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Roady4Roadies returns this April!

13 cities around the country to host events in support of the men and women who put the show on

#Roady4Roadies

For release: Wednesday, 19 February 2020: Roadies are amongst the most essential figures in the entertainment world. The reality is, no road crew = no show and it’s with our mates in mind, and thanks to the overwhelming response to the inaugural event in March 2019, Roady4Roadies will return on Sunday, 5 April 2020 expanding from capital cities to regional centres with a total of 13 events taking place around the country.

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 shines 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.

CrewCare co-director and co-founder Howard Freeman on behalf of the association’s board says,

“In its first year, Roady4Roadies raised $71,500.00 from being staged in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth,”

“The net profit of $62,820.00 went to the Support Act ‘Roadies Fund’ to assist crew in crisis.”

This year, Roady4Roadies events have been confirmed to take place in Adelaide, Brisbane, Darwin, Gold Coast, Hobart, Melbourne, Newcastle, Perth, Port Lincoln, Sunshine Coast, Sydney, The Entrance and Townsville.

The day commences with the Roady4Roadies Walk (a leisurely 4-5kms) culminating in a variety of family activities and performances at well-known entertainment precincts around the country. All walk participants receive a free t-shirt with sunscreen and water available along the route.

The Roady4Roadies Walk concludes with live entertainment from some of Australia’s leading artists with food, awards, speeches and prizes on offer at each event.

Artists performing at the Roady4Roadies events around the country include Jon Stevens, Tim Rogers, Dave Graney, John Paul Young, Mr. Meaner, Kevin Borich Express, Daren Reid, Andy Seymour, Steve Kilbey and Suze DeMarchi with many more to come!

The Sydney leg of Roady4Roadies is taking place in association with the inaugural Support Act Live! concert commencing at 7.00pm at Paddington RSL featuring performances from Steve Kilbey, Mark Callaghan, Terry Serio, John Jarrett and Simon Lobelson.  All tickets purchased for the Sydney Roady4Roadies Walk include free entry to Support Act Live!

CrewCare is a charity established to improve the welfare of live production crew. For CrewCare it’s as much about fostering a community spirit as providing an insight to the technical and creative work of road crews, and to the crisis of their physical, medical and financial problems.


Highly respected veteran road warrior Ross Ferguson reveals,

"All my time in the music industry, there was always someone there to pick me up when I was down,”

“CrewCare guided me to Support Act. Because of Support Act, this caring kindness continued afterwards. They gave me the help that lifted me out of a crisis, when I really needed it. Thank you, Support Act. You saved me.”


Howard Freeman points out,

One of the most pleasing thing for us was how the entire spectrum of the music industry pitched in with their time and money to make it work.

 “They included promoters, publicists, managers, agents, venues, media and of course artists. They all worked along-side the best crew in the country... the best in the world!”


Jon Stevens, of Noiseworks and INXS fame, explains why he is just one of the many in the music industry to put his hand up to help. Stevens says,

“Road crew are the heart and soul of the Australian music industry,”

“They are the first people at the venue and the very last to leave. They put together the gigs and the concerts which make us look great and us look good and you enjoy. They are the industry’s unsung heroes”

“But the life of a roadie can be tough and uncompromising”, he added. “Their work is physically demanding and emotionally challenging. The unrelenting hours and pressures and travel often come with a huge personal cost. While road crew spend their lives supporting us, sometimes they too need our support”

 

The funds raised by CrewCare and Support Act to date have gone into a number of important initiatives.

In the first 7 months of this financial year (July - January), Support Act crisis relief grants to crew increased by 111% compared to the previous 12 months. They now represent 32% of our total grants to artists, crew and music workers. Crew currently represents 12% of users of the Support Act Wellbeing Helpline.

In 2019 Support Act Wellbeing Helpline placed 1,000 posters in production trucks Australia-wide and arranged for 2,000 plastic ‘Crew Cards’ to be handed out to crews at event sign-ons and in the workplace. It also initiated an agreement with the University of Sunshine Coast and Sunshine Coast Mind and Neuroscience - Thompson Institute, to undertake research specific to crew welfare.

For more information, go to: Roady4Roadies, CrewCare or Support Act.

Tickets for all Roady4Roadies events are $30.00 (adult ticket includes t-shirt) and $70.00 (family ticket – 2 adults / 2 children under 16 includes 4 x t-shirts) and are on sale NOW. See below for full event details.

 

ROADY4ROADIES  EVENT INFORMATION

SUNDAY 5 APRIL 2020

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ADELAIDE:

Walk Start time:    11:00am for an 11.30pm start
Assembly Point:    Cresswell Gardens, Adelaide Park Lands, North Adelaide
Event Start time:   1.00pm 
Venue:                  Star Room, Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Port Road Hindmarsh
Feature Artists:     TBA. Artists to be announced here shortly
Tickets:                 moshtix.com.au/v2/event/roady4roadies-adelaide-/119994?skin=r4r20

BRISBANE:

Walk Start time:    10:00am for a 10.30am start
Assembly Point:    Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Melaleuca Drive, Boondall
Event Start time:   12.00pm 
Venue:                   Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Melaleuca Drive, Boondall
Feature Artists:     TBA. Artists to be announced here shortly
Tickets:                 moshtix.com.au/v2/event/roady4roadies-brisbane-/119996?skin=r4r20 

DARWIN:

Walk Start time:    10:30am for an 11.00am start
Assembly Point:    Darwin Amphitheatre, Geranium Street, The Gardens
Event Start time:   12.00pm 
Venue:                   Darwin Entertainment Centre, Mitchell Street, Darwin City
Feature Artists:     TBA. Artists to be announced here shortly
Tickets:                  moshtix.com.au/v2/event/roady4roadies-darwin-/119998?skin=r4r20  

