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Cruel Sea front man and wildlife ambassador, Tex Perkins, says 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. 

‘I’ve seen what these incredibly caring humans do to help wildlife,’ said Perkins. 

‘Losing that vital funding was a brutal shock, and I really wanted to help,’ he said.

Original band members Dan Rumour, Jim Elliott and Ken Gormly have reunited for the tour. Guitarist/keyboardist Matt Walker will take the place of James Cruickshank, who died in 2015.  

Wild Aid 2023 will be held Saturday, October 21, at The Green Room at Byron Events Farm. 

Bluesfest Executive Chairman, Peter Noble OAM, said he was delighted to provide the venue for the fundraiser for an important cause.

Tickets are available via tinyurl.com/ydjr2tsf. 


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