In response to the coronavirus crisis, the DanceTelevision Network’s FREE online initiative, the #StayHomeFestival, aims to urgently support and share the World Health Organization’s call to the world for social distancing. After early events gained worldwide plaudits, a new series of streams including Analog Room, East London Movement, Athens Showcase, Francesca Lombardo presents Upper Hour, ReSolute Stays Home, The Zoo Project, Vatos locos featuring Hector, VQtv by Shaun Reeves and Armigé Agency are now revealed.
DanceTelevision dedicates its entire platform to #StayHomeFestival streaming FREE 24/7 content from renown artists, events, and labels in the scene. Despite being in lockdown, artists can continue to interact with their fans and reach out with positive messages to millions of new viewers around the world, and across a variety of the most popular shared networks online. The project invites artists, events, labels and fans to join in solidarity to raise public awareness and funds in support of the WHO and select NGOs that are critical in helping the music entertainment industry. The community is called together to celebrate a universal love for music and the culture of a beloved electronic scene.
Since soft launching the project on 15 March 2020, numbers continue to rise exponentially and for the latest event with the likes of Pacha Ibiza, Jack Back, Felix Da Housecat, Luciano and International Music Summit all came together in support of the Red Cross in Ibiza. Now, once again, some of the biggest names in dance music will be streamed live on DanceTelevision’s Stay Home Festival www.stayhomefestival.org as well as crossposted to many different Facebook pages. It all runs throughout April, May And June.
Up first Detroit techno tastemaker and Visionquest label boss Shaun Reeves will kick off the VQ TV show on Sunday May 3rd at 8pm to 11pm CET on Stay Home festival. The showcase will be revolving around Shaun featuring guests from the Visionquest label and from his close circle. Divided across 3 nights, May 14, 20 and 28 respectively, Armige Agency is showcasing their roster with contributions from Joeski, Alexi Delano, Animal Trainer, Demuir, Junior Sanchez, Joyce Muniz, Kevin Knapp, Pezzner, Sis and Supernova.
Friday the 15th we welcome the infamous Vatos locos with a surprise lineup with label boss Hector at the helm in a mission to maintain the traditions of a Marathon around the time where they usually get down at the infamous Sunwaves Festival.
On May 16th, Francesca Lombardo’s “Upper Hour” event series cherishes the daytime ‘after party’ vibe and is fundamentally about good music presented in a unique setting, with DJs completely free to explore the full range of their selector skills. Hito and Cesare vs Disorder join curator Lombardo for a three hour showcase.
Vital underground house promoters Analog room Dubai also bring their tasteful soundtracks on May 7th and 21st with residents such as Move D, Alex Kid, A Guy Called Gerald, Siamak Amidi and Karina, and on May 19th and 26th, East London Movement is uniting underground East London promoters famous for their events in secret locations such as Into the Woods, Vox Sound, Bien Aimer Music, Paravibe, Decay Records and Bread and Butter London.
Electronic Labor Day (ELD) Beirut is a three-day virtual electronic music festival from May 1st to 3rd led by Uberhaus in partnership with top electronic music institutions in Lebanon and alongside the Syndicate of Owners of Restaurants, Cafes, Nightclubs and Pastries in Lebanon. The three-day music marathon aims at raising funds for the non-managerial employees of the electronic music venues across Lebanon, who have been affected by COVID and the harsh economic circumstances associated with this pandemic. These livestreams will be immersive, entertaining and exciting, taking place across multiple online rooms. More than 150 DJS from 25 countries will be taking part in the cause, helping to spread awareness and unity through music.
ReSolute is without doubt one of the most exciting underground event brands in the Big Apple. Handpicked selection of residents and artists from the ReSolute agency will be presenting their Dj sets and live acts all with visuals from established artists like Cote, Danimation, Defne Onen, Dreamrec, polo_X_polo and Trig Fardust.
The Zoo Project is Ibiza’s infamous Sunday openair party and they will be showcasing quarantine videos of worldwide recognised artists as well as footage from unforgettable events at the old abandoned Zoo of last summer. Expect not only exceptional talent performances, but beautiful and colourful videos from Ibiza’s most spectacular event! This is a game changing series of streams that will offer music lovers plenty to get excited about in the coming months.
With an extensive social network reaching 6 million fans including media partners and 3.5 million fans of its own channels and content brands, Facebook users watched 30 million minutes of DanceTelevision video in the month before the global pandemic struck. Since soft launching the project just three weeks ago on 15 March, 2020, numbers continue to rise exponentially. Based on this analysis, and the fact that people are now turning to the internet as the best way to connect with each other from home, unprecedented worldwide engagement is anticipated in the coming weeks. Online streaming initiatives like this may well revolutionize the face of the industry as we know it. Meanwhile, DanceTelevision is already exploring expansion options within the telecom sector to bring the concept to mass media in parallel with its cable music tv channel.
As such, DanceTelevision dedicates its entire platform to #StayHomeFestival streaming 24/7 content from renown artists, events, and labels in the scene. Despite being in lockdown, artists can continue to interact with their fans and reach out with positive messages to millions of new viewers around the world, and across a variety of the most popular shared networks online. Besides offering a wide variety of electronic artists a stage to showcase their talent, artists share positive and personal messages to the world at the beginning or end of their sets, using their influence and talent to help share an important message, and keep everyone hopeful for a brighter day.
Friday May 1st – May 3rd
Electronic Labor Day (ELD) Beirut
Shaun Reeves VQ-TV
8pm to 11pm CET
Friday May 15th
Hector presents Vatos Locos
Saturday May 16th
Francesca Lombardo presents Upper Hour
Hito and Cesare vs Disorder
Thursday 7th & 21st of May.
Move D, Alex Kid, A Guy Called Gerald, Siamak Amidi and Karina
Tuesday May 19th and 26th
East London Movement
Various dates May
ReSolute Stays Home
Cote, Danimation, Defne Onen, Dreamrec, polo_X_polo and Trig Fardust
May 14th, 20th & 28th
Armige Agency Showcases
Joeski, Alexi Delano, Animal Trainer, Demuir, Junior Sanchez, Joyce Muniz, Kevin Knapp, Pezzner, Sis and Supernova.