Section 8 launches Twitch festival, food and care packages for hospo, music workers

Section 8 launches Twitch festival, food and care packages for hospo, music workers

Section 8
Photographer: @callme.harry

Iconic Melbourne venue Section 8, along with prominent  music collectives Crown Ruler and The Operatives have teamed up for SECTION AID, an initiative supporting Melbourne musicians and hospitality workers. 

Together, Section 8, Crown Ruler and the Operatives have spent almost two decades uniting a diverse cohort of  artists, musicians and performers across Melbourne’s independent music community.

The goal of the initiative is to provide urgent, practical support to local musicians, hospitality workers and artists affected by the current COVID-19 crisis.

What you need to know

  • SECTION AID has a jamming lineup this Saturday September 11
  • The Melbourne venue and music collectives are giving awesome support to music and hospo workers
  • The digital festival will be held on Twitch from 12pm to 12am

Stay up to date with what’s happening in Melbourne here.

With tours cancelled, bars closed and many expat workers ineligible for current government support, the future looks uncertain for musicians and hospitality workers keeping the heart of our city alive long after the lights go off.

Over twelve hours next Saturday the 11th of September, SECTION AID will be hosting a live Twitch steam on their website, from midday through ’til midnight. The Operatives, Crown Ruler + Section 8 have enlisted an array of artists including Emma Volard, Elle Shimada, Komang, Khiarra; movement artist MaggZ, along with DJ SPELL, FOURA, JPS, College of Knowledge Records, Walla C, Kgomotso, Naru, Mr Pitiful, The Phantom Sun, DJ Smilez + Lori; who’ll be showcasing solo live sets, top shelf electronic, soul, funk, vinyl cuts from their collections, and more.

Ready made meals, Eftpos cards donated by Pernod Ricard, food delivery vouchers from Deliveroo and care packages made by  volunteers will be available shortly after the event. On the day, Dinnerly are also donating $45 from every new sign-up towards the cause.

Pick-up points to receive these donations for music + hospitality workers in need will be be set up across several locations and announced on Section Aid’s socials shortly.

Viewers will be able to watch and support at