With under a week to go until we celebrate the unsung heroes of every music event you’ve ever been to, CrewCare are pleased to announce the special guest performers at each of the Roady4Roadies events around the country on Sunday, 11 April 2021 (excl Townsville).
Roady4Roadies is a day for crew, and the musicians who work with them, to reconnect with their colleagues, friends and family, providing each other with the support of their peers and acknowledging their resilience throughout such trying times.
Roady4Roadies 2021 will be held in 10 major cities across the country on Sunday 11 April 2021 with special guest performances from a huge array of talent including Roady4Roadies Ambassador Missy Higgins and Mark Seymour in Melbourne, Ben Ransom, John Kennedy’s 68 Comeback Special and Mark Callaghan + Buzz Bidstrup (GANGgajang) in Sydney, Spy V Spy in Newcastle, Monique Brumby and Brian Ritchie Trio in Hobart, Eric Weideman (1927) in Perth, Pigsy and Uncle Gilbert in Adelaide, Bec Lavelle and Hussy Hicks in Brisbane, Lillye with Virginia Lillye and Welter on the NSW Central Coast, Serina Pech, Caiti Baker and DJ Kuya James in Darwin and many more. The Godfathers of Funk will be appearing at the Townsville event on 23 April.
Organisers are thrilled to announce that Chugg Entertainment, Live Nation Asia-Pacific, TEG Dainty and Frontier Touring have banded together to shower their respect on those men and women behind the scenes who put the show on by donating tickets to the event for any crew member, and their family, who has found themselves unable to purchase tickets for any reason. Any crew member who would like to attend should register at roady4roadies.com/tickets.
Live Nation Asia-Pacific President, Roger Field, said “We couldn’t do what we do, and artists and fans wouldn’t have great experiences together, without the invaluable team behind the scenes who just get the job done. In the toughest time for our industry, Roady4Roadies is playing a critical role in connecting with and checking-in on crew.”
Industry stalwart Michael Chugg from Chugg Entertainment said, “In these hard times its important we support the 1000’s of crew that make it happen for us while they are going through very, very hard times. Roady4Roadies is an amazing event, make sure you get there.”
The day commences with the Roady4Roadies Walk (a leisurely 3-4kms) culminating in a variety of family activities and performances at well known entertainment precincts. All walk participants receive a free t-shirt and face mask, with sunscreen and bottled water available along the route.
The aim of Roady4Roadies is to bring public awareness to the diverse range of highly technical and creative skills required to make our dreams to come true and raise desperately needed funds to help those in crisis.
Tickets for all Roady4Roadies events are $30 plus BF (includes t-shirt and face mask) and are on sale NOW from moshtix.com.au/roady4roadies.
Our 2021 Roady4Roadies’ Ambassadors are ICEHOUSE, Missy Higgins, Vika & Linda Bull, Paul Dempsey (Something for Kate), Brian Ritchie (Violent Femmes/MONA) Catherine Britt, The Badloves and King Canyon.
Virtual Tickets are also available for those unable to attend on the day who wish to support the events by making a donation that will directly assist crew in crisis.
For info on all events and Roady4Roadies Walk details, go to roady4roadies.com.au
ROADY4ROADIES 2021 EVENTS – SUNDAY, 11 APRIL 2021
Adelaide Entertainment Centre from 11:30am
Special Guests: Pigsy, Uncle Gilbert
Brisbane Entertainment Centre from 10:30am
Special Guests: Bec Lavelle, Hussy Hicks, Oskar Campbell, Olivia Ruth
The Entrance Leagues Club from 11:00am
Special Guests: Lillye with Virginia Lillye and Welter
Darwin Entertainment Centre from 1:00pm
Special Guests: Caiti Baker, Serina Pech, DJ Kuya James (James Mangohig)
The Salty Dog, Kingston Beach from 11:30am
Special Guests: Hugo Bladel, Monique Brumby, Brian Ritchie Trio, Boil Up and Jack Careless
Palais Theatre, St Kilda from 11:00am
Special Guests: Missy Higgins, Mark Seymour,
Davey Lane (You Am I)
Special Guest MC: Shane Jacobson
Lizotte’s Newcastle from 4:30pm
Special Guests: Spy v Spy, Osprey, Giant, Justin Ngariki
The Lucky Shag from 11:00am
Special Guests: Chris Murphy, Matt Gresham + Eric Weideman (1927)
Addison Road Community Centre, Marrickville from 11:30am
Special Guests: John Kennedy’s 68 Comeback Special, Ben Ransom, Mark Callahan & Buzz Bidstrup (GANGgajang), Ollie Bailey + Old Dog New Tricks
FRIDAY, 23 APRIL 2021
Flynn’s Irish Bar from 8:00pm
Special Guest: The Godfathers of Funk