Isol-Aid Festival announces special Record Store Day edition this weekend
17.04.2020

Isol-Aid Festival announces special Record Store Day edition this weekend

Northside Records, credit: The Vinyl Factory

See artists perform live from the Instagram pages of some of Melbourne’s most beloved record stores.

Record Store Day would have traditionally been held tomorrow but has since been postponed due to coronavirus. To shine a light on the record stores that are the lifeblood of Melbourne’s music community, Isol-Aid is throwing a special Record Store Day edition for its fifth instalment.

In doing so, the festival has asked Chris Gill from Northside Records, Pat Monaghan at Rocksteady Records, Shannon Logan from Jet Black Cat Music and Andrew Bailey from Mills Records to select a list of artists to stream live from their stores’ Instagram accounts throughout the day.

Gill will welcome the likes of The Bamboos and Laneous to perform straight to the Northside Records Instagram page, Logan has names such as Frankie Cosmos (USA), #1 Dads and Tiny Ruins (NZ) on board, while WAAX, Even’s Ash Naylor and more will take to Rocksteady Records’ Instagram Live. Hermitude, Simona Castricum and Northeast Party House (DJ set) have been announced for Bailey and Mills Records.

That will consume much of Saturday’s programming, while the likes of Missy Higgins, Deborah Conway, KIAN, Ngaiire, Tired Lion, Vera Blue, Private Function and so many more will each perform 20-minute sets on the Sunday; this time to their own Instagram profiles.

This weekend’s event follows on from four hugely successful events – names such as Courtney Barnett, Marlon Williams, Stella Donnelly, Julia Jacklin, Jen Cloher, Tim Rogers and Donny Benet have all come on board to raise money for Support Act, Australia’s only not-for-profit organisation that provides relief for musicians and music industry workers facing physical or mental health issues, or financial hardship.

In the beginning, it was the genius of Rhiannon Atkinson-Howatt (Merpire), Emily Ulman and Shannen Egan of Turning Heads Agency that brought this fantastic idea to life. As a result, artists now have a platform for creative expression and a means to present their music in this time of uncertainty.

As always, donations to Support Act’s COVID-19 Emergency Appeal are encouraged to help support musicians and music workers impacted by coronavirus.

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ROUND 5 IS ALIVE! 🖐 For our #RECORDSTOREDAY special on Saturday we're partnering with 4 beloved Aussie independent record stores to deliver a hand picked and packed crate-diggers delight. @northside_records, @jetblackcatmusic, @rocksteadyrecords and @millsrecordsfreo This weekend we’re eggcited to share (in alphabetical order): @the_bamboos , @deborahconway & Willy Zygier, @frankiecombos (USA), @hermitude, @kian.brownfield, @missyhigginsmusic, @ngaiire, @rudelyinterrupted, @simonacastricum, @tiny_ruins (NZ), @tiredlionband, @verabluemusic, @waax_band and many many more. Party starts at 12.55pm tomorrow 🥳 Get ready! Love Team Isol-Aid x #isolaidfestival Artwork by the eggstremely gifted @sebi.white 🐣🐣

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Isol-Aid #5 goes down from Saturday April 18 until Sunday April 19. For set times and more info, head to @isolaidfestival. You can donate to the Support Act COVID-19 Emergency Appeal here

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