Four hundred live acts is no small feat. And that’s exactly how many musical acts requested take part in Rock the Lockdown. The show is forecast to be the biggest online streaming music festival ever to be staged in Spain and kicks off from 3pm tomorrow afternoon, Saturday 20th March.
The virtual gig will takes place across this weekend. The live music will stream through Facebook for anybody to see for free.
Although the concert came from humble beginnings as a way to boost local acts from Costa del Sol, it has now been catapulted into a being a global phenomenon. The event will now include artists and bands from Australia, Switzerland and the United States.
Event organisers, Ollie Hughes and Lucy Pardoe came up with the innovative concept. The huge surge of interest from performers had to be limited to 60 acts in order for the idea to be ready for Saturday and Sunday. The live streaming event is an attempt to raise morale along the coast during this somber time of Covid-19 lockdown.
Furthermore, Bob Geldoff has endorsed the event by showing his support on Facebook, echoing the solidarity that arouse during his monumental Band Aid.
Each act has been given 15 minutes for their performance, ensuring that the show runs and smoothly as possible. You can view the schedule on the event’s Facebook page to keep in the loop.
During these isolating times Rock the Lockdown will hopefully offer an aura of communal joy across the world and across the Costa. So this weekend, sit back, unwind and welcome a new form of entertainment that may brighten up your weekend! We’ll be bringing you updates as we have them on Sunshine Radio, 92.1.