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DIY and state51 team up for new year livestreams

By | Published on Friday 18 December 2020


Music media company DIY and independent music distributor The state51 Conspiracy have announced a tie-up to stage a series of livestreamed shows featuring new artists, under the title Hello 2021. Acts on the bill include Yard Act, Oscar Lang, Sinead O’Brien and Matilda Mann.

The online performances will replace DIY’s usual January shows at the Old Blue Last in London and will be broadcast every Tuesday at 7pm throughout that month on state51’s YouTube channel. They are being filmed in state51’s own performance and production space, the state51 Factory.

“After a year like 2020, where gigs and festivals have been entirely put on hold and music fans everywhere are desperate for some live music, we’re THRILLED to have been able to work with state51 to ensure our Hello live series can go ahead next year”, says DIY Managing Editor Sarah Jamieson. “We’re also super excited to be giving some incredible new acts the chance to perform live, and introduce a whole new raft of fans to their music”.

William Reid, Creative Director at The state51 Conspiracy, adds: “It’s been such a blast welcoming these talented artists, their managers and labels to the state51 Factory and produce our series of videos with the DIY team. The challenge to every artist was to perform a set in a single take, with no overdubs and no edits. Every time we ran the cameras, a little bit of magic happened and we can’t wait for people to experience what we did in the state51 Factory, reminding us all about the power of live music and performance”.

Here are the line-ups for each show:

5 Jan: Oscar Lang, Courting, Moa Moa

12 Jan: Master Peace, Pixey, Rose Gray

19 Jan: Sinead O’Connor, Yard Act, Dep Tan

26 Jan: Matilda, Osquello, Sam Dotia