A long list of the finest musicians across Port Hedland and Karratha will band together for a showcase of talent to raise much-needed funds for firefighters in the Eastern States. Two concerts will be held at the same time more than 250km apart next month, with the community encouraged to go along and get involved for a good cause. Performers including Jake Reid, Small Town, and headliners Misguided, all signed up to rock the expected crowd of 1500 at the Red Earth Arts Precinct for the Bushfire Relief Concert, with funds going to the Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service Association of WA. Meanwhile, Port Hedland’s top singers and songwriters, including Barry Taylor, Lachy John, and headliners The Bradley Hall Band will take centrestage at the Civic Centre Gardens for their Out of the Flames concert. The idea came from Brad Colligan, who awoke on New Year’s Day to see his old home on fire. “We’re just trying to look after those people that are looking after us,” he said “Talking to a couple of mates over east that are fighting these fires, they are using their own cars, their own fuel. The local volunteer brigades don’t have the resources to fight these fires.” Mr Colligan said the night was also about bringing the community together. “Most people in Karratha and the Pilbara aren’t from here, a lot of us have come from the rest of Australia, and I’m hurting watching my friends lose stuff, my friends out there fighting fires, and if I’m hurting then there are a lot of other people here hurting as well,” he said. “If we can come together on the night while we’re playing music, then maybe we can heal each other a little bit and get together arm in arm.” Brad Holder, one of the organisers of the Hedland event, said he hoped the concert would bring the community together and unite the Pilbara in support of their east-coast friends. “I'd also like to reassure attenders that may have seen recent media, that St Vincent de Paul are donating 100 per cent of funds raised from the event to victims affected as outlined on their website,” he said.