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Charge Your Phones, A Live-Streamed Music ‘Festival’ Is Happening This Weekend

Watch artists like Julia Jacklin, Stella Donnelly, and Angie McMahon from the comfort of your isolation cave.

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Aussie favourites such as Angie McMahon, Julia Jacklin, and Stella Donnelly will take part in Australia’s first live-streamed music ‘festival’ this weekend.

As reported by Music Feeds, Isol-Aid is the brainchild of Sydney artist Merpire and music industry figures Em Ulman and Shannen Egan, and will see over 70 artists live-streaming sets via their respective Instagram accounts.

They’ll pass on the baton to the artist playing after them by briefly split-screening, meaning viewers don’t have to awkwardly search for every account each time.

Isol-Aid Festival will run from 12pm to midnight on Saturday and Sunday — check out the event page for more details.

As social distancing and self-isolation becomes the norm around the world due to the spread of COVID-19, events like these will become more and more frequent.

The live music industry has already been decimated by the pandemic, with festivals and tours being cancelled and postponed on a daily basis. According to industry website ‘I Lost My Gig‘, a staggering $200 million has already been lost since the beginning of the crisis. If you want to help out, there are a few things you can do to support your favourite artists.

Photo Credit: Merpire Facebook