GOLD COAST:

Event Start time:   11:30am for a 12.00pm start
Venue:                   HOTA (Home of the Arts), 135 Bundall Road, Surfers Paradise
Walk Start time:     3.00pm 
Assembly Point:    HOTA (Home of the Arts), 135 Bundall Road, Surfers Paradise
Feature Artists:      Mr. Meaner, MERGE and DOWNLODE
Tickets:                  moshtix.com.au/v2/event/roady4roadies-gold-coast-/120000?skin=r4r20 

HOBART:

Walk Start time:    11:00am for an 11.30am start
Assembly Point:    St James Hall, 460 Elizabeth Street, New Town
Event Start time:   12.30pm 
Venue:                   Princes Park, Castray Esplanade & Salamanca Place, Battery Point
Feature Artists:      TBA. Artists to be announced here shortly
Tickets:                  moshtix.com.au/v2/event/roady4roadies-hobart-/120002?skin=r4r20  

MELBOURNE:

Walk Start time:    11:00am for an 11.30am start
Assembly Point:    Palais Theatre, Lower Esplanade, St Kilda
Event Start time:   1.00pm 
Venue:                   Palais Theatre, Lower Esplanade, St Kilda
Feature Artists:     Jon Stevens, Bob “Bongo” Starkie, Rose Bygrave, Dave Graney, Clare Moore and Tim Rogers.  The event will be MC’d by Brian Nankervis and feature a book launch and signing by Tana Douglas
Tickets:                 moshtix.com.au/v2/event/roady4roadies-melbourne-/119128?skin=r4r20 

NEWCASTLE:

Walk Start time:    11:00am for an 11.30am start
Assembly Point:    Lambton Park, Elder Street and Morehead Street Lambton
Event Start time:   2.00pm (Lunch at Lizotte’s from 12:30pm)
Venue:                   Lizotte’s Restaurant, 31 Morehead Street, Lambton
Feature Artists:      John Paul Young, Mark Tinson & the Unusual Suspects, Grant Walmsley, Mark Gable & Danny Young.
Tickets:                  https://lizottes.com.au/live/shows/booking/2875

PERTH:

Walk Start time:    10:30am for an 11:00am start
Assembly Point:    The Lucky Shaq, Ferry Route Barrack St Jetty, Riverside Drive, Perth
Event Start time:   12.30pm 
Venue:                   The Camfield, Roger MacKay Drive, Burswood
Feature Artists:      Daren Reid & friends, Phil Walley-Stack.
Tickets:                  moshtix.com.au/v2/event/roady4roadies-perth-/120004?skin=r4r20

PORT LINCOLN:

Walk Start time:    11:30am for a 12:00pm start
Assembly Point:    Lawns opp. Port Lincoln Hotel, Lincoln Hwy, Port Lincoln
Event Start time:   1:00pm
Venue:                   Sarin’s Bar, Port Lincoln Hotel, Lincoln Hwy, Port Lincoln
Feature Artists:      Andy Seymour. MC’d by Riley, Magic FM Breakfast announcer
Tickets:                  moshtix.com.au/v2/event/roady4roadies-port-lincoln-/120005?skin=r4r20

SUNSHINE COAST:

Walk Start time:    9:30am for a 10.00am start
Assembly Point:    Alex Surf Club, 167 Alexandra Parade, Alexandra Headland
Event Start time:   11.30am 
Venue:                   Alex Surf Club, 167 Alexandra Parade, Alexandra Headland
Feature Artists:      Kevin Borich Express, Matt Turner, Aspy Jones Band, Taylor Moss and Mayah
Tickets:                  moshtix.com.au/v2/event/roady4roadies-sunshine-coast-/120007?skin=r4r20  

SYDNEY:

Walk Start time:    10:30am for an 11:00am start
Assembly Point:    Centennial Park – Govett Street Gates
Event Start time:   12.00pm
Venue:                  Centennial Parklands. Bring a picnic and celebrate with friends and family.
Feature Artists:     TBA.  Acoustic entertainment with artists to be announced here shortly.
Support Act Live:  As part of the Roady4Roadies ticket price, all attendees are invited along free of charge to the Support Act Live! - 6:00pm @ Paddington RSL
Feature Artists:     Steve Kilbey, Mark Callaghan, Terry Serio, John Jarrett (Actor), Simon Lobelson, Connie Mitchell
Tickets:                 moshtix.com.au/v2/event/roady4roadies-sydney-/120009?skin=r4r20

THE ENTRANCE:

Walk Start time:    10:30am for an 11.00am start
Assembly Point:    The Entrance Leagues Club, 3 Bay Village Road, Bateau Bay
Event Start time:   12:00pm
Venue:                   The Entrance Leagues Club, 3 Bay Village Road, Bateau Bay
Feature Artists:      TBA. Artists to be announced here shortly.
Tickets:                  moshtix.com.au/v2/event/roady4roadies-the-entrance/120010?skin=r4r20

TOWNSVILLE:

Walk Start time:    3:30pm for a 4.00pm start
Assembly Point:    Central Park, Dean Street, Townsville
Event Start time:   5.00pm 
Venue:                  Queensland Country Bank Stadium Forecourt, Dean St, Railway Estate
Feature Artists:     TBA. Artists to be announced here shortly.
Tickets:                 moshtix.com.au/v2/event/roady4roadies-townsville-/120011?skin=r4r20  

 

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