Cobargo Unites Cancelled

Cobargo Community Bushfire Recovery fund

Cobargo Unites Cancelled

It’s with sadness that the Yuin Folk Club, Cobargo and the Cobargo Folk Festival announce the cancellation of our Cobargo Unites! benefit concert because of coronavirus restrictions on mass gatherings. This benefit was planned for Sunday 3 May at the Cobargo Showground.

This is a further blow for Cobargo as it follows the cancellation of the 25th Cobargo Folk Festival this year because of the fires that went through our area on New Year’s Eve.

The 3 May benefit was being staged at minimal cost to the Club and the Festival through the generosity of the musicians and Tri-Point Rigging Services, who were all donating their time and expertise.

Cobargo Unites! was a fundraiser that aimed to raise $200,000 for the Cobargo Community Bushfire Recovery Fund for the fire-affected communities of Cobargo and district. This event would also have brought many visitors to the Far South Coast, supporting our local businesses and injecting much needed funds into the local economy.

Sadly, this is not to be. It’s important that we protect the health of our community and our visitors and not risk increasing public exposure to a virus which may be potentially fatal to some people.

When the situation improves, we will look again at options to bring great live music to Cobargo and our region.

Many thanks to all the people who rallied round to support Cobargo and district, particularly Tri-Point Rigging Services, Lee Kernaghan and SHANE HOWARD – GOANNA and to all the performers listed on our wonderful poster, created by artist Marcus Piper who also donated his services. So sorry that we couldn’t pull this off. It would have been awesome…

All tickets will be refunded shortly. If you would still like to donate to help the bushfire recovery efforts in Cobargo and district you can contribute here:…

and direct to our bank account here:

Cobargo Community Bushfire Recovery Fund Inc
Bendigo Bank
BSB: 633 000
Account no: 171 210 016