Scene News: Roady4Roadies venues and artists confirmed!

Roady4Roadies are fun, family orientated events happening around the country on Sunday, 10 March (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth) and Sunday, 24 March (Adelaide).

Roadies are amongst the most essential figures in the entertainment world. The reality is, no roadies = no show.

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 will both shine 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.

The aim of Roady4Roadies is to bring public awareness to the unsung heroes of the Australian music industry: Roadies – the unseen but essential backbone of every music event we all enjoy and to highlight the diverse range of highly technical and creative skills required of live production crew, while raising desperately needed funds to help those in crisis.

There will be BBQ’s, prizes and Roadie Games for the kids. Then there’s the Crewathlon, a fun and friendly competition between teams of roadies, with awards, speeches and prizes given away on the day.

Raffles and auctions will be held at each event with major prizes on offer. Items include a special edition Urban Vintage Player guitar – personally signed by Keith Urban, ‘Rockin Australia’ – a rare 3 Volume Collection of Australian concert posters (limited to only 666 hand numbered copies), an acoustic guitar/case and strap, 5 professional road cases personally signed by some of the biggest names in Australian music (valued at $850 each) and signed merchandise.

The day concludes with live entertainment from some of the country’s leading artists.

Combined tickets for the Roady4Roadies Walk and entertainment are on sale now through Moshtix for only $30.00 and are strictly limited to just 300 participants in each capital city. Every participant receives a t-shirt, wristband, laminate and lanyard, with water and sunscreen provided along the way. Tickets and event information for each city are available at ** )

The industry support for Roady4Roadies has been phenomenal with all the country’s top promoters throwing their weight, and their artists’, behind the cause and promoting the event via video screens at many upcoming concert events including Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Maroon 5, Nickelback and all the A Day In The Green events, having already been shown to 400,000 at the St Kilda Festival.

Each city’s event commences with the inaugural Roady4Roadies Walk (a leisurely 3-5kms), culminating in a variety of family activities and performances at well-known entertainment venues.

In Melbourne, the line-up at the Palais Theatre will be Mark Seymour, Dave Graney & the mistLY, J.R. Reyne, Sisters Doll and Jarosite. Doors open at 12.30pm, with show starting at 12.40pm and running through to 3.20pm. Tickets are just $20 at the door.

Due to demand, the Sydney event has been moved to the Bridge Hotel in Rozelle with a leisurely walk along the Inner West’s beautiful “Bay Run”. Registration will take place at the Bridge Hotel from 10.30am with the show starting back at the hotel after the walk. The Sydney line-up includes Mark Callaghan and Buzz Bidstrup from GANGgajang.

The Perth walk begins at the luckiest place around, The Lucky Shag, then follows the banks of the beautiful Swan River with a pit stop at The Point Bar & Grill. We then continue The Camfield for a family day of fun and entertainment featuring Darren Reid and friends.

Roady4Roadies Brisbane walk commences at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre (Carpark 4) at 10.30am, before meandering through surrounding park lands in the Brisbane Entertainment Centre grounds for a family day of fun and entertainment. Tyrone Noonan will be headlining the live entertainment.

In Adelaide (Sunday 24 March) we assemble at 11.30am at Creswell Gardens (East gate of Adelaide Oval) and commence our pleasant walk at 12.00 noon through parklands to the Adelaide Entertainment Centre where the Australian Music Collective SA will induct industry legend Frank Castel into SA Music Hall of Fame. Following the Crewathlon, prizes and auction, live performances by Kelly’s Wayke, Darren Constable and Pigsy will conclude the event.

The inaugural Roady4Roadies is our chance to give back to those who give us so much and are open to the public and industry alike, with all profits going to Support Act.

Renowned music industry figure and author, Stuart Coupe, is the Roady4Roadies Ambassador. Stuart’s most recent publication, ‘Roadies – The Secret History of Australian Rock N Roll’ documents the history of crew, their trials, tribulations, successes and humour and is available now at ** )

Hemisphere are proud to be a part of Roady4Roadies. Along with a representative from Support Act, Hemisphere will be present at the Health and Wellness Stand at every Roady4Roadies event.

Roady4Roadies is being staged by a voluntary team of Australia’s leading live production personnel and industry professionals.

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