everyone that has been affected. It has been an extremely tough two years for the music business but we are still here and still banding together to help our communities. Please join us. Give generously, buy a ticket, buy a shirt, make a bid and support however you can to get these families and towns back on track.”
“This is deeply personal for us. Many of our team live and operate businesses in the region and some of them have been directly impacted. We have also run our events in the area for decades. We are part of this community and we’re heartbroken to see the pain that’s being felt right across the region” said Jessica Ducrou, Co-CEO of Secret Sounds.
The Flood Aid Gigs
One of the biggest acts on the planet, Flume (DJ Set), will hit the Kingscliff Hotel this Saturday for a DJ set with a bunch of his musician mates. Aussie icon Bernard Fanning will play the Fortitude Music Hall in Brisbane on Saturday 26 March with The Rubens, Cub Sport (DJ Set), Last Dinosaurs and Stevan. And multiple ARIA and Grammy award-winning rock act and Byron locals Wolfmother will take to the stage at Byron Beach Hotel with Dune Rats and fellow local Tex Perkins.
ANDY GARVEY + DAMEEEELA + DJ SEINFELD + FLUME (DJ SET) + JONO MA + RONA Kingscliff Hotel, Kingscliff – Saturday 19 March
BERNARD FANNING + THE RUBENS + CUB SPORT (DJ SET) + LAST DINOSAURS + STEVAN + HANNI The Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane – Saturday 26 March
WOLFMOTHER + DUNE RATS + TEX PERKINS & JEZ MEAD + WAAX + KOBIE DEE + MYLEE GRACE Byron Beach Hotel, Byron Bay – Saturday 26 March
In addition to these shows, FLIGHT FACILITIES have allocated 100 tickets to their almost sold out Airfields event this Saturday in Sydney. They’ll be available for a special price of $99.90 and all proceeds from those sales will go to Secret Sounds Flood Aid.
Where the Muddy Hell Are You Merchandise and Flood Aid Experiences
It’s a bit cheeky but it’s also a bit true yeah? Limited edition “Where The Muddy Hell Are You” t-shirts and hats will be available across the fundraiser month.
Stay tuned to the Flood Aid Auction site as items and experiences are added across the campaign month including VIP tickets to the sold-out 2022 Splendour in the Grass as well as money can’t buy experiences with some big names!
Or Simply Donate to Flood Aid and Watch The Money Grow