During the Covid-19 crisis, many are gripping with a new reality. The UnCancelled Music Festival aims to bring together fans, venues, and musicians who have been affected for a virtual experience to aid the music industry through unknown waters.
The event is set to start Thursday, April 2 at 12:00 P.M. PST and will run on a week to week basis — with the website stating that it “will continue every day until the crisis subsides.” UnCancelled Music Festival will be hosted on StageIt and host multiple digital “stages” simultaneously. Each stage lineup is curated by a music venue across the globe.
“It is important to us during this challenging time that no musician or music venue goes bankrupt,” states UnCancelled Music Festival on their website.
As a fan, accessing the shows is fairly simply. “Showgoers” will have the option to purchase tickets to each stage (if first time using StageIt, a fan will have to register an account and load at least $5 into the account to get into any of the stages). Each stage has a “pay what you want” mentality, with a minimum, and option to tip in real time during each performance.
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Recording Academy’s emergency financial assistance program, MusiCares – which provides critical funds to music people struggling with financial, medical or personal crises. Any affected music professional who has lost work during this crisis can apply to receive emergency funding.
More details will be posted soon on the website.
For a complete list of artists already announced, please visit the festival’s events on Facebook.
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