An Up The Creek Online Relief Show has been announced. It’s a fact that with the Covid-19 pandemic the festival organizers saw the swift closure of the events industry and many of Up the Creek’s staff have been left without any income for the foreseeable future, and the artists we all love to support find themselves without any audiences.
Great news is that Up the Creek has joined forces with some key players in the industry to put together an online show to raise much needed funds for our industry.
Up The Creek Online Relief Show Details
On Saturday 6 June 2020, Up the Creek will feature 8 musicians, 2 DJs, a comedian and 3 hosts during a 7 hour show, from 16:00-23:00. You can watch it all on a screen in your home!
Albert Frost, Hot Water, Riaan Smit, Flying Bantu, Akkedis, Crosscurrent, DJ Dirtroad and Paradise Citizens are all confirmed for the show, along with comedian Rob van Vuuren, and your hosts for the show Nick Hamman, Keri Culver and Sune Halderman. The final programme will be released soon and in true Creek style, they’ll throw in a couple of sideshows and surprises on the day! (according to artist liasion Sune Helderman).
Tickets for the Up The Creek online relief show are on sale today, via Howler and if you’re committed you can get one for the whole family to enjoy for only R80. Wait it out in the hope of South Africa moving to level 3, and you’ll pay R150 during show week.
Up the Creek wants to be very transparent with their audience regarding the funds raised and how they will be spent. They have set a target of R180,000 and have worked with all their suppliers and musicians involved to set up a lean budget, with a proportionate share of the funds raised to be split as follows:
- Musicians and Entertainers 38%
- Staffing Relief Fund 42%
- Marketing Costs 8%
- Streaming Costs 7%
- Admin Costs 5%
Caitlin Hanley (Festival Director) talks about the Up The Creek Online Relief Show
“A show like this doesn’t happen for free, and in these current times it’s not fair to expect anyone to work for free; the musicians and artists giving of their time and skills should be fairly rewarded along with the funds we’re able to raise for our staff.”
The organizers are also running a raffle to help contribute towards funds, and will draw the winners during the show. Check out the prizes listed below and get yourself a ticket!
1. An Up the Creek hamper consisting of 2x tickets for the next official UTC festival & 2x 30 Year Reunion at the River t-shirts (these weren’t available for sale to the public)
2. 2 nights stay at Aloe Ridge – Self-Catering Accommodation (for four adults) alongside the beautiful Breede River. This prize is valid for a period of 12 months from date of issue, and dates over Easter Weekend and New Years cannot be booked.
3. Beerworks #Boomboxx Hamper – Valued at R2,500 and delivered to your backyard. 30 Litres of your favourite Beerworks Craft Beer in a keg. Mobile tap set up in your home/backyard. Prize includes a Backyard Beer Fest activity pack, glasses, merchandise and everything you need to enjoy it.
Terms & Conditions: Prize will be delivered when lockdown allows, and free of charge within 30 km of Cape Town CBD, keg can stay at you until it’s finished. Prize valid to claim for 3 months as soon as lockdown allows. No u18s can win this prize.
In addition, direct donations can also be made in an amount that suits your wallet.
Up the Creek will be sharing more details on how an online show works, what the audience can expect on the day, and info about who some of the benefitting staff are, so keep an eye on the Up The Creek Facebook page.
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