Isol- Aid # 57
August 11, 2021
Time to put on all the glitter eyeshadow you have, grab your sparkliest outfit from the back of the cupboard and pull on your uggs, ISOL-AID is back with a lineup that spans the pop spectrum and will have you dancing ‘round the house. Wednesday August 11 will see all your faves, new and old, from hip-hop greats to indie-darlings streaming straight to your phone. There’s no better way to spend a wintry night!
You know the drill by now, ISOL-AID have teamed up with 99DESIGNS BY VISTAPRINT to offer creative and financial support to emerging Homegrown acts. If there’s a local artist you want the world to know you can nominate them now for a chance to see them play ISOL-AID, receive $2,000 worth of custom design work for their next poster, album artwork or merch AND be eligible to receive a one off $10,000 grant to help grow their career. Nominations are still open!
Kicking off ISOL-AID 57 is NZ rapper JESSB, a force within the New Zealand hip hop scene JessB is only going from strength to strength. In 2019 she took home the MTV European Music Award for Best New Zealand Act and has cemented this status while playing with international acts such as Little Simz and Stormzy and across the stage at several of Aotearoa’s major music festivals. With streams in the millions, a spot in triple j’s Hottest 100 for her feature on Baker Boy’s “Meditjin” and also featuring on triple j’s Like A Version with G Flip, it’s clear that JessB is not one to miss.
Australia’s most arresting and revealing pop artist GRETTA RAY cuts straight to the heart with her bold, innovative and hook-laden songs. At just 18, Gretta won Triple J Unearthed High and the prestigious Vanda & Young Songwriting Award and has spent the last couple of years mesmerising audiences with her soul-baring lyrics. Gretta’s knack for storytelling charts the wandering path of growing up that strikes true for so many. Having played shows ranging from Falls and Splendour to opening for Mumford & Sons, Gang of Youths and James Bay she’s enchanted audiences across the world.
Townsville-via-Melbourne’s answer to Carly Rae Jepsen, GENES is a mastermind at crafting sun-soaked minimalist pop tunes. Having forged her path in the Australian pop landscape by collaborating with the likes of Young Franco, Kilter, Donatachi and more amongst a 50 million stream strong songwriting catalogue, she first stepped into the spotlight with her debut single, ‘Give It Away’. Crafting fast-paced anthems meditating on the post-break-up process, Genes seamlessly translates diary entries into pop music that will have you dancing any heartbreak away.
AYA YVES is the brainchild of Canberra native Vendulka. Born from a love of pushing boundaries and breaking expectations, Aya contrasts light airy vocals with dark and brooding production, mixing her folk music roots with the dark pop music she’s grown into. Releasing her ‘What We Look Like With The Light On’ EP earlier this year Aya expertly weaves the vulnerability of folk with the moody depths of pop music, putting her otherworldly voice and songwriting talents on full display.
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Splendour in the Grass is thrilled to introduce Splendour XR, a bold and world first extended reality edition of your favorite Aussie festival. It’s online, priced to be affordable and It’s Unreal!
Splendour XR will hit your screen of choice from
Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 July.
Available on mobile, tablet, browser, desktop and VR.
Always the innovators, when COVID pulled the plug on live music around the world, team Splendour set to work and is now preparing to flick the switch on a world first online experience, unlike anything you’ve seen to date, that will take Splendour in the Grass to audiences around the globe.
Available on mobile, tablet, browser, desktop and VR, Splendour XR combines technology, art and over 50 of your favorite music artists, in a true virtual Splendour in the Grass festival experience rolled out over two days.
Indie rock royalty, critically acclaimed and genre defying singer-songwriters, viral pop sensations, hip-hop heroes and sought after collaborators, pioneering dance producers and artists who push way beyond boundaries into the unknown, will perform across Splendour XR’s stages alongside the hottest Australian acts of the moment.
DAY 1 – KHALID
CHVRCHES. DENZEL CURRY. DUKE DUMONT. TASH SULTANA. MASKED WOLF. RUSS MILLIONS. BAND OF HORSES. LITTLE SIMZ. VIOLENT SOHO. AURORA. PHOEBE BRIDGERS. VERA BLUE. PINK SWEAT$. CLIENT LIAISON. GRIFF. POND. TAYLA PARX. DUNE RATS. METHYL ETHEL. THE CHATS. TRIPLE ONE. CAT & CALMELL. KING STINGRAY. THE SOUTHERN RIVER BAND
DAY 2 – THE KILLERS
CHARLI XCX. VANCE JOY. GRIMES METAVERSE (SUPER BETA). THE AVALANCHES. OF MONSTERS AND MEN. KAYTRANADA. BLACK PUMAS. HOT DUB TIME MACHINE. MILLENNIUM PARADE. THE JUNGLE GIANTS. OCEAN ALLEY. JUNGLE. WHAT SO NOT. KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD. SINÉAD HARNETT. HOLLY HUMBERSTONE. SPACEY JANE. CROOKED COLOURS. AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS. WAFIA. AVIVA. THE SNUTS. BAND-MAID. ZIGGY RAMO. GRETTA RAY.
With single user tickets available from $19.99 for a single day/$34.99 for both days and with a $2.50 discount for Splendour in the Grass existing IRL ticket holders, punters can dive into Splendour XR from the comfort of their couch and watch with family and friends from across the globe or purchase an XR Party Pack and create their own Splendour XR house party.
Splendour XR will include an online medical centre to assist any patrons who are struggling with their mental health in this Covid world. And XR is committed to managing emissions and creating a clean and green platform with a minimal carbon footprint.
“Splendour has always offered patrons a deep programming experience with The Forum, Global Village, Little Splendour and more on offer alongside our favorite artists. We could not be more excited about Splendour XR and the opportunity to take the Splendour goodness online to our existing community and also to new audiences around the globe.” said Splendour in the Grass Co-producers Jessica Ducrou and Paul Piticco.
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