On July 4, electronic music fans will be able to enjoy 3.5 hours of live DJ sets in aid of industry charity Music Support via streaming platform Livefrom Events.
Dubbed Warehouse Manifesto, the live stream will begin at 9pm, raising awareness of the work being carried out by the Music Support charity.
Music Support is a registered charity founded and run by people from the UK music industry for individuals working within any area of UK music – crew, artists, producers, record labels plus much more – who are affected by mental ill health and/or addiction.
Warehouse Manifesto will be held at Production Park’s London rehearsal studio, The Mill, and is being led by production manager Tyrone Brunton, who is also the gig’s project manager.
The Mill, in association with lighting, audio and video specialists Subfrantic, has safely created an avenue for artists to generate online, COVID-compliant content during the crisis. The space will be available for use over the 2020 summer season.
“The idea for Warehouse Manifesto came about after numerous conversations with Bullet from Production Park, as we were trying to get the core crew we have worked with over the years back together, with another project in sight,” Brunton commented. “Since the touring industry as we know it has come to a standstill, it’s left hard-working freelancers and touring suppliers out of work. Our initial aim was to create something positive for us to look forward to, and now thanks to the superb response, support and generosity from The Mill, Subfrantic, Livefrom Events, our tech crew and DJs, we’d like to extend our efforts further.”
He continued: “We now have an opportunity to raise awareness of the very real struggles taking place within the live music industry. People are facing all manner of problems every day and will continue to do so until COVID-19 is eradicated. We think the work that Music Support carries out is vital in helping people adjust to this new reality.”
Due to the extreme financial impact on the music industry caused the COVID-19 crisis, many peers are experiencing higher than usual levels of anxiety and depression, as well as issues with alcohol and other substances. With the loss of income comes an uncertain future, and social isolation has placed individuals and families under previously unknown levels of pressure, stress and strain. Industry workers most susceptible to mental ill health and addiction are suffering, as are many of those with no known pre-existing conditions.
Therefore, there is an urgent need to provide support that will mitigate the immediate and long-term impact of this pandemic.
During the event, viewers will be invited to support the charity’s ongoing work.
Be sure to check out the upcoming July/August edition of Installation for an in-depth interview with Music Support managing director Eric Mtungwazi.
9pm – Mike Swaine (60mins)
10pm – D-CODE (60mins)
11pm – Gamadon (90mins)
Adam ‘Bullet’ Bettley – Production Park/Project Manager
Tim Fawkes – Raving Lighting Op
Matt Brown – Lighting & Video Tech
Will Lucas – Monitors
Craig Lees – Video Director/Camera tech
Ant Forbes – Production Park / The Mill
Steve Davies – Subfrantic – Lighting, Audio & Video vendor
Steve Machin – Livefrom Events
Sol Parker – Paradigm Talent Agency
Nick Halkes – incentive music
Stream Access: https://livefrom.events/warehousemanifesto