Sadly, it looks like festival season is pretty much a no-go this year.
Many large events have been forced to cancel their festivals due to COVID-19. Glastonbury, Edinburgh Fringe, All Points East are just a few of the latest casualties. (Featured image: Peace, DIY Magazine)
However, during this time, the internet is on hand to at least give everyone some consolation. And DIY Magazine has put together a wicked lineup of acts to perform as part of their DIYsolation virtual festival.
Pale Waves, Marika Hackman, Peace, Sports Team, Alfie Templeman and many more will all be performing live over the Easter Weekend (April 10-12). Between 2pm-10pm each day, you can catch the acts playing on Instagram live for DIYsolation. Here are the confirmed acts so far:
Anna Prior (Metronomy)
Lucia & The Best Boys
Willie J Healey
DIY has also set up a fundraiser to make charitable donations for the event. The proceeds will go towards Help Musicians, relief for artists hit financially due to the crisis.
“We understand how important the connection between artist and fan is on any given day, let alone during these circumstances,” said Sarah Jamieson, Managing Editor of DIY. “With DIYsolation Festival we’re hoping to provide a welcome distraction for our readers and build a new kind of community right from their sofas.
“Many festivals and events might be on hold for now, but that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate live music – this is just our way of doing just that.”
It seems like we’re a world away from hitting the country’s fields to watch live music again. However, while we patiently wait, we can crack open a Dark Fruits and watch from our sofas. Not the same, but a great way to continue supporting live music. Happy DIYsolation weekend!
Visit Help Musicians here to donate, and check out DIYsolation Festival live on DIY’s Instagram.