Nick Cave pledges $500,000 to help Australian wildfire victims
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds bandmate Warren Ellis have pledged $500,000 (£382,000) to help victims of the Australia bushfires.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with all of those affected by the fires destroying our beloved Australia,” wrote Cave in a statement posted on Instagram.
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Our thoughts and prayers are with all of those affected by the fires destroying our beloved Australia. We are pledging $500,000 to some of the many organisations carrying out selfless and courageous work aiding and supporting communities and wildlife who have been hit by this overwhelming devastation. We urge everyone to do whatever they can to help. With love to Australia, Nick Cave, Warren Ellis and families. Photo by @mattabbottphoto
Queen have also revealed they have been asked to perform a Live Aid style benefit concert in Australia to help the victims of the bushfires.
Concert promoters TEG Live and TEG Dainty announced benefit gig Fire Fight Australia to raise funds earlier this week, with the show confirmed for Sunday, February 16 but as yet no acts have been confirmed.