Taking their name from the second verse of the Australian national anthem is Boundless Plains, a fundraiser gig that aims to support asylum seekers.
The gig was created in light of the hundreds of refugees who remain stranded on Manus Island with no supplies. The musicians performing on the night will volunteer their time, with 100% of the profits raised through ticket and raffle sales being donated to the ASRC (Asylum Seeker Resource Centre).
The line-up includes The Melbourne Mass Gospel Choir, Georgia Fields, Maya, Wolf and Willow, Shannen Wick (Fulton Street), Elsie and The Vibe, Jess Fairlie and Kye. The night will also feature speakers to engage patrons in discussions on ways to help those currently seeking refuge in Australia and internationally.
‘We are deeply concerned about Australia’s treatment of asylum seekers and refugees, and our country’s ongoing violation of human rights,’ Elsie (Elsie and The Vibe) explains. ‘In light of everything happening at the moment, we felt like we had to take some sort of action.’
Anyone who disputes the ill-treatment of human beings is urged to come down to support the cause.
The gig will be held at 6pm on Friday, December 8 at The Gasometer Hotel in Collingwood.
Tickets are $10 + bf here or $15 at the door.
For more information head to Boundless Plains’ Facebook event.