With our sudden lack of live shows and income, your fellow gigless artist Merpire (Rhiannon/ Small Time Group), festival organiser Em Ulman (Brunswick Music Festival/Small Time Group) and Shannen Egan (Turning Heads Agency) have combined their powers to put on –
ISOL-AID MUSIC FESTIVAL
A two-day Instagram Live Music Festival
*Beaut artwork by Sebastian White x
ISOL-AID features two days of live streaming from 72 musicians including Angie McMahon, Julia Jacklin, Stella Donnelly, Didirri, Harvey Sutherland, Alexander Biggs, Romy (RVG), Good Morning, Ainslie Wills, Spacey Jane, Yours Truly, Merpire and many many more.
12 noon – 12 midnight Saturday 21st March and Sunday 22nd March. An Instagram live-streaming festival promoting unity and community.
Playing live from bedrooms, lounge-rooms, studios or wherever they are self-isolating, artists will play a 20-minute set streamed live on their Instagram accounts, and then tag-team the next artist to play via split-screen, sending fans down a rabbit-hole of new music discovery.
Follow hashtag #isolaidfestival to watch the whole festival back later, artist by artist.
As the COVID-19 outbreak threatens live music across the globe, Australian artists from all over the world band together to create ISOL-AID, a socially (media) distanced music festival.
In a matter of weeks, tours, local shows and public appearances have been cancelled across the board and the international music community has come to a standstill and faces an uncertain future. According to ilostmygig.net.au the current tally of losses for the Australian music community, (for performers, production, crew, hospo workers, managers, booking agents & more) sits at $150 million dollars.
The impact of these cancellations is financial, psychological and emotional, and will undoubtedly be long lasting.
If they are in the financial position to do so, viewers are encouraged to buy music and merch from the artists’ Bandcamp and Patreon pages, their websites, as well as donating to a fundraiser like this one set up for Support Act.
See you online.
Merpire, Emily and Shannen x