It will come as no surprise to any of us when the country is finally put into lockdown. Even if they still allow small events, most people will likely avoid them in the short to medium term, so as fundraisers, they won’t be much use anyway.
So at WSO Central we’ve hatched a plan to get us through it.
At some point over the coming days we will be announcing an event we’re calling the #WSOIsolationFestival. This will be initially an all day online gig in which we use a Facebook event page to broadcast short sets by multiple performers who will all have an allocated time to play. Each set will be posted to the page either pre-recorded, or live, and we will compere it centrally.
In this way people up and down the land can watch the whole thing from the safety of their homes, and the artists can work from rehearsal space or wherever so everyone stays safe.
Folk can comment on threads, catch up if they missed something, encourage the acts, and get direct contact to online merch etc if we share you links.
In return we ask you donate to a new GoFundMe page set up to keep Big Sis ticking over with her incredible work in Ashton-under-Lyne; because Pauline needs gigs to fund those packed lunches and rehousing campaigns, and without the ability to run those shows we all lose.
This is the link:
More news as soon as we have it, but we can do this. We can get through this current crisis together, and we can emerge stronger and more determined than ever.
Where there’s a will, there’s a way.
And we will find it.