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Live in your living room: a week of great music with GlastonBeoley

Ross Crawford 24th Jul, 2020 Updated: 27th Jul, 2020

A WEEK of fabulous music from local bands is in the pipeline – courtesy of the team at GlastonBeoley.

Fresh from donating £2,200 to good causes – money raised from their GlastonBeoley Lockdown Festival beamed out on Facebook – comes a seven day livestream of of acts starting this Monday, July 27 at 8pm.

“We are really excited about this and we hope people will switch on and join us,” said GlastonBeoley director Debbie Joynes.

“The aim to give everyone a chance to play because we’ve all been itching to get back on stage, and hopefully we can raise a bit more cash for good causes too.

“Everything we make will be given to charity as they’ve all had a dreadful year because of Covid-19.”

The beneficiaries this year are Redditch Nightstop, Noah’s Star, Redditch Baby Bank, and Special Olympics Redditch who all received £550.

“We raised £1,100 from the lockdown festival and then we doubled that from our pot to make it £2,200,” said Debbie.

“It’s been brilliant. People have been really generous and of course we’ll keep things going with our quizzes and whatnot.”

Also coming up is a live acoustic event in August where people will be able to socially distance and enjoy music under the giant GlastonBeoley gazebo.

“It means that, whatever the weather, people will still be outside and able to enjoy four or five acts. We’re also hoping to get a drinks licence too,” said Debbie.

The livestream gigs run from Monday, July 27 to Sunday, August 2, from 8pm to 9pm and kick off with Rich Evans from Wolverhampton.

“He calls himself ‘the man who ruins your favourite tunes’ but he is utterly fabulous and makes his own instruments too,” said Debbie.

The rest of the line-up is: Tuesday – Smokin’ Ashes, Wednesday – Lampshade, Thursday – Hatstand, Friday – The Tangents, Saturday – Take Cover, Sunday – Pale Rider.

Visit GlastonBeoley on Facebook to join them.

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