North East UK news Sunderland's top bands to perform benefit gig for city's foodbank MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - The Lake Poets, the Futureheads' Barry Hyde and Vandebilt are among the acts taking part in the event on Thursday
Breaking News ! Some of Sunderland's best-loved bands are set to stage a virtual fundraiser to help the city's foodbanks. Organised by Independent and producers Motorhouse the live-streamed event will take place on Thursday. The lineup includes the Futureheads' Barry Hyde, The Lake Poets and Vandebilt as well as Bigfatbig, Noyou and stars from the city's young musicians project. Organiser Jordan Miller, joint owner of Motorhouse and the songwriter with Vandebilt, explained: "This year has been tough for everyone, especially those in the arts. "With venues being closed for the past seven months, people can't attend shows and hear what tremendous music we are producing here on Wearside; that's why we're hosting a one-off celebration of Sunderland's thriving music scene. "We want to bring the ultimate gig direct to people's homes so they can experience energetic live bands such as Vandebilt, Bigfatbig and Noyou.
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Jordan continued: "When the pandemic ends we will continue the development of excellent music coming out of Sunderland." Jack Wade, Motorhouse co-owner, added: "While raising awareness of the musicians and industry personnel involved, another aim of this festival is to raise funds for Sunderland Foodbank, a charity that provides the necessities to people who need them most."
The festival, which is free and runs from 6pm to 10pm on Thursday can be accessed via Independent’s Facebook page. There will be a link live on the night for anyone who wishes to donate to Sunderland Foodbank.
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