BALCONY ONLINE FEST. #4 / SAT MAY 9 / 1-5PM

Balcony Online Festival Announces #4 
Raising funds for Trussell Trust
Saturday May 9, 1-5pm 

Following the success of the ongoing Balcony Festival series, we bring you the you Balcony Festival #4. Named in tribute to the Italian musicians who sang from their windows during the early days of lockdown. 
 
This week, May 9 announces the fresh wave of artists expect the beautiful dream-noise pop hue of Hurtling, to the electro industrial sounds of Lara Smiles, while Nadia Sheikh brings a splash of Spanish Indie rock of a quirky variety. Plus the infectious indie-pop sound of FoundlingsNuha Ruby Ra, Keel Her, Berries, DSM IV and more to be announced.
 
The festival has been set-up by a collaboration of online outlets and promoters to raise funds for various charities over lockdown and is the perfect antidote to lockdown, giving gig-goers an opportunity to discover the latest in up and coming music talent. The festival series which saw exclusive sessions recorded by artists in lockdown has so far raised more than £3,500 for NHS Charities Together, Musicians Against Homelessness and Refuge.
 
May 9 will see raising funds for The Trussell Trust, who support over 1,200 food bank centres across the UK providing emergency food and support to people who are locked into poverty, while campaigning for change to end the need for food banks. They provide emergency food to people in crisis and aim to bring together communities to challenge the structural economic issues that lock people into poverty, as they campaign for change.
 
Balcony Festival is presented by Louise Schofield and brought to you from an association of online magazines and promoters: Joyzine, Louder Than War, GIITTV, LOUD WOMEN, GigSlutz, The Zine UK, Benumu, Crocroland, Sonic Tonic, The Bechedel Sound Test, Quarantini Virtual Bar.
 
The show will be free to view via this networked collaboration of online blogs who have teamed-up to bring you this online festival – streamed straight to your backyard. 
 
We kick-off with Lara Smiles at 1pm this Saturday, May 9th 

Line-Up – timings (TBC) 
Lara Smiles – Gigslutz Stage
Foundlings – The Bechdel Sound Test Stage
Rosehip Teahouse – God Is In The TV Stage
Jenny Moore (Charismatic Megafauna) – Joyzine Stage
Nuha Ruby Ra – Louder Than War Stage
Hurtling – Loud Women Stage
Foxpalmer – Quarantini Stage
Keel Her – Sonic Tonic Stage
The DSM IV – The Zine UK Stage
Berries – Crocroland Stage
Nadia Sheikh – Benumu Stage

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