Welcome to Devizine’s Virtual Festival! Of course, it won’t be like a real festival, silly, but right now, sadly, it’s all we’ve got. So, take a moment to view our ever-updating line-up and try to pretend it’s a real festival best you can; lounge in your front room with muddy boots, pour your cider into a flimsy cardboard cup and take a piss behind the sofa. Maybe your neighbour will sell you a cling-filmed slice of broken dustbin lid, or money bag of basil for £25.
The festival starts from Friday 20th March. The festival ends when this terrible fiasco has been given the all clear. You don’t need a pac-a-mac or tent, you need no ticket. At this moment I admit, I’m making this up as I go along, a bit like the government; let’s see how we get on.
This is the festival’s main page, wander the site and click on the icons to stop in a field, sit on the grass and crack open a tinny! Listed alongside will be an ever-growing schedule, with performances live streamed or pre-recorded videos. There won’t be things going on all the time, you can come and go as you please, without having to have an itchy wristband!
Obviously, I cannot charge you for entry to the festival. But the reason we are doing it is because there will be a significant loss of revenue to artists, performers and venues during this shutdown. So, I will have the online equivalent to a collection bucket, urging you to donate whatever you can, via PayPal. This bucket will be shared equally between all those artists who performs, gives a lecture, routine or show through live streams. This said, the best way to support the artists is to visit their websites and BandCamp pages and buy their music, I will endeavour to add the relevant links.
Artists and authors are encouraged to display their artwork in our gallery, freely, for which links to their websites will be added so they can sell from there.
We need to hear from our musicians, artists, comedians, performers of any kind, magicians, actors, whoever. DJs, send us your mix links, or do us a live stream. Please get in touch with me via email, or Facebook message the page. Tell me what you’d like to do, and when you would be free to send us a live stream link, we will add it to the relevant page and it to the timetable. I cannot post videos direct on the site, but I can add YouTube and Facebook video links which will be displayed as videos on the site and on the event Facebook page too.
If your business is delivering food or drinks, we can add your link into our food hall or beer tent, please let me know! Any other suggestions to make our festival complete are welcome.
So, bear with, bear with, and I’ll be adding events and streams and more details as they come in. And I hope you enjoy, and please help us by donating.
Sunday 29th March: Ruzz Guitar’s Blues Revue Live from The Louisiana, Bristol
Watch the recorded full show, of which we gave a gigantic thumbs up some moons ago.
Saturday 28th March @ 6PM: Luke Jackson, Covers Hour
Luke is a Singer-Songwriter from Canterbury, Kent. 2019 ended on a high with his first solo tour of the USA and the release of his latest record ‘Journals’ in November. In January 2020 ‘Journals’ was voted ‘Album of the Year’ by the prestigious Fatea Magazine, and by February Luke had completed a tour of Europe and was just about to embark on his next run of dates in the USA. The rest of the year promises to be just as busy and exciting. Read more about Luke here.
Friday March 27th @ 6-9pm: Henry V: Behind The Barn Door
To celebrate World Theatre Day on Friday The Barn Theatre, Cirencester will be live streaming a Built by Barn production of Henry V, directed by Hal Chambers and starring West End stars Aaron Sidwell (Wicked, American Idiot, EastEnders) and Lauren Samuels (Bend It Like Beckham, We Will Rock You, BBC’s Over The Rainbow.)
Make sure you’ve liked their page
To donate to the #SAVEOURBARN campaign to support our charity call 01285 648255 or donate online at barntheatre.org.uk/sob
We’re adding some classic DJ mixes from a variety of places, including YouTube links and streams from The Boiler Room and many others! But, I’d prefer to hear your mixes, please send some links, we NEED to dance!
Isolate Live is a separate organisation doing a similar thing to us, over Facebook; check them out too!