Indie pop artist Mac DeMarco has brought together multiple artists including King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Julia Jacklin, Laura Jean, POND and Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, for the Grill For Good event. This sold-out event will bring together local artists, chefs, DJs and small businesses to collect donations for the Fire Relief Fund for First Nations Communities and Wildlife Victoria, who are affected by the ongoing bush fires. This event will take place in Abbotsford, Victoria, Australia, a suburb right next to Melbourne.
DeMarco and company will not be performing at this all-ages event, however he and his musical guests will be barbecuing for the event. The event will also host DJ sets throughout the hosted by Cut Copy, Amyl and the Sniffers, Harvey Sutherland, Miss Blanks and friends, Remi and friends and Soju Gang.
Over 6.3million hectares burned across Australia and a billion animals that have perished in the recent bush fires that have been ravaging Australia since the end of 2019 and the beginning of this year. Australia’s prime minister Scott Morrison has received criticism from many climate activists, who believe his climate policies have been inadequate in dealing with the ongoing crisis in Australia.
Recent reports have also shown that “climate scepticism gets substantial favourable exposure in mainstream Australian media.” Climate skepticism is typically considered another phrase for climate change denial.
DeMarco released his most recent studio album Here Comes The Cowboy last year. The performer also collaborated with Baltimore-based rapper Logic for the soundtrack for the rapper’s album Supermarket last year as well.
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