IDLES bassist Adam ‘Dev’ Devonshire has organised an online even in aid of an incredible cause. The live stream event will raise money in aid of the Gig Buddies charity and feature live music, stand-up comedy and an online raffle.
Gig Buddies matches adults with learning disabilities with a volunteer who shares the same interests, allowing them to attend gigs and events together confidently. Live events have a truly magical atmosphere that no one should miss out on, so an event and charity like this is priceless.
Dev had the following to say about the cause: “After witnessing first hand what vital and wonderful work Gig Buddies do, It has been an honour and a privilege for me to be working with them and to help raise awareness of the wonderful service that they provide. Music and live events provide us all with so much happiness and catharsis, everyone deserves to have that joy in their lives. As we’re all hopefully getting back to a place where live events will be happening again, now is a great time to raise awareness for the charity.”
Happening on Sunday 20th June, 6-11pm, the event will be live streamed from The Exchange in Bristol. Tickets are available now for a suggested donation of just £5, with the additional option of entering the raffle, which will feature prizes from acts such as The National, Sharon Van Etten, Mogwai, Slowdive and BEAK> and artwork from the likes of Bristol artist Sickboy, The Maccabees’ Orlando Weeks and Bristolian gig legend Big Jeff.
Dev further adds: “The Cardiff chapter of Gig Buddies has recently expanded into North Wales and have rebranded as Gig Buddies Cymru and are now looking for a number of new volunteers and extra funding to help with this. Hopefully we can raise enough to provide them with what they need and then, fingers crossed, we’ll be able to also raise enough to then start a Bristol chapter of Gig Buddies. But that’s not ignoring the other chapters in rest of the country, of course.”
If the idea of supporting Gig Buddies Cymru catches your interest you can head here and find out more!
Tickets for the event can be purchased here.