The Edgetival

The Edgetival
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On 4th August 2020 we successfully raised £510 with 34 supporters in 14 days

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Started on 21st July 2020 London, England, United Kingdom

The Edge are raising money for Music Venue Trust, a charity dedicated to protecting, improving and saving Grassroots Music Venues across the UK. Due to the pandemic the live industry has been hit immensely with famous venues such as Gorilla and The Deaf Institute in Manchester almost closing down due to financial difficulty. This has been the case for many iconic venues. 

Venues such as The Joiners, The 100 Club, Tunbridge Wells Forum, etc, have played a crucial role in the development of music over the years by helping promote the careers of local talent whilst also providing artists a platform to get their message heard through music and performance. British popular culture is purely based upon music and is an element we cannot lose; music celebrates diversity and brings people together – something we need in the current climate.

Recently Music Venue Trust launched the #SaveOurVenues campaign which so far has raised over £1.5 million in donations. This funding has taken 140 grassroots music venues off the ‘critical’ list. But the work isn’t over yet there are still over 500 venues still at financial risk and by throwing this festival we hope to raise the importance of our venues by showcasing local talent and the venues that have lifted their careers.

The Edgetival is a free festival taking place on 14th and 15th August, however if you would like to donate to #SaveOurVenues then please feel free to. All proceeds will directly go to Music Venue Trust.

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Jason King commented

The Slack 5 rule. Save our venues.

19th August 2020 at 5:47pm
Jason King pledged £10 + an est. £2.50 in Gift Aid
19th August 2020 at 5:46pm
Tom Holmes pledged £5
16th August 2020 at 10:05pm
Janie commented

Thanks for the music - great variety, enjoyed the event.

16th August 2020 at 9:05pm
Janie pledged £15 + an est. £3.75 in Gift Aid
16th August 2020 at 9:04pm
Sarah Holmes commented

Such a good selection of music this weekend. Sending good vibes to any struggling venues and artists ❤️🎶

16th August 2020 at 7:09pm
Sarah Holmes pledged £20 + an est. £5.00 in Gift Aid
16th August 2020 at 7:07pm
Sarah Holmes has also backed 2 other projects
Anonymous pledged £5

16th August 2020 at 7:06pm

Corina Broadhead commented

Excellent idea, thoroughly enjoyed watching! Thank you.

16th August 2020 at 6:59pm
Corina Broadhead pledged £10
16th August 2020 at 6:58pm
Corina Broadhead has also backed 2 other projects
Rich Davies pledged £20 + an est. £5.00 in Gift Aid
16th August 2020 at 11:24am
Rich Davies has also backed 1 other project
Anonymous pledged £10

16th August 2020 at 9:29am

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