Bloc Party and Disclosure to play charity gig for victims of Australian bushfire

Both acts were due to headline Southbound festival this weekend

Disclosure and Bloc Party will play a gig aimed at raising funds for those affected by the bushfire that has devastated a town in Australia.

The two acts were due to headline Southbound festival this weekend but the event was pulled when organisers feared ticket-holders would be putting their lives at risk by traveling while the fire is still raging. BBC News reports that the entire town of Yarloop, south of Perth has been affected by the fire, with 130 properties destroyed. Several people are reported missing.

Bloc Party and Disclosure will play alongside Australian band Birds of Tokyo will play at the HBF Stadium in Mt Claremont on Sunday (January 10). Tickets for the gig are available now with all net proceeds going to the bushfire appeal.


Other bands due to play Southbound have arranged their own events too with Young Fathers playing their own fundraiser at Jack Rabbit Slim’s in Northbridge tonight (January 9). Foals will play a DJ set at that event.

Bloc Party will head out on the road along with Drenge, Ratboy and Bugzy Malone in January as part of the NME Awards Tour 2016 with Austin, Texas.

The annual tour will begin in Cardiff on January 29, stopping off in Southampton, Bristol, Nottingham, Newcastle, Glasgow, Manchester, Leeds, Cambridge and London before a final gig on February 12 at Birmingham’s O2 Academy. Get your tickets now.

Drenge will be touring in support of their recent second album ‘Undertow’, while up-and-comers Rat Boy and Manchester grime MC Bugzy Malone will complete the bill on all dates.

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The NME Awards Tour with Austin, Texas dates are as follows:

Cardiff, Great Hall (January 29)
Southampton, O2 Guildhall (January 30)
Bristol, O2 Academy (February 1)
Nottingham, Rock City (February 2)
Newcastle, O2 Academy (February 4)
Glasgow, Barrowland (February 5)
Manchester, Academy (February 6)
Leeds, O2 Academy (February 8)
Cambridge, Corn Exchange (February 9)
London, O2 Academy Brixton (February 11)
Birmingham, O2 Academy (February 12)

To check the availability of NME Awards Tour with Austin Texas tickets and get all the latest listings, head to NME.COM/tickets.