Glasgow's Southside Fringe to showcase over 50 artists in first ever virtual event
Southside Fringe Festival will host it’s first ever virtual event, Plugged In & Wired tomorrow (Friday, March 26).
The event aims to support local creatives and is FREE to watch via Southside Fringe's Youtube channel from 8pm onwards.
With something to suit everyone's taste from comedy, music, spoken word, cabaret, literature, food and drink and more, Plugged In & Wired offers artists a vital platform to perform the work they have produced over the past 12 months of lockdown.
Striving to keep the arts alive, Plugged In & Wired will see over 50 of some of the Southside’s newest and brightest creatives perform in the online event. Headliners include comedian Viv Gee, cabaret entertainer Gabriel Featherstone and musician Becci Wallace alongside acts like folk-pop brother due Braw, spoken word performer Sean Wai Keung, author Moira McPartlin, a cocktail master class with Andrew Mundy and many more - head to Southside Fringe's blog to meet the full line-up and download the Plugged In & Wired programme.
The virtual festival is also delighted to reveal that 5 industry creatives will host each category of the event, including The Creative Martyrs known for their cabaret songs and satirical shenanigans, Glaswegian comedian and one of the founders of the Southside Festival Bruce Morton, writer Shirley Whiteside, partner venue The Icebox Arts And Music Centre and performer and event organiser Angela Legg aka Miss A Legg.
And they haven’t forgotten about Southside food & drink venues, with well-known bloggers Foodie Explorers contributing a feature to the programme with a focus on what’s hot and who to watch out for as the Southside comes back to life over the next couple of months.
Last year saw the cancellation of Southside Fringe Festival resulting in more than 200 creatives losing income, and refunds given to 45 events and 26 venues across the area. However, the event remained dedicated to overcoming lockdown barriers and has successfully united like-minded artists and entertainers to create a stand-out event, demonstrating the sheer determination and talent nestled within the heart of the Southside community.
To show support to performers, viewers can donate via ‘tip jars’ or purchase merchandise. Additionally, to support Plugged In & Wired’s venue partner, The Ice Box Arts & Music Centre, viewers can purchase their ‘UNVIABLE’ t-shirts
To donate head to www.southsidefringe.org.uk/donate.