Bedstock 2016: Tegan and Sara Discuss Cancer-Fighting Virtual Fest, Premiere Acoustic ‘Closer’ Video

Billboard

For the third consecutive holiday season, the on-demand, virtual music festival Bedstock will rally for hospitalized children with a full palette of performances. Panic! at the Disco, Norah Jones, Alessia Cara and Tegan and Sara are among those serenading us from their very own beds; the latter shared its Bedstock 2016 video with Billboard and chatted about this unique charitable endeavor.

“The idea is so simple, to perform from bed for those who can’t leave theirs,” Sara Quin tells Billboard. Bedstock kicked off in 2014, with a genre-hopping array of artists teaming up with MyMusicRx to raise funds and awareness towards the over ten million U.S. kids fighting life-threatening illnesses. It always runs the Tuesday after Thanksgiving — aka “Giving Tuesday” — giving fans a great way to offset the consumption of “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday” and, if you’re like Tegan and Sara, pay it forward. “It truly touched us to consider what it might be like for those kids to have an opportunity to see a massive number of musicians perform for their them in an intimate setting.”

Read the full interview here!

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