Most people took to the digital network to maintain or rekindle the connections severed by the Corona virus lockdown or their own busy-ness. The online world was not just a means to entertain relationships, it has also been a way for the arts and entertainments industry to reach isolated people right on their sofas or anywhere they chose to be in their homes.
Whilst many network glitches have prevented swift live experiences, there have been some successful enterprises, The Salford Music Festival, now its in 10th year is certainly an example of this. The 2020 experience is online only with the very clever list of ideas. visit Manchester highlights the “Stellar Lineup for a Special Lockdown Edition of Salford Music Festival 2020”,. Salford now goes on and prints some of those names (Graham Nash, Peter Hook) directly in the news title http://www.salfordnow.co.uk/2020/05/27/acts-including-graham-nash-peter-hook-headline-salford-online-music-festival-this-weekend/. The Salford Star ensures that the context of the lockdown is mentioned with its title “Just one new coronavirus case as Salford Music Festival goes lockdown live” at htt
p://www.salfordstar.com/article.asp?id=5619. Salford City News notes that “Salford music stars come together to support online music festival” https://www.salfordcitynews.co.uk/news/18478597.salford-music-stars-come-together-support-online-music-festival/. Finally I love manchester makes sure that the musician legends in attendance are tied back in to the city with “Salford Music Festival goes online with a special showcase of Salfordian legends” at JUST ONE NEW CORONAVIRUS CASE AS SALFORD MUSIC FESTIVAL GOES LOCKDOWN LIVE
The streams are available for FREE at https://salfordmusicfestival.co.uk
The line up is a mix of seasoned veterans of the industry, especially the Salford born and/or bred mentioned before such as Peter Hook & The Light, Graham Nash but also John Cooper Clarke, Janice Long, Ren Harvieu, K-Klass, Clint Boon, Ian McNabb, Tony Walsh, JB Barrington, Mike Garry, The Fall, Catfish and the Bottlemen and Rae Morris. DJs join the fun, including Jon Dasilva, Graeme Park,DJ Trafford, Djane Percy (Portugal), DJ Paul Hughes, DJ Madam (Andorra).The festival also showcase its share of emerging music talent: LIINES, James Holt, Jess Kemp Artist, Bianca Alana, AAAK [As Able As Kane], One Sided Horse, Tiki Black, Freya Beer, HAiG to cite a few.
There are also performances from ARGH KiD, JB Barrington, Mike Sweeney, Blaney, MC Tunes, Ally/Kidd/Cameron – DJ, Alex James Brierley/Bianca Alana, Tony Longfella, JD Meatyard, Northern Boy, Natalie McCool, James Holt, Elles Bailey, Mike Garry – Poet, Matt Hill, Sharon Twozeds, DanielClarkemusic, Sony Woods & Lady K, Vinny Peculiar Music, The Puppini Sisters, Kevin Toney (USA), Leah Weller, ESHE Escoffery, Amanda Jane Heywood Music, Dave Luvin, Tebu Muzik, Idealistics, Ben Volpeliere-Pierrot, Jessica and The Ragged Company, Ged Wilson, The Harveys, Ian Moss, The Junta and One Sided Horse.
Ed Blaney, the creator of Salford Music Festival., can be proud. His baby is 10 years old, has attracted great names, entertained thousands and takes its civic reponsibility very seriously. In reaction to the impact of the corona virus on the Salford community, the festival is dedicated to raising £5000 to charities such as Salford 4 Good, Salford Loaves and Fishes and Salford Lads Club. Donate now through Just Giving at https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/salfordmusicfestival2020
SMF2020 has made the live event available for FREE, see YouTube playlist below. You can find out more about the event and donate on their website at www.Salfordmusicfestival.c