A live-streamed music festival series raising money for Aussie artists who've had gigs cancelled during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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With events across the country cancelled and postponed in a bid to slow the spread of COVID-19, the live music industry is being hit hard. According to Aussie website I Lost My Gig, the industry has had a lost income of about $340 million so far.
To help some of those affected, some of the country's best musical talents have been coming together for a weekly two-day music festival and fundraising event series every weekend — that's all online. In past weeks, the festival has seen the likes of Julia Jacklin, Marlon Williams, Hermitude, Vera Blue, Asta and Stella Donnelly. So, order a disco ball and make a flower crown for your cat, because it's time to party in your apartment. This week's lineup is yet to be announced, but expect it to be announced on Isol-Aid's Instagram soon.
While watching, viewers are encouraged to donate to a fundraiser set up by Support Act, which is raising money for musicians and music workers who've lost income during the COVID-19 pandemic and to help "keep our music industry alive". You can also support the individual artists by buying merch and music from their Bandcamp pages, as well as get your hands on some Isol-Aid merch.
Isol-Aid runs from 12pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Tune in via isolaidfestival.com.
Top image: Bec Taylor