Tag: charity

NME Festival blog: Rick Astley wants to release a charity single with Foo Fighters

Their legendary Club NME team-up could return Rick Astley says he’s “well up for” revisiting his recent collaborations with Foo Fighters for a potential charity single. The ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ singer was invited by Dave Grohl to join them onstage at Japan’s Summer Sonic Festival last August, where they played Nirvana’s ‘Smells Like […]

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Festival Insights NEWS: Tess Partners with mental health charity Music Support

UK: Creative event safety specialist Tess has partnered with Music Support, to further enable the mental health charity’s ambitious training program, and further its work with individuals in the UK music industry suffering from mental, emotional and behavioural health issues. Tess director, Simon James, commented: “With three decades working in live events I have too many personal experiences […]

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NME Festival blog: Billie Eilish, Metallica and Coldplay to play 10-hour charity show in 2020

Global Citizen Festival will try to tackle global poverty The likes of Billie Eilish, Metallica and Coldplay are all set to perform at a day of global fundraising concerts across five continents next year. The newly announced Global Citizen Festival will see performances from top talent across the globe in a bid to tackle worldwide poverty. […]

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NME Festival blog: Lewis Capaldi is auctioning a “licked and dunked” pack of Oreos for charity

A good cause but… gross. Lewis Capaldi is auctioning off a packet of Oreos he has “licked and dunked” in the name of charity. In a downright bizarre stunt, the Scottish singer is offering one fan the saliva-drenched biscuits via an auction on eBay. Proceeds will go to the music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins, which was […]

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Festival Insights NEWS: Citizen Ticket introduces new charity initative and organiser features

UK: Blockchain ticketing startup Citizen Ticket has unveiled a host of new features now available on its platform, including the option for organisers to select a charity to which CT will donate 50% of its booking fees, as well as the ability for customers to transfer tickets to friends and family using just an email […]

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NME Festival blog: Big Boi to join Maroon 5 at Super Bowl halftime show as Travis Scott agrees to perform on condition of NFL charity donation

The Adam Levine-fronted band had been reported to be struggling to find collaborators for the big show Big Boi has been confirmed to join Maroon 5 at their upcoming Super Bowl halftime show. The NFL confirmed the line-up for the annual event, including the Outkast rapper and Travis Scott, earlier today (January 13). The Super Bowl LIII will […]

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NME Festival blog: Pete Doherty donates artwork to charity seeking to rehabilitate prisoners

A selection of the Libertines man’s work is on display today (November 23) in Margate Pete Doherty is donating a selection of his artwork to an exhibition and auction which seeks to help rehabilitate prisoners. The Libertines frontman’s work of art is being put on display from today (November 23) until December 15 in a […]

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NME Festival blog: You can buy Beyoncé’s Coachella outfits for charity

The star has teamed up with fashion house Balmain to raise money for a good cause Beyoncé is set to release a capsule collection based on her Coachella clothes in an effort to raise money for charity. The star’s stage outfits for her headline appearances at the Californian festival earlier this year were designed by […]

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NME Festival blog: Frightened Rabbit cancel First Incident festival and ask fans to donate ticket cost to charity

The money will go to the Scottish Association for Mental Health in Scott’s memory Frightened Rabbit have cancelled their First Incident festival in Glasgow following the passing of frontman Scott Hutchison.  The festival was an one day event held on June 1 at Galvanizers Yard in the city with performances from Hookworms, Dama Scout and Be […]

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NME Festival blog: David Bowie fan to donate £5,000 to homeless charity if statue vandal comes forward

A David Bowie super fan has promised to donate £5,000 to a homeless charity if the person who vandalised a statue of the late music icon comes forward. What has been described as the world’s first Bowie statue was unveiled in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire on Sunday (March 25). Bowie is said to have first performed as his […]

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