While good music for a great cause seems to be theme throughout this coronavirus pandemic, Bandsintown has decided to take it one step further throwing a festival live stream to celebrate the gender non-binary, queer, PoC, and female-identifying powerhouses of electronic music.
Bandsintown’s net.werk festival is a 12-hour marathon streaming event that will host a star-studded lineup curated by Dani Deahl packed to the brim with boundary-pushing dance music producers and DJs such as Mija, Elephante, WHIPPED CREAM, Ducky, Krewella and many more. Plus, the event will be hosted by CRAY!
“We are in an online space where there’s the opportunity to make different choices, yet that hasn’t been happening,” Deahl explains. “So we decided to do something about it. Bandsintown was a natural choice for their ongoing effort to support artists. They immediately expressed support for our values and our vision. Having Twitter pledge support was unexpected and thrilling. It’s amazing to join forces with companies who are as excited as we are about creating space for underrepresented artists.”
“The group effort is so indicative of how music folks have been coming together to help each other out in these times,” notes Deahl. “The whole thing came together in a week. We wanted to show a bang-up collection of artists that just *happened* to include women, artists of color, non-binary artists, queer artists, in other words, the artists who always put in a huge amount of work and emotional labor to get noticed. This day is a platform for them.”
Net.Werk will be streaming Thursday, April 16th on Bandsintown LIVE’s Twitch channel and Twitter is also streaming the event to expand its impact.
All donations will go to MusiCares’ COVID relief fund to support music professionals and artists.
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