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Courtney Barnett to take part in a virtual fundraiser


Courtney Barnett is set to take part in a live stream fundraiser this coming weekend with the online event aiming to raise money for First Nations communities in Victoria impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

Along with Barnett, Georgia Maq of Camp Cope, Banoffee, Lonelyspeck, June Jones, and Geryon are also set to perform over the course of the weekend.

“As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, we sadly (and with urgency) anticipate it will affect the Aboriginal Blackfulla community in Victoria in devastating ways. We expect health complications, housing insecurities and food vulnerabilities to be exacerbated due to the disproportionate levels of discrimination experienced by us,” reads a statement on the fundraiser’s Chuffed page.

“We have set up this campaign in response to the distress, anxiety and uncertainty expressed by members of our communities.”

The Australian singer-songwriter previously hosted a marathon live stream back in March with Lucius to benefit Oxfam’s COVID-19 Relief fund as well as taking part in another online concert for COVID-19 relief on Anzac Day along the likes of Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker and Vance Joy among others.

Barnett made the announcement on Instagram, writing: “hello 🙂 we’re playing an insta live show next week ! the link to the Covid-19 Victorian First Nations Relief Fund in @june__jones ‘s bio so jump on over there 🙂 I am going to be performing from my bed/lounge room, which exists on the lands of the Wurundjeri and Bunurong peoples of the Kulin Nation and I would like to pay my respects to their elders, past; present and emerging.”