Courtney Barnett, Lucius & Friends Announce Live Benefit Show
Courtney Barnett and Lucius team up for a live broadcast with a good cause.
The couple recently announced that they will be hosting a live concert on Instagram, while in self-isolation, to support Oxfam’s COVID-19 relief fund.
The aptly titled “Courtney Barnett and Lucius & Friends” is expected to include Sharon Van Etten, Sheryl Crow, Nathaniel Rateliff, Lukas Nelson, Fred Armisen, Emily King, Bedouine and Jonathan Wilson. Barnett tweeted a follow-up saying that Kevin Morby and Waxahatchee will also be making appearances.
All artists will stream directly from their respective lounges, which will be available on Lucius’ Instagram on Monday, March 23 at 9 a.m. AEST / Sunday March 22 at 3 p.m. PST.
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Join us this Sunday March 22 3pm PST / 10pm GMT / and Monday 9am AEST. With our friend @courtneymelba we will be singing live from our living rooms, joined virtually by special friends Nathaniel Rateliff, Lukas Nelson, Fred Armisen, Sheryl Crow, Sharon Van Etten, Emily King, Bedouine, Jonathan Wilson and more surprises in store! We are asking for donations to Oxfam’s Covid-19 Relief Fund. The fund supports their work around the world to increase the provision of soap, clean water and other sanitation services to refugees and people living in high-risk environments. Their teams are now on the ground, providing advice and support tailored to local languages and customs, and stepping up that work as the pandemic continues to spread. What should we sing? !! Donation link: http://Oxfam.org Text to donate (US only): make a one-time donation of $ 20 by texting “OXFAM” to 20222
Oxfam’s COVID-19 Relief Fund is a global initiative to provide clean water, soap and other sanitation services to refugees and people living in high-risk environments.
According to their website, Oxfam is “very concerned” by the presence of the coronavirus in “the poorest countries with weak public health systems and whose populations already face multiple threats to their health and their livelihoods” .
“In the face of a global pandemic, it doesn’t matter where you come from, what language you speak or where you are from. COVID-19 reminds us that we all deserve to be treated equally and to have the same basic rights. “
In an Instagram post, Lucius said Oxfam teams “are on the ground now, providing advice and support tailored to local languages and customs, and stepping up that work as the pandemic continues to spread.”
Courtney Barnett and Lucius will urge people to donate, who can afford it, through Oxfam’s official COVID-19 relief page.
Performances and live interviews have emerged recently in response to requests for social distancing, amid coronavirus concerns.
ISOL-AID – the self-proclaimed ‘socially (media) distance music festival’ – kicked off yesterday and is set to continue today (March 22) with 20 minute sets each from Julia Jacklin, Eliza and the Delusionals, Moaning Lisa, Columbus, Clews and more. The event runs from noon to midnight.
“We call on all music lovers to stream, listen, buy and give whatever is within their means,” said the founders of ISOL-AID.
On Monday March 16, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced a ban on gatherings of more than 500 people. Two days later, he announced new restrictions of no more than 100 people in any given indoor space. As such, many sites have closed or changed their operations and thousands of events have been canceled.