Similarly to our buds Depeche Mode, we just can’t get enough of ISOL-AID, and that’s why we’re stoked on today’s news: The sixth iteration of the brilliant socially-distanced live music fest will see slots curated by Island Records, Raida Artists, and adored Melbourne post-punk act RVG (whose second album Feral is out today, and with whom we very recently conducted an illuminating and amusing interview).
While ISOL-AID #6 will go ahead as usual this weekend, the duration of the slots has changed slightly, so listen up: Saturday will go from 1pm until 10pm, and Sunday runs 2pm until 9pm. You can be sure, however, that the talent on show will be typically stellar; artists include Bobby Alu, Dylan Joel, Fanny Lumsden, Gabriella Cohen, Grim Fawkner, Katy Steele, Maylene Slater Burns, Polish Club, RVG, Sex on Toast, Spike Fuck, Tanzer and The Huxleys, and just an absolutely pants-pile more.
Before we get to that pants-pile, take a squiz at this hilarious clip from US soap Dynasty which references a particular Australian streaming festival!
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We’re pretty certain all you legends know our mates @mlband 💕 Check them getting a shoutout in the hit US drama, @cw_dynasty as Kirby, played by Aussie actor @maddisonbrown, gets pumped up to watch a live stream of her fave band direct from Australia… psst it was totally #isolaidfestival! 😎 Did you catch their ripper set when they played Isol-Aid 3 a few weekends ago?
We also recommend some light reading (comprising our previous reviews) at these links:
ISOL-AID #5 feat. Missy Higgins, Vera Blue and #1 Dads
ISOL-AID #4 feat. Olympia, Ben Lee and Melody Pool
Spesh international lunch edition of ISOL-AID feat. Gordi, Ásgeir and Julien Baker
ISOL-AID #3 feat. Meg Mac, Charlie Collins and Jack Ladder
ISOL-AID #2 feat. Courtney Barnett, Marlon Williams and Sarah Blasko
Our interview with ISOL-AID co-founder Emily Ulman
Onto the line-up! Enjoy.