Two big hip hop gigs have been announced for bushfire relief
29.01.2020

Two big hip hop gigs have been announced for bushfire relief

Sampa The Great
Words by Sose Fuamoli

Get along to the NOSO and Max Watt’s to support the cause.

January has seen the entire music industry rallying for those who have been affected by the bushfires that have ravaged much of this country. Within our local hip hop circle too, the community has really come together to raise money for those doing it tough and for the volunteer firefighters and wildlife organisations working overtime.

Not a few weeks ago, The Corner hosted a stellar lineup, led by Illy and featuring Seth Sentry, Alice Ivy, Nerve, Kuren and Francois, and raised over $25,000 for bushfire relief efforts. Now, as we look ahead to the last weeks of January and into February, there are two major hip hop events that Melbourne heads must get along to. Celebrate music, show support, and help a worthy cause. 

One Land

Sensible Antixx and The Get Down Events are putting this one together in the inner north, bringing together some fine as hell talent for a night of excellence. Hosted by 1200 Techniques legend N’fa Jones and headlined by BIRDZ, One Land is raising money for the Fire Relief Fund for First Nations Communities as well as Wildlife Victoria.

The lineup is a boss one too, featuring P-UniQue, Niasha, Dialectrix, Mantra, along with DJ J-RED and Henry Skillz. Some of the city’s best lyricists are coming together on this one, not to mention the stage will be shining with emerging and established talents alike. It’s a perfect look at the Melbourne scene and a good opportunity to see who is lined up for some great things as 2020 rolls out.

Wednesday February 5 at Northcote Social Club. Tix here.

A Carry 4 Coins

Now this one, this one is huge. A celebration of boss females of colour out here putting the work in, this bushfire relief effort – like One Land – is expected to sell fast.

Led by Sampa The Great and featuring Kaiit, Ecca Vandal, Kira Puru, Jesswar and Miss Blanks, this incredible bill is completed with excellent DJs Babymama, SojuGang and C.FRIM. Taking place at Max Watt’s, first release tickets are now on sale through Oztix, while all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander punters are urged to get in touch with David (david@pointblank.group) to organise free entry.

Opportunities to see these artists in 2019 were plentiful but man, they sold out very quickly. So, if you missed out on seeing Sampa The Great at Red Bull Music Festival, or Ecca Vandal touring with Hilltop Hoods recently, then this is an unmissable event.

Wednesday February 26 at Max Watt’s. Tix here.