State Government offers stadium in support of fire relief concert
Profits from the event go to victims of the bushfires ravaging the South-West
Concert to be held this Sunday, January 10 at HBF Stadium, kicking off from 6pm
Despite the cancellation of this weekend's Southbound concert in Busselton due to safety concerns in fire-affected parts of the South-West, the State Government has offered event organisers the use of the Main Arena at HBF Stadium, in Mount Claremont, to hold a fundraising concert.
VenuesWest and Sunset Events are hosting a rebooted version of the festival by holding a one-off concert on Sunday in support of those affected by the devastating bushfires that are still raging in the South-West of the State.
Acting Premier Kim Hames said headline artists who were due to perform at the original Southbound Festival will feature in the Sunday concert and all profits from the event would go directly to a bushfire appeal established for the victims.
"I have just returned from surveying some of the fire-damaged areas and talking to people who have lost or are afraid they've lost everything," Dr Hames said.
"Being able to offer HBF Stadium as a venue for a relief concert is a worthwhile cause and a very real way of channelling some of the grief into a positive outcome.
"VenuesWest and Sunset Events are to be commended for acting quickly to make this concert happen in Perth and in supporting the many West Australians affected by the bushfires."
The Acting Premier said State Government agencies had worked closely with event organisers including Ticketmaster, service providers suppliers and the artists themselves to ensure the concert goes ahead.
VenuesWest is Western Australia's provider of premier sports, recreation and entertainment venues and its portfolio includes the world-class Perth Arena and the redeveloped nib Stadium, as well as Perth Stadium to be completed in 2018.
Tickets from Sunset Events will be available through Ticketmaster for $99 and go on sale Saturday, January 9
Doors open from 5pm, concert concludes at 11pm
Main Arena at HBF Stadium can hold about 5,000 people in concert format
Premier's office - 6552 5000