PENINSULA virtual pub has teamed up with the Mornington Peninsula music network to present the Soda virtual festival, a Facebook live stream event, Sunday 14 June.
Peninsula virtual pub has been running Friday night live music since April to raise awareness and money for the peninsula’s live music community.
Publican Garry Gosling said the industry needed “more help than ever as it continued to face hardship and struggles due to limited event capacities surrounding COVID-19”.
He said Soda – to stream from 2pm – aimed to support live music and those whose livelihoods depended on the industry. It will present an array of independent singer-songwriters not only from the peninsula, but across Victoria and NSW.
Peninsula artist Maxon says performers are inspired by the hope of live streaming ahead of live in-place performances.
“Soda gives artists a reason to rehearse, to write music and perform before audiences on the peninsula and around the world,” she said.
“We are developing fans in the UK and across the country by performing live through Peninsula Virtual Pub and we hope to build on that through Soda Festival.”
Other musicians among the 13 performing are Heidi Louise, Sam O’Connell, Facades, Nussy, Tess Guthrie and Delsinki.
Donations go directly to artists.