Scotland’s most exciting musical talent will join together on Saturday 30th May as they raise vital funds for music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins and Glasgow based PPE charity ViseUp by taking part in an epic ten hour stream extravaganza.

‘Stream4Scotland’ will take place from 3pm–1am and will include performances, Q&As and chats from over 40 Scottish musicians and DJs, hosted live by Garry Spence, making it the perfect Saturday night entertainment during lockdown.

The fundraising stream will feature the best breakthrough talent as well as some of Scotland’s biggest stars, all while raising vital funds for Nordoff Robbins and ViseUp.

The full line-up is:

  • Twin Atlantic
  • Aaron Smith
  • Anchor Lane
  • Baby Strange
  • Be Charlotte
  • Cairn String Quartet
  • Cara Rose
  • Clare Grogan
  • Club Sabbath special DJ set
  • Cold Years
  • Colonel Mustard & the Dijon 5
  • Declan Welsh
  • Dougie MacLean
  • Graeme Park
  • Gun, Harri
  • Hipsway
  • Honeyblood
  • Horse McDonald
  • JG Wilkes (Optimo)
  • kitti, Kyle Falconer
  • Lucia + The Best Boys
  • Luke La Volpe
  • Luna The Professor
  • Neon Waltz
  • Peat & Diesel
  • Rascalton
  • Spyres
  • Stephanie Cheape
  • Stevie Cox
  • The Bluebells
  • The Fratellis
  • The LaFontaines
  • The Roly Mo
  • The Snuts
  • The Van T’s
  • VanIves
  • Wet Wet Wet
  • Wuh Oh!

Nordoff Robbins is the largest independent music therapy charity in the UK, dedicated to enriching the lives of people affected by life limiting illness, isolation or disability.

The charity, which has benefitted from the longstanding support of the Scottish music industry through their annual Scottish Music Awards event, is determined to unite people through the power of music, as now more than ever people need to feel a sense of community.

Nordoff Robbins have unfortunately had to temporarily stop all face-to-face music therapy sessions to protect the health of those they work with and that of their music therapists. Due to the current challenges it has been estimated that the cancellation or postponement of fundraising events and activities will result in a loss of around 75% in the charity’s fundraising income for 2020.

Despite this, Nordoff Robbins are still working to support people and help with social isolation and the charity have developed other forms of therapy through the likes of online music therapy delivery, virtual online choirs plus creating digital resources for people to continue to make music together in their home. Music therapy is a lifeline for the vulnerable people Nordoff Robbins support, especially as they are being more severely impacted by the lockdown in place.

Sandra Schembri, CEO of music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins, said: “Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy has long benefitted from the support of the Scottish music industry through the annual Scottish Music Awards, so we’re grateful they’re continuing to support us during the lockdown. Music is so important to people right now and we hope Stream4Scotland will help in uniting people for a moment through the power of music, as now more than ever people need to feel a sense of community.

Our thanks to all that log on and to some of Scotland’s most exciting musical talent, for helping raise vital funds for us to continue to support some of the most vulnerable and isolated members of our communities through our music therapy.”

You can show your support for Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy by donating directly here.

ViseUp was set up in March 2020 in response to the urgent demand for PPE from key workers at the frontline of the COVID emergency. Although protective equipment is starting to reach those at the epicentre of the crisis, there are still significant numbers of healthcare workers whose PPE needs are not yet being met. As long as the crisis lasts, ViseUp will continue its fundraising efforts, channelling all funds towards materials, production and distribution of visors for NHS and healthcare workers across the country.

David Miller, Director of the Innovation School at Kelvinside who has spearheaded the ViseUp campaign, said: “Medical and care staff are heroes who still find themselves on the front-line of this crisis. While requests come in from across every healthcare sector in Scotland, we will continue doing what we can to help in these unbelievably challenging times.”

It costs £2 to make one visor and ViseUp makes and distributes over 20,000 visors per week. Deliveries are made the length and breadth of Scotland: from Glasgow Royal Infirmary to Ninewell’s Hospital in Dundee, from Bethesda Hospice in Stornoway to our very own Royal Alexandra Hospital.

To show your support for ViseUp and donate here.

ViseUp is a collaboration of businesses, schools and organisations around Scotland: The Innovation School at Kelvinside, SWG3, Loft Office, Badaboom, Clydeside Distillery, Hydro-C, City of Glasgow College, Intelligent Façade Engineering, Glasgow School of Art, NHS Scotland, Rock DCM, Urban Office Architects, Peter Drummond Architects, Larbert High School, Butler Valves and more.

‘Stream4Scotland’ will see an array of Scottish musicians raising money for Nordoff Robbins and ViseUp through ten hours of non-stop entertainment, hosted live by Garry Spence.

From 3 – 6pm, the livestream will see Scotland’s largest music platform TENEMENT TV take the reins as they feature a whole host of breakthrough artists from Aaron Smith, Be Charlotte and Declan Welsh to Honeyblood, Rascalton, The Van T’s, VanIves and more.

TENEMENT TV is Scotland’s largest music platform creating content and hype around music discovery and have curated a line-up of some of the best new talent Scotland has to offer. Featuring surprise collaborations between artists, well-known covers plus brand new material written especially for the Stream4Scotland livestream, fans of great music will be treated to talent from the north peak of Caithness to the sunny Scottish borders.

TENEMENT TV Content Director, Nadine Walker said: “TTV are thrilled to be involved in the Stream4Scotland event. The line up is a brilliant snapshot of the music industry and supporting the brilliant work of Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy plus COVID-19 appeals is really important to the team at TTV. Scotland has an amazing music scene and it was really exciting to bring together this line-up. All the artists are busy creating really exciting surprises for their Stream4Scotland appearances and we’re sure music fans will be blown away with the talent streamed into their homes on 30th May!”

For the ‘Main Event’ from 6-9pm, Garry Spence will host performances, Q&As and chats with huge stars including Twin Atlantic, Dougie MacLean, The Fratellis, Kyle Falconer, The Snuts, Wet Wet Wet and many, many more. Tune in for an interview with Clare Grogan plus an in-depth chat with Dougie MacLean about writing the legendary ‘Caledonia.’

‘Stream4Scotland’ will then provide the perfect Saturday night entertainment for a lockdown weekend, with Sub Club and SWG3’s night-time takeover from 9pm – 1am kicking off with one of the UK’s most legendary house music DJs, Graeme Park.

Viewers can tune into the livestream on Saturday 30th May 3pm – 1am on or Gigs in Scotland Facebook.


By Ricky Kelly

Main writer for Renfrewshire News