In six days’ time, Google will launch a music festival called GOODFest, described on the landing page as “a first-of-its-kind livestream festival for good”. GOODFest will consist of five livestreamed music concerts in five different cities and on five different dates, each with its own theme (or rather following its own cause), aiming to celebrate “progress, positivity, and the power of people to push the world forward”. The festival is meant to bring together music, technology, and community to raise funds for non-profits via donations and ticket sales, and “connect people in the name of good”.
As mentioned above, GOODFest will consist of five music concerts each celebrating a theme and raising awareness for a cause, with the main themes being Generosity, Humanity, Earth, Equality, and Love. The first show will take place in 6 days from the time, on November 29 at BAM Café in New York City. The said event will be hosted by English indie rock band Glass Animals who will be playing for “Generosity”, alongside other guest artists including Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Madame Gandhi, and Shilpa Ray. The next event will take place on December 9 at Music Box, New Orleans, where Gogol Bordello and Nick Zinner (guitarist for rock band Yeah Yeah Yeahs) will be playing for “Humanity”, and on December 12, D.R.A.M., Hollis Wong-Wear “and more” will be playing for “Earth” at Neumo’s in Seattle. The next two livestreamed shows dedicated to Equality and Love will take place in San Francisco and Los Angeles respectively, but as yet there are no details in regards to which bands and artists will host these events.
Once again, it’s worth noting that the goal of GOODFest is to raise funds for non-profit organizations, and for starters, all the funds raised from ticket sales during the first event will be donated to public school classrooms through DonorsChoose.org. Lastly, it should be noted that the festival is presented by Google’s new Pixel smartphones, which will capture backstage photos and videos from each show using their powerful camera sensors. You can visit the GOODFest landing page by clicking the source link below, where visitors can purchase tickets online and set livestream reminders for future events.