ISOL-AID: “Social distancing” music festival announced for Australia

Julia Jacklin

Taking place entirely on social media, ISOL-AID has been speedily pulled together with a cracking Aussie line-up to adapt to a post-covid world.

As the coronavirus continues to decimate industries around the world, the live music scene has been dramatically effected due to the understandable need to practice strict social distancing. In a bid to slow the spread of Covid-19, Australian musicians have come together to form this debut “socially (media) distanced music festival.”

ISOL-AID is a two-day live streaming festival running from 12pm to 12am on both Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd March, promoting unity and community. Each artist on the line-up will be playing live from bedrooms, lounge rooms, studios or wherever they are self-isolating, performing 20-minute sets streamed live on their respective Instagram accounts.

All performances will “tag-team” the next artist to play, sending fans down a rabbit hole of music discovery.

Those in the financial position to do so will be encouraged to buy music and merch from the artists’ Bandcamp, Patreon pages, or websites. A fundraiser will also be set up for Support Act, which provides relief for music industry workers facing mental health issues or financial hardship via links in artists’ Instagram profiles.

The line-up includes Julia Jacklin, Angie McMahon, Stella Donnelly, Alice Sky, Didirri, Harvey Sutherland, Merpire, Alexander Biggs, Romy (RVG), Good Morning, Ainslie Willis, Hayley Mary, Spacey Jane, Yours Truly, CLEWS and more.

For all information head to the official Facebook page HERE.

Header image by Bruce Baker

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