SOME of the North East’s biggest punk bands are set to take to the stage for a one-off concert to raise funds for sick children in the region.
On 25 August, street band Crashed Out will headline Punk Rock n Raise at Head of Steam’s Think Tank Underground, Newcastle, in aid of the Graham Wylie Foundation.
Crashed Out, who recently played the Mighty Sounds festival, in the Czech Republic, will be joined by local punk bands Force Fed Lies and Zombiehater at the concert, which is a spin-off of the Foundation’s Rock n Raise campaign.
The campaign, which also has the backing of big name mainstream bands such as Kaiser Chiefs, aims to raise funds, through music events, for a new music therapy centre.
When complete the centre, at the former matron’s lodge at Newcastle’s Fleming Hospital, will use music therapy to help young people and teenagers from across the region.
The event has been organised by SSD Concerts and Crate Digger Records, whose co-founder Alex Fagan said: “Not only are some of the region’s best-known punk bands performing under one roof, but the concert will be followed by popular clubnight Stay Gold, who will take the evening into the early hours with pop-punk classics.
“This is a great example of all elements of the music community coming together to raise money for a good cause and it promises to be a brilliant night.”
And Crashed Out guitarist, Lee Wright, said: “as a proud punk band from the North East we can’t think of a better cause to support.”
The Graham Wylie Foundation was set up in 2016 by entrepreneur and founder of Sage, Graham Wylie.
It is one of just a handful of charities in the world which gives 100 per cent of its donations directly to good causes, with Mr Wylie himself meeting all administration and staff costs.
Tickets cost £7 on the door or £6 if bought in advance via http://bit.ly/2tYZhGJ.
For further information on the Graham Wylie Foundation visit http://grahamwyliefoundation.org.uk/.