Members of the European Metal Festival Alliance (EMFA), have today launched a new ‘Metal United’ t-shirt, with all proceeds going to a recognised relief charity to aid Ukrainian people most in need in their current crisis.
The festivals taking part in this fundraiser - Alcatraz Hard Rock & Metal Festival, Belgium; Art Mania Festival, Romania; Bloodstock Open Air, Great Britain; Brutal Assault, Czech Republic; Dynamo Metal Fest, Holland; Inferno Metal Festival, Norway; Into The Grave, Holland; Leyendas Del Rock, Spain; Midgardsblot, Norway; Motocultor Festival, France; Party.San Metal Open Air, Germany; Resurrection Fest, Spain; and Summer Breeze Open Air, Germany - are all united against war and oppression, and welcome all people, no matter what country they are from, or what race or religion they are. The festivals want to make plain that they are not for Ukrainians and against Russians; that they wish most of all to just help people who are in need in these troubling times.
The t-shirt is available in a wide range of sizes at https://www.sbtix.de/produkte/45549-charity-shirt-for-ukraine for 16,66 Euro, with proceeds going to Music Saves UA. It can be pre-ordered until March 20th, with shipping beginning at the start of April.
Vlad Yaremchuk, Booker of Atlas Weekend Festival, co-initiators of Music Saves UA, states:
“We are the All-Ukrainian Association of Music Events, in peacetime we are the largest association of representatives of the music industry of our country.
Now, normal life in Ukraine has completely stopped. So, we are using all our resources and people to provide humanitarian help to our people who need it the most right now. Our team works 24/7 to help as many victims of this cruel war as possible.
Humanitarian help centre has already been deployed on the premises of the Atlas venue in Kyiv. We are also working on setting up refugee assistance centres on the borders with Europe to facilitate a safe and robust infrastructure for hundreds of thousands of civilians fleeing the country. Our entire team is currently located in multiple cities of Ukraine, and we are in close contact with volunteers, Ukrainian military, and humanitarian groups so we are aware of the current urgent needs on the ground and are ready to provide immediate help where it is most needed at this very moment.
Therefore, we need financial assistance urgently. For this we have organized a project aimed at raising funds for the humanitarian needs of the civilians in Ukraine. We encourage you to not remain indifferent and to help Ukrainian families to survive this difficult time.”
Adam Gregory from Bloodstock Festival on behalf of EMFA comments:
“We all find ourselves shocked at recent events and wish to do all we can to aid in such harrowing times. All proceeds from the t-shirt will be going to support those in need and our thoughts are with everyone affected by war or oppression.”
Chart topping pop trio, Years & Years, are to headline a one-off acoustic gig at Islington's Union Chapel on Monday 12 December at 7pm, in aid of housing and homelessness charity Shelter.
The show will see Years & Years take to the stage with a stripped back performance, to raise funds for the charity's urgent appeal to help all those fighting bad housing and homelessness this Christmas. They will be supported by some very special guests, and the night will feature one-off collaborations.
Frontman, Olly Alexander, said: "We're linking up with Shelter for the first time and putting on a cute intimate performance to help mark their 50th anniversary :) We're hoping our fans will come see us and show support for Shelter's amazing work. It's going to be a special night.
"No child should have to face homelessness at any time, let alone Christmas. As a band, we're well aware of the incredible work that Shelter does, and we're very, very happy to be able to do our part to help them make sure no-one is left to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own."
Tickets for the performance, priced at £30, are available via ballot. To enter the ballot, visit the website – www.shelter.org.uk/yearsandyears the ballot closes at12pm on 1st December and successful applicants will be notified from 2nd December. All of the money raised will go directly to Shelter.
50 years since the charity was first founded, sadly over 120,000 children will wake up homeless and living in temporary accommodation this Christmas morning – the highest number since 2007.
The charity's advisers work tirelessly every day of the year – including Christmas Day – to support families across the country battling to keep a roof over their heads.
Campbell Robb, Shelter's chief executive said: "This is a fantastic way to help Shelter this Christmas, and enjoy an exclusive performance from Years and Years – who we're thrilled to have supporting us for the first time. News of the devastating rise in homeless children will bring heartache to millions of people across Britain. But the sad fact is, fifty years since Shelter was founded, too many families still need our help.
Every penny raised from this very special acoustic gig will help Shelter to continue to be there for the thousands of families facing homelessness this Christmas."
To support Shelter's urgent Christmas appeal please visit www.shelter.org.uk or text SHELTER to 70555 to donate £3.
Tim Commerford's new politically-charged punk rock trio Wakrat (pronounced wôk•rat) will make their UK live debut on Tuesday, July 26th in a one-night-only appearance at The Black Heart in Camden with all proceeds from the gig going towards the homeless charity Shelter.
Notorious for his infamous bass lines in Rage Against The Machine, Commerford fronts Wakrat on vocals and bass over a tight mix of punchy, rhythmic and dynamic punk rock, fuelled by political dissent, social commentary and an undiminished subversion and questioning of authority.
Commerford said: "We are gearing up to be on the offensive. Our mission is to attack modern music and smash the grid. Unapologetic, unrelenting, unbridled and uncensored. Understood?"
