Stream this bar's virtual music fest and help raise funds to support music and hospitality workers in need.
Shipping container bar Section 8 is a mainstay of Melbourne's hospitality and music scene, serving up good times and great tunes from its laneway corner since 2006. And now, the beloved haunt is giving back to both communities, teaming up with local music collectives Crown Ruler and The Operatives for a special project supporting industry folks currently doing it tough.
This Saturday, September 11, Section Aid will dish up 12 hours of non-stop jams, via a live Twitch stream soundtracked by a lineup of local music legends. Catch sets from artists like Emma Volard, Khiarra, Walla C, The Phantom Sun, DJ Smilez, Elle Shimada, Komang and more, as they beam sonic love straight into your living rooms, delivering a fine blend of electronic, vinyl, soul and funk.
Listeners can support the cause by donating via the website on the day. Section 8 will then use the funds to serve up a stack of ready-to-eat meals, care packages and Deliveroo food vouchers directly to music and hospitality workers in need the following week. Meal kit brand Dinnerly is also on board, pledging to donate an extra $45 for each new sign-up it gets on the day.