Frank Turner announces live stream to support Music Venue Trust's Red List campaign
- Megan Forsyth
- 24 November 2020
The singer-songwriter will perform live at London's iconic Troubadour venue when lockdown restrictions lift on Thu 3 Dec
On the very day that England exits national lockdown, Frank Turner will perform live from the historic Troubadour in London to raise funds for an important cause. All proceeds raised from the live stream will support the 30 grassroots music venues on Music Venue Trust's Red List which are facing permanent closure. Tickets for the live stream are available now.
The intimate gig presented by Fightback Lager will be streamed live from the Troubadour on Thu 3 Dec at 9pm and will be available to watch again on demand for the following 24 hours. Tickets for a socially distanced audience of just 30 people will be released once new local restrictions are confirmed.
Frank Turner said: 'I've played many of the venues on the Music Venue Trust Red List and can't stand by while they're under threat. It's hard to imagine the risk to underground music and culture if we lose the stages where artists find their voice, develop and grow. I hope performing at The Troubadour on day one of live audiences returning to gigs can capture some of the power of seeing a grassroots music venue performance and highlight what's in danger of being lost.'
Ian WIlliamson at The Troubadour said: 'For over 65 years, the Troubadour has been through it all, while standing its ground as a dedicated grassroots venue, offering a stage to outstanding new talent, whatever the flavour. However, this is without doubt the toughest storm it's faced, and without the superhuman effort and support of the Music Venue Trust, we probably wouldn't even be having this conversation! We are incredibly excited to welcome Frank and his fans into our humble abode and make music live again!'
Proceeds from the show will be distributed across the 30 grassroots music venues on the Music Venue Trust's Red List which are in imminent danger of closing due to the COVID-19 crisis.
Tickets for the Frank Turner live stream on Thu 3 Dec are available now for £7.95.