South Africa’s live events and entertainment industry is coming together to put on the biggest streaming festival to raise funds for the unsung heroes of the industry by hosting a 3-day event featuring 33 of SA’s finest artists from 24 – 26 April 2020.
The festival will also offer viewers ‘DreamCamps’ where they can get to enjoy the music privately with their friends or family (up to 500 people) via Zoom, the video conferencing platform, allowing them to hangout, dance and have fun together. Tickets for the event are free and available at howler.co.za but all participants are encouraged to donate.
The funds raised by DreamStream will go towards SAFE (South African Fund 4 Entertainment), an NPO fund established to help support the unsung heroes and heroines within the live events and entertainment industry. In just 24 hours since we announced, we have received over 1500 relief applications to feed 11000 people. DreamSteam is the first major fundraiser for SAFE and are trying to raise R1m which will aim to feed 11 000 crew members.
These people are the technicians, stage riggers, cleaners, security guards, bar staff, ticketing staff and more, who are very often hired on a temporary/hourly basis and are sitting at home with no income and food as a result of Covid-19 and the lockdown.
DreamStream Digital festival will see DJs play 1-hour super mixes from several genres that include EDM, Amapiano, House & Hip-Hop. This line-up of musicians and DJs include:
Lady Lea, Abby Nurock, Kid Fonque, Jon S, Strange Loving, Kyle Cassim, Special Guest, Jazzuelle, Dean Fuel, Dino Moran, Vimo and Watson.
Anthea Scholtz, Karoo, Toby 2 shoes, Boogie Vice & Kennedy & El Gordo, Goldfish, Floyd Lavine, Culoe De Song, Richard Marshall , Ryan Murgatroyd, Mark Valsecci and Fogshow.
Sonic Bloom, B_Type, Kanan K7, ILLING, Dogstarr, Maximilian, Nic Grater, Geometric Flux and Headroom.
To help, SAFE has partnered with Pick ‘n Pay’s Feed The Nation relief fund. Each rand donated will go towards a voucher scheme, where each voucher to the value of R600 will help feed a family of five for a month by providing them with a basket of food and hygiene essentials.
To ensure that each voucher reaches those affected, SAFE is working with event supply chain companies to identify those in need and deliver the vouchers via their employers or former employers. Employers of event supply chain companies are encouraged to apply for their employees or former employees to help manage the process.
For more information on DreamStream, SAFE and how you can apply to the fund visit www.safefund.org.za. For larger donations to the fund please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. SAFE is proudly administered by ELE NPO (PBO Number: 930053167).