Sydney’s beloved ‘Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater’ cover band, Birdman: Or The Unexpected Virtue Of A Tony Hawk Pro Skater Cover Band, have announced a star-studded charity show in their home city, featuring the likes of post-rockers Sleepmakeswaves, rapper Urthboy and, of course, plenty of Tony Hawk soundtrack classics.
Dropping in to The Lansdowne Hotel on Thursday, 26th July, the fundraiser will be raising money for the Skateworks project, an intiative which gives children in remote indigenous communities the chance to access skateboards and school holiday skate programs.
All proceeds from the show will go to Skateworks, and any old boards or trucks punters bring along can also be donated to the project.
The show will also feature guest appearances from triple j‘s Gen Fricker, local rockers Palms, Bloods, Le Pie, Gay Paris and Beerwolf, and it has already scored some pretty high profile support…
“We really hope fans of the band, the music we play, and all the wonderfully talented people volunteering their time to come rock out with us will come along to help raise some cash for this awesome cause,” say the Birdman crew.
“Skateboarding and skate culture has brought us a lot of joy throughout our lives, and we really want to see these kids, who may not have access otherwise, realise the lifelong benefits of skateboarding as well.”
Skateworks Executive Director Jon Burns says the organisation’s programs try to “reconnect indigenous youth back to culture and country through the balance of skateboarding”.
“‘The Balance Stick’ is a school holiday program specifically designed to create the outcomes which elders and community representatives desire for their youth,” he says.
“Youth connected to culture, so they can skate and be great. The little wooden bridge from the past to the present.”
Catch all the ticketing details for Birdman’s Sydney Skateboard Charity Extravaganza, below.
Birdman’s Sydney Skateboard Charity Extravaganza Lineup
Birdman: Or The Unexpected Virtue Of A Tony Hawk Pro Skater Cover Band
Featuring guest appearances from…
triple j’s Gen Fricker
Birdman’s Sydney Skateboard Charity Extravaganza
Thursday, 26th July
The Lansdowne Hotel, Sydney
Tickets: Oztix (Or On The Door)