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Acclaimed singer-songwriter, Cruel Sea front man & wildlife ambassador Tex Perkins said he was shocked when he heard that Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital had lost a $6 million funding grant announced by the NSW Government in February. Perkins contacted the hospital’s management team offering his support & has played a central role in the ideation & creation of Wild Aid, 2023.

Perkins will reunite with original band members Dan Rumour, Jim Elliott and Ken Gormly for the tour. Guitarist/keyboardist Matt Walker will take the place of the late James Cruickshank.  The five-piece band will play the exclusive benefit gig as a warmup to their recently announced national  “The Honeymoon is Over” tour. This will be the first show in 10 years for the five-time ARIA award-winning Australian rock band, The Cruel Sea.

The event includes, as well as Cruel Sea, a line-up of amazing Australian musicians, aims to raise awareness and funds for Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital’s life-saving veterinary treatment, and care for sick injured and orphaned wildlife.  Along with the spectacular concert, the evening will also feature a live auction of incredible donated items from sponsors and ambassadors of The Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital and in addition, there will be a silent auction available during the event and some other unmissable experiences.

Proceeds from WILD AID 2023 will go directly to providing veterinary treatment and care for sick and injured wildlife admitted to Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital.​

Saturday 21 October at the Green Room,  Byron Events Farm. Book here.

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