The Isol-Aid #7 lineup is here and it’s a doozy

The Isol-Aid #7 lineup is here and it’s a doozy

Dulcie and The Merindas
Words by Tom Parker

What does Isol-Aid have in store this week?

This weekend, Isol-Aid will arrive at its seventh instalment after six wildly successful runs at it. For the Instagram Live festival’s next iteration, it has teamed up with Vanessa, the youth arm of the TAC (Transport Accident Commission), as part of their ‘Going The Distance’ campaign, which sees notable artists from the Australian music industry help young people dealing with self-isolation.

As a result, Vanessa has got their own surprise, and have asked their own ‘secret artist’ to take over the Vanessa Instagram page for the event. Hints have been trickling out all week as to who it might be but all won’t be revealed until they step behind the camera for their slot at 8:40pm on Saturday May 2.

In terms of the lineup for this week, Body Type, Dulcie, Indigo Sparke, Jaguar Jonze, Lakyn, L-Fresh the Lion, The Merindas, Nadia Reid (NZ), Winterbourne and Woodes are just some of the artists that will be performing across the weekend. You can check out the full lineup via the festival’s Instagram page.

Across its six-week lifespan so far Isol-Aid has invited 394 acts to perform, with names such as Courtney Barnett, Marlon Williams, Stella Donnelly, Julia Jacklin, Jen Cloher, Tim Rogers, Donny Benet and so many more, coming on board to raise money for Support Act. The Australian not-for-profit organisation is the only one of its kind that provides relief for musicians and music industry workers facing physical or mental health issues, or financial hardship.

In the beginning, Isol-Aid 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.

Check out what’s in store below:

Isol-Aid #7 goes down from Saturday May 2 until Sunday May 3. 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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