- Live coverage: Waroona, Harvey, Yarloop blazes
- Fires continue to threaten Waroona, Preston Beach and Harvey
- Southbound festival cancelled because of fires
- Three unaccounted for, 95 homes lost in Yarloop devastation
- Historic Yarloop timber workshops destroyed by fire
A number of bands bound for the Southbound Festival in Busselton, which was cancelled after fires swept the South West, will now play in Perth in a fundraiser for the victims of the devastating bushfires.
A spokesperson for the festival confirmed late on Friday afternoon that director David Chitty was working with bands and agents with a view to getting a fundraising gig up and ready for Sunday night.
And a media statement from Acting Premier Kim Hames confirmed on Friday evening the WA government would provide HBF Stadium for the gig.
Disclosure, Bloc Party and Birds of Tokyo will all feature at the concert, with more acts set to be announced. Tickets will sell for $99 and the Arena has the capacity to hold about 5000 people.
In a statement posted on Southbound's website on Thursday night, it had been confirmed "with great regret" that they were no longer proceeding with the three-day event, as they were not prepared to compromise the safety of festival-goers facing detours as they bid to get to the Busselton-based site.
At least 95 homes and a number of historic buildings were destroyed in the massive inferno that tore through Yarloop on Thursday night.
The three-day music festival was to feature bands including Bloc Party, Paul Kelly, Weird Al Yankovic, The Wombats, Birds of Tokyo, Art Vs Science, Courtney Barnett, Hilltop Hoods, Meg Mac and many more.
Sydney based band Art vs Science, who were set to hit the stage on the opening night on Friday, tweeted to lend their support to locals.
Meanwhile, hundreds of people messaged the event's Facebook page after the cancellation was announced on Thursday evening, asking the organisers to keep the money from their ticket sales and donate towards the bushfire relief fund.
"Please keep the money from my ticket sale and donate it towards the fire relief fund. Also, if you were able to set up an online shop for other, less useful items, such as the Southbound stubby holders then I for one would purchase it to see the money donated towards the relief fund. Well done for making a difficult decision," one punter posted.
Tickets to Sunday night's gig are available from Ticketmaster and will go on sale 2pm Saturday.