Dancing Astronaut has partnered with Dance From Home, a charitable, livestreaming festival developed to benefit the PLUS1 COVID-19 Relief Fund to bring dance music enthusiasts live sets from esteemed electronic acts. With a phase one lineup led by ATTLAS, Gene Farris, Leftwing:Kody, and Mat.Joe, and more, Dance From Home organizer, Quality Time, seeks to provide listeners with an animated live music experience that will not only appeal to viewers’ sonic sensibilities but also support COVID-19 relief efforts.
To produce Dance From Home, Quality Time is collaborating with Arcade Fire’s non-profit philanthropic organization, PLUS1. PLUS1, which was initially developed to support Haiti, is currently working with fellow non-profit entities, Sweet Relief, the Centre for Disaster Philanthropy, World Central Kitchen, Trans Lifeline, and Partners In Health, as well as local groups across the country to provide assistance to the musicians and other music industry professionals affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Proceeds from Dance From Home, collected Twitch donations, will be split between the online festival’s participating artists and the COVID-19 relief fund, to cover medical costs, lodging, clothing, food, and other vital living expenses for those who are sick or out of work.
Dance From Home is slated for 2 p.m. PST/5 p.m. EST on April 4. Watch the full livestream below.