The annual Roady4Roadies event Took place Yesterday (11th April) at 11 major locations across Australia. Roady4Roadies brings together live music crews, and the musicians they work for, to reconnect and support each other – and celebrate the return of live music, in a covid safe way, of course!
Due to Covid, the event was unfortunately cancelled early last year, just weeks out from the proposed date. The event experienced a great turn out in all locations across the country and proved to be a fun day for all ages. Attendees received a free Roady4Roadies branded t-shirt and facemask, and were entertained with a lunch and Live entertainment from local artists and big names like Missy Higgins, Icehouse and Paul Dempsey, whom are all ambassadors for the organization.
Roady4Roadies is hosted by Crew Care, an organization aiming to improve the care and support of technical and backstage workers within the live music, event and entertainment industry. Roady4Roadies is staged by a voluntary team of Australia’s leading live production professionals. This year Crew Care have partnered with and directed all proceeds to the Supportact charity; Supportact ensures ongoing crisis relief and mental health services for artists, backstage crew and music workers.
After being involved and experiencing firsthand the devastating impacts and effects of a year full of cancelled events. The Viking Rentals team attended the event in Brisbane to show support for the industry and volunteer our time to this much needed organization.
If you missed out on the event and still wish to contribute and show your support, commencing next week Roady4Roadies will also be launching an online auction to raise further donations for Supportact.
Numerous items will be up for offer, the first being a corporate table for eight at Australia’s Largest German celebration, Brisbane Oktoberfest! Octoberfest support just under 1000 artists and personal in the entertainment/events industry each year.
Otherwise Crew Care have a bunch of great shirts for sale and donations are always greatly appreciated through their website below.