Roady4Roadies is a national event to raise greater awareness of the critical roles crew play in making the magic happen at the live music events we all love.
Roadies… they’re the unsung heroes that make the magic happen at the live music events we all love. Often out of sight and out of mind, live music crew are the ones that “make our dreams come true”!
Don’t just take it from us, Jimmy Barnes knows a thing or two about crew…
Australian music crew number over 18,000 and COVID has seen ALL of them without work these past 2 years, and there has been little support for them, other than the extraordinary efforts of Support Act, who have helped thousands in need through their darkest times.
Many crew have been forced to leave the industry they love, many others simply cannot survive.
Roady4Roadies is a national event organised by CrewCare to raise greater awareness of the critical roles they play, with all funds going directly to Support Act's ‘Crew’ Fund.
This year, Roady4Roadies events will take place in Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and Hobart on Sunday, 1 May 2022, and Brisbane, Sydney, Darwin and Newcastle on Saturday, 7 May 2022.
Each event kicks off with a leisurely walk, followed by family activities and live entertainment. Tickets are just $20 and go a long way to helping those most in need.
CrewCare, a charity dedicated to the welfare of crew, is asking everyone who loves, and lives, live music to get involved to meet your ‘Roadies’ and enjoy the day, whilst assisting an important but generally overlooked and forgotten sector of the live music industry.
“The pandemic has seen the loss of at least 8 stadium events in Adelaide. Each of these events has meant the loss of 450 production crew roles, 600 stadium staff roles and more than 250 subcontractor roles at a minimum of 1 week’s equivalent work. Multiply that by 5 major cities and that is 20500 crew who lost 2 month’s work each year since 2020 at minimum. These are just the stadium events let alone the 52 plus entertainment centre shows... The industry is very, very damaged.”
Peter Darwin - Freelance Site Manager
“The pandemic has affected all Australians in varying degrees over the last two years. However, the entertainment industry has been disproportionally adversely affected. Each stadium event cancelled reverberates through hundreds of livelihoods with devastating consequences. The entertainment and events industry here in Western Australia has been seriously damaged. Our company alone has had over 500 shows cancelled across multiple venues due to restrictions imposed. Millions of dollars in revenue have been lost. These cancellations have direct and severe consequences on the financial and mental health of thousands of people in our industry.”
Jerry Reinhardt - General Manager, Concert & Corporate Productions WA
So please, Support the crew who make our dreams come true!