One of the best things to come out of social distancing restrictions in Australia has undoubtedly been the inception of the Isol-Aid music festival, and the seventh edition is set to kick off with another stacked lineup.
As usual, the festival of artists playing on Instagram Live from their own homes and studios will span across two days: Saturday, May 2nd and Sunday, May 3rd.
Organisers have delivered a tasty lineup once again, with the likes of Woodes, L-Fresh The Lion, Body Type and Jaguar Jonze all set to show their wares. They’ll be joined by Dulcie, Indigo Sparke, The Marindas, Winterbourne and heaps more.
Boutique booking agency Collective Artists and Sydney-based agency Select Music will each showcase a smattering of their rosters, on Saturday and Sunday respectively. Island Records Australia have also our forth a stack of their own acts across the two days.
The first act kicks off at 1pm AEST on Saturday and proceedings will wrap up at 10pm. On Sunday the festival goes from 2pm through to 9pm.
Isol-Aid lineup weekend #7:
For the first time, Isol-Aid has partnered with Vanessa, the youth arm of the Transport Accident Commission (TAC). As part of their ‘Going The Distance’ campaign, Vanessa will reveal the identity of a secret artist, set to perform at 8:40pm on Saturday.
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Our friends Vanessa are delivering a secret artist to Isol-Aid No.7! We’ll post some hints here and on the Vanessa IG (@vanessabus) this week so you can take a guess.#isolaidfestival #vanessabus #vanessagoingthedistance pic.twitter.com/xdLfcBGNgY
— isolaidfestival (@isolaidfestival) April 28, 2020
The idea for Isol-Aid was born from organiser Emily Ulman wanting to find new and inventive ways of showcasing artists during social isolation, and a need to encourage punters to donate to Support Act.
Support Act has been raising much-needed funds for an industry where touring has been crippled by the COVID-19 pandemic. So if you have the means to do so, please donate to Australia’s music support charity, or jump on your favourite artist’s merch page and throw some bucks their way.
They also have a page of resources for musicians who may have been affected by the coronavirus, with tips on how to take advantage of the support made available by the government at this time.