The event organisers have been in touch to let us know that the Roady4Roadies events have been cancelled.
A message from the event organiser:
Roady4Roadies events will not be proceeding on April 5th. The decision to cancel the events nationally has been made in light of the pandemic currently gripping the country.
One of the worst affected industries is the live music sector, which has seen everyone’s income and security vanish in a matter of days. As Roady4Roadies main audience and support base comes from the very industry now facing its darkest hour, we felt it was unreasonable for us to go ahead. We also had to consider our duty of care to all concerned.
At this stage there are no plans to reschedule later in the year, as there are vast number of shows and events looking to do so at that time. There is also the uncertainty surrounding the progress of COVID-19.
Please consider helping Support Act support our music workers get through this difficult period and be in a position to bounce back stronger than ever once the pandemic has passed, by donating part of your refund to help the men and women who make our dreams come true.
We ask you consider donating your ticket refund to Support Act, or whatever you can afford, to Crewcare via http://crewcare.org.au/help/re-fund-my-refund
*All donations go directly to Support Act and are issued with a wholly deductible tax receipt.
Due to the number of cancellations, our refund process is taking slightly longer than usual. You don’t need to do anything; your ticket(s) will be automatically refunded back to your credit card/PayPal account and we’ll let you know when this has been done, please allow up to 3-5 business days from this notification for the funds to return to your account. If your card details have changed, please wait for Moshtix to contact you directly regarding this.
If you're unable to see the refund in your account this period, please contact your financial institution before contacting Moshtix.
Alternatively, if you purchased tickets from an outlet you will need to go back to the point of purchase.
Please understand that given the extraordinary circumstances, our Fan Support teams are incredibly busy at the moment, so we encourage you not to contact us. Instead, you can find lots of information and answers to your questions in our information portal at tixsupport.moshtix.com.au .
We're sorry again for any disappointment caused.
Walk Start time: 11:00am for an 11.30am start
Assembly Point: St James Hall, 460 Elizabeth Street, New Town
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: 12.30pm
Venue: Princes Park, Castray Esplanade & Salamanca Place, Battery Point
Feature Artists: TBA. Artists to be announced here shortly
Roady4Roadies returns this April!
13 cities around the country to host
events in support of the men and women
who put on the show
Roadies are amongst the most essential figures in the entertainment world. The reality is, no road crew = no show and it’s with our mates in mind, and thanks to the overwhelming response to the inaugural event in March 2019, Roady4Roadies will return on Sunday, 5 April 2020 expanding from capital cities to regional centres with a total of 13 events taking place around the country.
Despite their hard work and dedication to the artists and events they work with and for, many roadies find themselves in precarious health and financial circumstances and Roady4Roadies shines a much-deserved light on the diverse range of highly technical and creative skills required of live production crew, while raising desperately needed funds to help those in crisis.
“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, Darwin, Gold Coast, Hobart, Melbourne, Newcastle, Perth, Port Lincoln, Sunshine Coast, Sydney, The Entrance and Townsville.
The day commences with the Roady4Roadies Walk (a leisurely 4-5kms) culminating in a variety of family activities and performances at well-known entertainment precincts around the country. All walk participants receive a free t-shirt with sunscreen and water available along the route.
The Roady4Roadies Walk concludes with live entertainment from some of Australia’s leading artists with food, awards, speeches and prizes on offer at each event.
Artists performing at the Roady4Roadies events around the country include Jon Stevens, Tim Rogers, Dave Graney, John Paul Young, Mr. Meaner, Kevin Borich Express, Darren Reid, Andy Seymour and Steve Kilbey with many more to come!
CrewCare is a charity established to improve the welfare of live production crew. For CrewCare it’s about as much fostering a community spirit as providing an insight to the technical and creative work of road crews, and to the crisis of their physical, medical and financial problems.
"All my time in the music industry, there was always someone there to pick me up when I was down,” reveals highly respected veteran road warrior Ross Ferguson.
“CrewCare guided me to Support Act. Because of Support Act, this caring kindness continued afterwards. They gave me the help that lifted me out of a crisis, when I really needed it. Thank you, Support Act. You saved me.”
Howard Freeman points out, “One of the most pleasing thing for us was how the entire spectrum of the music industry pitched in with their time and money to make it work.
“They included promoters, publicists, managers, agents, venues, media and of course artists. They all worked along-side the best crew in the country... the best in the world!”
Jon Stevens, of Noiseworks and INXS fame, explains why he is just one of the many in the music industry to put his hand up to help.
“Road crew are the heart and soul of the Australian music industry,” Stevens says.
“They are the first people at the venue and the very last to leave. They put together the gigs and the concerts which make us look great and us look good and you enjoy. They are the industry’s unsung heroes”
“But the life of a roadie can be tough and uncompromising”, he added. “Their work is physically demanding and emotionally challenging. The unrelenting hours and pressures and travel often come with a huge personal cost. While road crew spend their lives supporting us, sometimes they too need our support”
The funds raised by CrewCare and Support Act to date have gone into a number of important initiatives.
In the first 7 months of this financial year (July - January), Support Act crisis relief grants to crew increased by 111% compared to the previous 12 months. They now represent 32% of our total grants to artists, crew and music workers. Crew currently represents 12% of users of the Support Act Wellbeing Helpline.
In 2019 Support Act Wellbeing Helpline placed 1,000 posters in production trucks Australia-wide and arranged for 2,000 plastic ‘Crew Cards’ to be handed out to crews at event sign-ons and in the workplace. It also initiated an agreement with the University of Sunshine Coast and Sunshine Coast Mind and Neuroscience - Thompson Institute, to undertake research specific to crew welfare.
Tickets for all Roady4Roadies events are $30+BF (adult ticket includes t-shirt) and $70+BF (family ticket – 2 adults / 2 children under 16 includes 4 x t-shirts) and are on sale NOW. See below for full event details.
ROADY4ROADIES EVENT INFORMATION
SUNDAY 5 APRIL 2020
Click here for further event information
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.
*Children Under 12 FREE