Live gig Iso-Aid kicks off

Rach Brennan and the Pines will play at 3pm.

Tune in, sit back and take in the best of the region when the award-winning online music festival Isol-Aid shines the spotlight on Geelong and the Bellarine.

Isol-Aid was created in response to the coronavirus pandemic, when it became apparent that musicians would be heavily impacted by the cancellation of tours and gigs and the inability to play venues throughout Australia.

It kicks off this Saturday, July 18 from 2pm to 4pm and then every weekend. Musicians play a 20-minute set streamed live via their Instagram accounts. At the end of each set, musicians tag-team to the next artist on the line-up, sending fans on a journey of new music discovery, community and good feelings.

The Geelong and Bellarine event will feature eight local artists playing live across the region, all live-streamed for music lovers to enjoy from home.

“Geelong and the Bellarine is home to so many talented and passionate musicians from across different genres, whose livelihoods have been heavily impacted by the pandemic,” Cr Trent Sullivan, chair – arts culture and heritage, said.

“Isol-Aid will be a fantastic opportunity to support local artists and experience some amazing performances, while being connected with music lovers from across Australia.

“Make sure to give our local stars a leg-up by live-streaming the event and donating if you can.”

Grab your device, charger, snacks and water bottle, and enjoy the festival.

For information about Isol-Aid viewing, visit

The line up is:

2pm Jasper Jolley

2.20pm Hassall

2.40pm Mick Ryan

3pm Rach Brennan and the Pines

3.20pm Los Mariachis El Clifto! (Sarah Carroll/Fenn Wilson/George Wilson)

3.40pm Hollie Joyce

4pm Jeff Lang

4.20pm BIN

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