In 2010, Rage Against The Machine donated all the proceeds from the Christmas #1 single to Shelter after Jon and Tracy Morter's Facebook campaign launched "Killing in the Name" to the #1 spot - toppling Simon Cowell and the X-Factor monopoly. Wakrat will open the 27-date #MakeAmericaRageAgain tour with Tim's other band, Prophets Of Rage, later this summer, meaning that Commerford will be pulling double duty. Prophets Of Rage have also promised to gatecrash the Republican Party Convention on July 19th to protest at Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump. Wakrat, signed to UK-based Earache Records, will release their debut album on November 8th to coincide with the US election.
Tickets for the gig on Tuesday, July 26th at The Black Heart in Camden are priced at £10 and will go on sale tomorrow (Tuesday, July 12th) at 10am from https://dice.fm/event/wakrat-26th-jul-the-black-heart-london-tickets
Pierce The Veil are pleased to announce the supports for their headline tour this Winter. Letlive and Creeper will join them on the EU, UK & Ireland dates in support of their huge new album 'Misadventures' which charted at Number 4 in the US billboard charts as well as top 20 placings in the UK, Mexico, Australia & Canada.
The band have also launched a charity auction in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust. Fans of the band can get their hands on a unique piece of memorabilia and raise vital funds for young people with cancer. The guitar, an Epiphone Les Paul Special II, was recently thrown from a cliff in San Diego on the set of the band’s current Rock Sound cover shoot. The remains have been signed by the band and donated to Teenage Cancer Trust. The auction is running until 7pm on Sunday 12 June with all proceeds from the winning bid directly supporting young people with cancer in the UK. Visit the
Teenage Cancer Trust eBay page to place your bid here:
Piece the Veil frontman, Vic Fuentes said:
“I've always wanted to throw a guitar off of a cliff, so why not do it for a great cause like the Teenage Cancer Trust?! This is something that means a lot to me personally and we are very proud to announce this fun collaboration with them. We hope that this auction helps spread awareness and
love to those who truly need it.”
Pierce The Veil headline UK & Ireland tour dates below:
Friday 25th November Great Hall, Cardiff
Saturday 26th November O2 Academy, Birmingham
Sunday 27th November O2 Brixton Academy, London
Tuesday 29th November Rock City, Nottingham
Wednesday 30th November O2 Academy, Newcastle
Thursday 1st December Barrowlands, Glasgow
Friday 2nd December Academy 1, Manchester
Sunday 4th December Mandela Hall, Belfast
Monday 5th December Academy, Dublin
Tuesday 6th December Academy, Dublin
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Aonia are pleased to announce that they will be supporting Gone Til Winter at this year's Valkyrian Festival
Weekend tickets still available at £5 from http://valkyrianmusic.bigcartel.com/
Valkyrian Festival is located in the East riding of Yorkshire and is an annual charity all-day music event organized and hosted by ValkyrianMusic.com
Originally held at The Ringside, Hull in 2011, the Valkyrian Festival now takes place at Shades Nightclub in Bridlington. For all enquires, e-mail the team at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Readers can view the promotional video above, below is the breakdown of the festival, words by Trash Monroe drummer David Pankhurst:
An all day event of music and family fun
"This will be the first time in many years, that I have put together an event like this. It has come about due to my son Daniel and fellow guitarist of TRASH MONROE's stepdaughter Evie having autism.
The initial idea was to raise money for charity, but I also want to raise enough money to get an IPAD for both children to help them with their educational use in school."
BAND TIMES AND RUNNING ORDER
12:00-12:30 DOOKIE (Green Day tribute)
13:30-14:00 ATARAXIS VIBRATION
14:15-14:45 BOW FLATS
14:45-15:15 STANFORD WARRIORS JU JITSU DEMONSTRATION
15:30-16:10 MINERVA FALLS
16:25-16:55 THE LONG RUN
17:10-17:40 NINE DAY DECLINE
18:40-19:10 STRATUS ROCKS
20:10-20:50 ETHEREAL FIRE
21:05-22:00 TRASH MONROE
15 MINUTE CHANGE OVER BETWEEN BANDS.
Bar shuts at Midnight!
Lets make this a great day for everyone involved!
Keelies Face Painitng and body art
G & H Jewellery Designs
MEGA INFLATABLES (bouncy castles)
Carley's Candy Cones (sweet stall)
BELOW IS A LITTLE BIT OF INFO ABOUT AUTISM...
Autism is something that affects thousand's of families on a daily basis, more than you realize. The official name is autism spectrum disorders. Why? Because doctors include autism in a group of problems that kids can have, including Asperger syndrome and others. These problems happen when the brain develops differently and has trouble with an important job: making sense of the world.
Every day, our brains interpret (understand) the things we see, smell, hear, taste, touch, and experience. But when someone's brain has trouble interpreting these things, it can make it hard to talk, listen, understand, play, and learn.
A kid with an autism spectrum disorder might:
Imagine trying to understand what your teacher is saying if you didn't know what her words really mean. It is even more frustrating if a kid can't come up with the right words to express his or her own thoughts, or tell a parent what he or she needs or wants. Sometimes this can make a kid very upset and frustrated.
My little Dan has a love for music, so what better way than a load of live bands?
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