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Secret Sounds Is Hosting a Flood Aid Benefit Tour Headlined by Flume and Bernard Fanning

Three jam-packed lineups are coming to southern Queensland and northern NSW — kicking off with a Kingscliff party this Saturday, March 19.
By Ben Hansen
March 17, 2022
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By Ben Hansen
March 17, 2022
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Secret Sounds, the organisation behind some of the country's most beloved festivals and memorable tours including Splendour in the Grass, has announced a huge tour of southern Queensland and northern New South Wales to raise money for flood-affected communities. The tour promoter hopes to raise $1 million over a one-month period, with those funds donated to organisations such as Lifeline, GIVIT, Koori Mail Bundjalung Community Flood Relief and Northern Rivers Community Foundation.

The Flood Aid tour will take place over three separate gigs, kicking off with a dance-heavy lineup at the Kingscliff Hotel on Saturday, March 19. Heading up the bill is a DJ set from arguably Australia's biggest dance music export, Flume, alongside Sweden's DJ Seinfeld, Pure Space's Andy Gavey, Jono Ma, Rona and Dameeeela — who's fresh off becoming the first Indigenous Australian to perform a Boiler Room set.

The other two shows will take place on the next Saturday, on March 26, at Fortitude Valley Music Hall and Byron Beach Hotel. Brisbane will be treated to sets from Bernard Fanning, The Rubens, Cub Sport (doing a DJ set), Last Dinosaurs, Stevan and Hanni, while Byron Bay will play host to Wolfmother, Dune Rats, Tex Perkins, Jez Mead, Waax, Kobie Dee and Mylee Grace.

In addition to these gigs, Flight Facilities have also allocated 100 of the tickets to their huge Airfields show at Sydney's Victoria Park this Saturday, March 19 for the flood relief appeal. The hometown show will feature sets from the headlining duo, Grammy-nominated Canadian DJ Jayda G, as well as Cosmo's Midnight, CC:DISCO!, Sycco, Merci, Mercy and Mel Blue.

Another way you can get involved is by buying merch from Secret Sounds. A special line of tongue-in-cheek 'Where the Muddy Hell Are You?' t-shirts and hats has been created, and a flood aid auction is also in the works.

Nick Green

SECRET SOUNDS FLOOD AID 2022:

Saturday, March 19 at Kingscliff Hotel, Kingscliff — Andy Garvey, Dameeeela, DJ Seinfeld, Flume (DJ set), Jono Ma and Rona
Saturday, March 26 at Fortitude Valley Music Hall, Brisbane — Bernard Fanning, The Rubens, Cub Sport (DJ set), Last Dinosaurs, Stevan and Hanni
Saturday, March 26 at Byron Bay Hotel, Byron Bay — Wolfmother, Dune Rats, Tex Perkins and Jez Mead, Waax, Kobie Dee and Mylee Grace

Tickets for Secret Sounds Flood Aid gigs are on sale from midday Thursday, March 17. Head to the Secret Sounds website for all the information

Published on March 17, 2022 by Ben Hansen
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