Sofi Tukker, SG Lewis, BIGKLIT + More Join The FADER FORT
Due to overwhelming response from the music community, The FADER announced that FADER FORT Digital has extended to two days, and launched yesterday Tuesday, March 31 from 10 AM - 7 PM and continues today Wednesday, April 1 starting at 10 AM - 7 PM.
The FADER FORT Digital broadcast is a two-day event bringing together over 100 emerging and acclaimed artists featuring exclusive, curated performances to help raise money for those hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. To find a full list of charities, funds, and resources highlighted throughout FORT, click here. FADER FORT Digtial is sponsored by BACARDÍ®, TRULY Hard Seltzer and &pizza.
Yesterday audiences got to tune into RMR who appeared in his first ever live performance of his viral hit "Rascal" at FADER FORT Digital. His performance is every bit as striking as the original, performed on a rooftop at sunset with RMR's voice perfect throughout. This year's Grammy Award winning songwriter and producer, Finneas played a lilting "I Don't Miss You At All" on a small Spanish guitar while Ari Lennox x JID played an absolute gem from "Shea Butter Baby". The co-founder of Black Lives Matter, artist and activist Patrisse Cullors guided a virtual meditation while Ashnikko appeared in what is easily the most masochistic Digital FORT video of the day. The last time she got a wax, she says that she had to stop halfway through because she started crying, and this time she sang her new song "Tantrum" while suffering through genuine agony. Little Dragon closed out yesterday's nine hour event with a smashing performance of their latest singles "Hold On" and Another Love". Plus Phantogram, Noah Cyrus, TOKiMONSTA, and Hanson charmed and stunned audiences throughout the day.
Today fans can tune into over 40 artists including Sofi Tukker, SG Lewis, Jehnny Beth x Joe Talbot from IDLES, Riz Ahmed, Jamila Woods, Frances Quinlan (from HopAlong), Waxahatchee x Kevin Morby, Sofi Tukker, Post Animal, Diana Gordon, Mariah the Scientist, BIGKLIT, SG Lewis, and Childish Major.
Just like any other live festival performance, artist's have designated performance slots that will be accessible on a dedicated web page along with a direct link to the artist's chosen charity.
Fans can tune in this morning at THEFADER.COM/FORT to catch today's line-up.
The complete two day line-up is listed below and all performances will be available for 24 hours only at www.thefader.com/fort.
"It's been amazing to see the response not just from the artist community, but our brand partners too," says Rob Stone, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of The FADER. "Now more than ever is the time for the music community and our trusted partners to come together to support one another."
To kick off the charitable giving aspect of Digital FORT, TRULY Hard Seltzer has committed $20,000 to Sweet Relief Musicians Fund. As a brand that celebrates originality, creativity, and flavor TRULY understands how music and entertainment can bring people together. To champion the music and entertainment industry, Truly's donation will provide financial assistance to all types of career musicians and music industry workers who are directly affected by COVID-19.
&pizza is also encouraging folks to think charitably by texting #FADERFEEDS to 200-03 which will prompt the user to donate pizza to local hospital workers on the front lines. Those who participate will also be entered into a giveaway to win $331 worth of pizza as a thank you for their act of kindness. Since 3/14, &pizza has donated 13,000+ pizzas to those heroes, and looks forward to upping that number with the support of The FADER's audience.
With the nation now on lockdown, The FADER, along with dozens of musicians have come together to bring FADER FORT to your living room. Don't miss day two of this highly anticipated, one-time only digital broadcast event.
Artists included in the two day line-up are below:
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Angel & Dren
Ari Lennox x JID
Field Medic x Pickleboy
Jehnny Beth X Joe Talbot (Idles)
Johnny From Highly Suspect
Jojo x Lido
Jucee Froot X Dj Paul
Last Night In Paris
Margaret Glaspy & Tyler Chester
Mariah The Scientist
Sen Morimoto x Kaina
Tom Misch x Yussef Dayes
Trina X Mulatto
Waxahatchee x Kevin Morby