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Arcade Fire, Arlo Parks and Hot Chip and more to feature in new La Blogotheque series 'Stay Away'

Far Out can exclusively reveal that French music filmmakers La Blogotheque are set to host ‘Stay Away’ live streams with members of Arcade Fire, Local Natives, Soccer Mommy and Hot Chip.

Given the fact that La Blogotheque are not able to record any of their trademark ‘Take Away’ shows on the streets of Paris amid the coronavirus pandemic, the institution will live stream their renewed series through their Instagram account and have already featured the likes of Kevin Morby and Kelcey from Local Natives.

The shows, which will take place every day at 7pm CEST, 6pm London time, 1pm NY time and 10am LA time, will see a different artist perform a relaxed show as well as take questions from some of the viewers. In a statement provided to Far Out, La Blogotheque said: “We decided to contact all the artists with whom we have become close in order to propose them to play 3 to 4 songs during their confinement. And a lot of them answered the call: Andrew Bird, Jason Lytle, Kevin Morby, Okay Kaya, Hamilton Leithauser, Kelcey from Local Natives.”

Adding: “We are gonna keep this series during the entire lockdown period because we want our entire community and all music lovers to have access to their favourite artists and discover new talents during the confinement period.”

We can also reveal that some of the names set to appear shortly include Richard Reed Parry from Arcade Fire, Soccer Mommy, Son Little, Taylor from Local Natives, Alexis Taylor from Hot Chip, Lido Pimienta, Dana Gavanski, Arlo Parks, M. Ward and Anna B Savage.

The ongoing pandemic of coronavirus disease was first officially identified in December 2019 in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei in China. As of April 1st, more than 860,184 cases of COVID-19 have been officially confirmed but the actual number is thought to be much higher due to substantial under-reporting of cases.

With more than 42,345 people having died from the virus, COVID-19 has now spread into more than 180 other countries—including mainland Europe, South America and many more. Given the exponential growth in cases in countries like Italy, Spain, Germany, France and the UK, the WHO stated that Europe became the epicentre of the pandemic after the strict lockdown in China saw reduced numbers. Now, however, as the virus continues to spread aggressively across The United States—who have more confirmed cases than any other country—the epicentre of coronavirus is expected to be officially changed to North America.

Every artist taking part in the shows has been asked to make a little drawing to announce it, which you can see King Krule collaborator Jerkcub’s below ahead of the London musician’s performance this evening.