After the inaugural Isol-Aid Music Festival, which was hosted on Instagram live over two weekends in March, Broadsheet asked: "Can an online music festival ever really be any good?". The answer, in short, was yes.
This Saturday, another live-streamed festival – Delivered, Live – will bring together (virtually) a whole host of Aussie musicians and comedians, whose industries have been hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak. In the wake of cancelled gigs, tours and festivals, losses to the live-music industry sit at more than $100 million.
This festival is free to stream, but there’s an option to pay what you can for a ticket – prices range from $10 to $250. Proceeds will go directly to the artists and crews.
Tune in for sets by Melbourne alt-rock artist Alex Lahey, Bob Evans (aka Jedediah frontman Kevin Mitchell), internationally acclaimed blues singer C.W. Stoneking, singer-songwriter Ali Barter, indie-rock three-piece Even, and Henry Wagons, the lead singer of outlaw country rock band Wagons.
The comedians on the bill include former ABC Radio Breakfast Melbourne co-host Sami Shah, prop-loving funny man Michael Williams, ‘90s nostalgia sketch act Double Denim, and more.