If you’re missing the show day vibe then you’ll definitely want to get involved in this virtual event on the weekend. Splendour XR will be running across two days, Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 July 2021, all in the name of a worthy cause. Charity organisation Support Act has teamed up with the festival in order to support the Splendour crew workers that have been impacted by the numerous postponements and cancellations due to COVID-19 restrictions.
A massive list of both local and international talent will perform never-before-seen live sets that can be streamed all in the comfort of your own living room, including Khalid, The Killers, Chvrches, Tash Sultana, Violent Soho, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Ziggy Ramo and more.
You’ll also be able to see virtual giving trees around the Splendour XR website, and it would be greatly appreciated if you could offer any financial support for the most affected Splendour crew. All donations over AU$2 are tax deductible.
Support Act was established to help provide artists, crew and music workers with crisis relief services, due to any ill health, injury, or mental health problem that may affect their ability to work within the music industry.
Purchase a ticket and help support the music industry to get back on their feet again. Tickets for the event start at $27.99 for a single day or $46.99 for the weekend. Anyone not attending can also make a donation here.
If you or someone you know is struggling, the Support Act Wellbeing Helpline is a free, confidential phone counselling service, available 24/7 that you can use. It’s available to anyone anywhere in Australia who works in music, the performing arts or other creative industries. It’s accessible 365 days per year by calling 1800 959 500 within Australia.
Support Act also provides a dedicated Helpline for First Nations artists, crew and music workers, which can be accessed by calling 1800 959 500 (Option 3) between 8am to 6pm AEST Monday to Friday.
If you or someone you care about is in crisis or at immediate risk, dial 000.
Photo: Splendour in the Grass (2019)