Goose Island Beer Company and Spotlight have announced the UK's inaugural virtual Spotlight Festival, taking place from London's iconic Moth Club on 14th February 2021.
Spotlight Festival first originated in Guadalajara, Mexico during the COVID-19 Pandemic. What started as a project on Instagram TV to showcase up-and-coming artists in one country, quickly evolved into a worldwide festival to support and showcase great artists during this difficult time. Bands from Germany, Argentina, USA, Mexico and the UK formed part of the online project. Now, the virtual festival’s first edition will support London’s vibrant music scene and will be held on 14/02/2021.
The London event will feature rising alt-poppers Bamily, who have made a huge name for themselves in the capital with their energetic, life-affirming live shows. Nice Swan signees Malady also join the bill with their brooding, dark take on indie pop foundations founded in their feelings on London's sprawling metropolis. London based South-American multi-instrumentalist Attawalpa will also take to the hallowed Moth Club stage with his brand of confessional, honest pop grounded in the unusual and sensual whilst the much hyped Stella Talpo will open the night and provide her evocative soul stylings in what promises to be a stunning set.
The purpose of Spotlight hasn’t wavered in its original objective: to give up-and-coming artists a chance to not only talk about their mutual love for music but to also revitalize the music scene after such a difficult year.
Goose Island Beer Company has championed music and beer since they were established in Chicago in 1988 and are proud to be supporting Spotlight Festival. To celebrate the event, they’ve brewed an exclusive beer available to ticket holders. “Spotlight” is a hazy IPA, packed with Mosaic, Centennial & Motueka hops and is highly sessionable at 4.3%. With strong notes of grapefruit, mango and lime; it’s highly crushable and super refreshing.
Goose Island will also be donating all profits from the sale of “Spotlight” to Help Musicians. For 100 years, the charity Help Musicians has provided a broad spectrum of help, support and opportunities to professional musicians. In response to the pandemic, they have so far been able to financially support 20,000 musicians struggling to make ends meet but the need continues and they can't do it alone. For more information about them, click here.
All ticket holders will also be sent a 10% off code to use across Goose Island’s web shop.
Tickets can be purchased now on Bandcamp Live and are priced at £10 per person. The event will last for four hours and can only be watched on the night.
The festival’s staff will be working with strict COVID-19 regulations in place, and there will be no audience present at the venue.
Ticket link: https://spotlightfest.bandcamp.com