Zand and former Labour chief Jeremy Corbyn have introduced particulars of a present at Sheffield’s Leadmill venue, in a bid to help grassroots venues.
The upcoming gig is held as a part of the Music For The Many marketing campaign and will probably be positioned on the historic Leadmill venue in Sheffield on Saturday, August 19.
Based on the announcement on Fb, Zand – who emerged onto the scene with their ‘Ugly Pop’ EP – is ready to carry out on the stay gig, whereas the previous chief of the Labour Get together “will be in attendance to introduce the evening and highlight the importance and plight of grassroots music venues”.
An iconic venue within the South Yorkshire metropolis, Leadmill opened in 1980 and has since hosted exhibits from legendary artists together with Arctic Monkeys, Kings Of Leon and The Killers. Nevertheless, the way forward for the venue got here below risk, after the house owners of the constructing have been issued an eviction discover.
Following the announcement, numerous campaigns have been launched in a bid to save lots of the historic spot, and help got here from the likes of Jarvis Cocker, in addition to Arctic Monkeys and Carry Me The Horizon frontman Oli Sykes.
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Now, the upcoming gig with Zand and Corbyn follows information of the brand new ‘Battle For The Soul Of Sheffield’ initiative which launched final week, preventing in opposition to the eviction.
Saying the occasion, Corbyn stated (through The Corbyn Challenge): “Exciting new artists like ZAND are just part of the reason the government must do more to protect venues like The Leadmill. Without them, wonderful talents like ZAND will not be able to develop their craft and build up support to advance their careers.”
He continued, including: “This campaign has gone from strength to strength since its launch, bringing together communities who are passionate about music and the arts to defend these vital spaces – and will continue to do so until the long-term, sustainable futures of grassroots music venues are secured.”
He additionally took to his Twitter (X) page to advertise the upcoming present, describing it as a solution to “fight back” in opposition to “government underfunding and greedy landlords”.
Zand additionally agreed, re-sharing the replace and writing: “[This is] the ultimate crossover. come thru Sheffield!!!!!” Tickets can be found now and could be discovered right here.
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This isn’t the primary time that Corbyn has spoken out in opposition to the deliberate adjustments put in for the Sheffield venue. Again in Could 2022, he joined a marketing campaign to save lots of the venue, and shared a video filmed inside the placement, origin individuals to save lots of the “fantastic music venue”.
“I’m here in The Leadmill in Sheffield, founded in [the] 1980s. Fantastic music venue. Fantastic place for poetry… entertainment, education, activation, everything,” he stated on the time. “Giving individuals a spot to fulfill, a spot to return collectively in a implausible musical occasion and environment.
“And it’s now threatened with closure next year. But none of us want it closed. So, sign the petition. Get behind it, get yourself active and save The Leadmill!”
The video was shared by The Peace & Justice Challenge, which calls for a long-term and sustainable future for the UK’s grassroots music venues. The marketing campaign additionally asks supporters to jot down to their native MP to cease the eviction plans.
— Peace & Justice Challenge (@corbyn_project) May 17, 2022
“Many grassroots music venues and theatres around the country are at risk of closure. Without these absolutely invaluable community assets, millions of people would be deprived of the opportunity to experience live music and theatre, as well as creative spaces to nurture talent,” an outline on the positioning reads.
“Last year, 22 million people saw live music at grassroots music venues and brought £500m into the UK economy. However, operating costs ran at over £499m, leaving a profit margin of only 0.2%.” Discover out extra concerning the marketing campaign right here.