In the past few days and weeks, many of the summers highlight festivals and live events have, understandably, suffered cancellation – in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
One popular community-focused festival intends to combat this chain of events by changing its approach for 2020; ensuring festival-goers don’t lose out entirely!
The Shake & Stir vintage music and lifestyle festival returns on June 27th and 28th – but as an online ‘home edition’ event, streamed across various social media channels and its website, www.shakenstirfest.com.
This celebration of all things vintage will feature over 30 bands and performers – alongside ‘The Greatest Bartender’ challenge (in association with BAHA and Southampton Hotels) and a variety of traders, showcases, competitions, masterclasses, displays and more.
Festival Director and lead organiser, Mandy Payne, comments –
“Our spirits all need a lift at the moment. It’s been a tough old time for everyone, which has made us determined to ensure the festival go ahead this year – in some form. Our team are very excited about doing this online event. We hope that it will be great for the community and help to promote some of our wonderful local businesses, musicians and traders at a time when they really need our support. We’re also incredibly grateful to all the amazing acts donating their performances to make this unique event happen – thank you!”
If you love rock’n’roll, swing, rockabilly, jazz or wartime music then tune in from 10 am on Saturday, June 27th via Facebook (@shakeandstirvintagefest), YouTube or the festivals own website. Acts include The Jive Aces, The Zoots, Little Dave and the Sun Sessions, Victory Sisters, Miss Annie, Rip It Up and Junco Shakers – with many more to be announced.
There will also be plenty of opportunity for community participation through online activities, workshops and competitions – including:
For more on the festival’s line-up and activities see www.shakenstirfest.com.
To be involved or learn more about trading during Shake & Stir – Home Edition, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will also be online traders. Trade stands are £25 a day and £50 over the weekend. There is a member discount of £40 for the weekend.
For more information:
Director Stir-Events Ltd