Roady4Roadies returns this April! 10 cities around the country to host events in support of the men and women who put on the show.
Walk Start time: 10:30am for an 11.00am start
Assembly Point: Darwin Entertainment Centre, 93 Mitchell St, Darwin City NT 0800
The Roady4Roadies Walk sign-in time starts 30 minutes prior to the Walk Start time.
Walkers depart in groups of 30, at 5 minute intervals or 100m apart.
Live Entertainment Start time: 1.00pm
Venue: Darwin Entertainment Centre, Mitchell Street, Darwin City
Feature Artists: TBA. Artists to be announced here shortly.
*Children Under 16 FREE
Roady4Roadies returns this April!
10 cities around the country to host
events in support of the men and women
who put on the show
Roadies, they’re the true unsung heroes of the music events we all enjoy, but these roles often take their toll on those involved.
On 13 March 2020, the COVID-19 Pandemic brought live music to a complete standstill. All shows were cancelled and over 20,000 live production crew found themselves without work. Roady4Roadies 2020 was one of the first events affected with 13 events cancelled just 2 weeks out.
Almost 12 months later, it remains virtually unchanged with the industry operating at less than 4 per cent of pre-COVID levels, a result of continual border closures, physical distancing regulations and snap lockdowns.
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 is to be held in 10 major cities across the country on Sunday 11 April 2021in what has now become a truly national day for Roadies.
“In its first year, Roady4Roadies raised $71,500.00 from being staged in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth,” says CrewCare co-director and co-founder Howard Freeman on behalf of the association’s board.
“The net profit of $62,820.00 went to the Support Act ‘Roadies Fund’ to assist crew in crisis.”
This year, Roady4Roadies events have been confirmed to take place in Adelaide, Brisbane, Central Coast, Darwin, Hobart, Melbourne, Newcastle, Perth, Sydney and Townsville.
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.
For details on performances and Roady4Roadies Walk details, go to roady4roadies.com.au
Roady4Roadies is being staged by a voluntary team of Australia's leading live production personnel and industry professionals. All proceeds go directly to Support Act.