Along with so many industries around the world at the moment, the music and events industry has been one hit hard and hit early
Festivals, gigs, even busking have become completely impossible (illegal) as the world works hard to contain the spread of COVID-19.
But that doesn’t mean we have to lose music in our lives!
While we imagine your Spotify and record players have been getting a rinse in the past few days, this weekend the Aussie music industry is coming together to stream a massive, 24-hour festival straight into your living rooms.
After a nice little test run last weekend, ISOL-AID MUSIC FESTIVAL is back this Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 March for a further two days of live music beamed straight into your home.
Last weekend saw the likes of Stella Donnelly, Angie McMahon, Harvey Sutherland and more playing 20-minute sets via their Instagram accounts before tag-teaming the next artist to play, and so on and so forth.
And this weekend the festival returns, running from 12pm to 12am (AEDT) on both the Saturday and the Sunday.
It’s a massive lineup of artists across both days, including (in alphabetical order) No. 1 Dads, Alex Lahey, Alex the Astronaut, Ali Barter, Alice Ivy, Big Scary, CAMP COPE, CXLOE, Courtney Barnett, Gretta Ray, Hatchie Jen Cloher Josh Pyke, KINGSWOOD, Marlon Williams, Middle Kids, Montaigne, Sarah Blasko and heaps more, including a host of WA-based legends like SuperEGO, Sly Withers, Grievous Bodily Calm and more.
They’re putting the show on for free obviously, but you can help support each act by visiting their respective Bandcamp, Patreon and web pages, or donating some funds to Support Act, which provides relief for music industry workers facing mental health issues or financial hardship.