Scottish and World Folk Music Industry In Support Of Australian Bushfires

Leading music festivals, events and artists have rallied together to raise funds in support of those affected by the unprecedented Australian bushfires, currently destroying parts of the country.

In just 48 hours, thousands of pounds worth of prizes have been donated towards a major prize draw, with all proceeds split between the Australian Red Cross and World Wildlife Federation. Festival tickets, VIP passes, travel and accommodation for leading events - including the Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival, Edinburgh International Fringe, the Hebridean Celtic Festival and The Cambridge Folk Festival amongst many more - have been generously gifted to the fundraising effort.

The campaign has been organised by the team behind the Year of Scotland in Australia 2020 - the largest ever programme of Scottish music and culture to be presented in the country. Produced and curated by Showcase Scotland Expo and Woodfordia Inc, in partnership with over 30 of Australia’s festivals and event organisers, the year-long programme is backed by Creative Scotland, VisitScotland, The Scottish Government and The Glenturret whisky.

WOMEX has donated a free registration for the next World Music Expo in Budapest in October 2020.

The prize draw will take place during a live streaming from Showcase Scotland 2020 in Glasgow, on February 1. Tickets can be bought from the link below with all attendees’ tickets entered into the draw. A full list of prizes is also available through the purchasing link.

article posted by:Francisco Gonçalves Silva, Piranha Arts