Bedstock — an online music festival created to benefit the Children’s Cancer Association and the MyMusicRx program, which brings music to children in hospitals — has returned for its fifth year. Running for a week (from Nov. 27 to Dec. 4), musicians play songs from beds to display unity with hospitalized children. The 2018 performers include “Weird Al” Yankovic, Ty Segall, Ben Gibbard, Tune-Yards, Jeff Tweedy and more.
Yankovic performed his ’87 James Taylor-style psychopath parody, “Good Old Days,” while his band backed him with bongos, guitar and bass. A fluffy pink and white unicorn chilled behind them. Ty Segall also played alongside a stuffed animal (his teddy bear, which he’s originally named “Teddy”). He played the organic rock jam, “Break A Guitar” from under a blanket he’s had since he was a kid.
Death Cab for Cutie frontman Gibbard went for the slower, more reflective “Your Hurricane” ballad from the “air mattress stage” while Tune-Yards (also known as Merrill Garbus) later chimed along to the plucky Ukulele jam “News” at the same location. From the end of his mattress, Wilco’s Tweedy strummed his guitar to the food love story, “Pecan Pie.”
Other notable performances include Nicholas Petricca of Walk The Moon singing “Shut Up and Dance” a capella, Gnash jamming to “Nobody’s Home,” Elle King and Cameron Neal rocking “Chained” and Hozier tackling “Like Real People Do.”
View some of the best performances below. Check out even more and donate at bedstock.com.