Scotland's arts community rally to raise money for the Clutha Appeal Fund
A series of music and comedy gigs are taking place to raise funds in the wake of the helicopter crash
Following the devastating helicopter crash at The Clutha in Glasgow, the arts community in Scotland has been rallying around to organise events and benefit nights, with proceeds going to the Clutha Appeal Fund.
Glasgow Stands Up for The Clutha (Sun 22 Dec) at the 02 Academy is the largest of the benefit shows to be announced so far, with an array of Glasgow’s biggest comedians joining forces, in aid of the Lord Provost’s Clutha appeal fund. Names already announced for the event include Des Clarke, Bruce Morton, Gary Little, Mark Nelson, Janey Godley, Scott Agnew and River City’s Tom Urie. Organisers have also promised two guest stars simply being punted as ‘very famous Glasgow funny men’, just to keep us guessing.
On Sun 29 Dec, Rock for the Clutha will gather together the talents of The Shiverin' Sheiks, Them Beatles, Sparrahawk, The Underground Jam and The Black Triangles at Glasgow's O2 ABC. In the New Year, look out for The Clutha Benefit Weekend (Fri 3–Sun 5 Jan), which includes a benefit night at The Classic Grand (Fri 3 Jan) and features performances from Backwater, Soul Remover, The Puzzlers and We Were Kings, with more acts and venues set to be announced for the weekend.
On the outskirts of Glasgow, Ayrshire Rocks for The Clutha (Sat 4 Jan) will be held at the Bellfield Inn in Kilmarnock with an all-day event planned to raise funds, while Folk for the Clutha (Fri 10 Jan) at St Andrews in the Square in Glasgow will find a clutch of members from the folk community unite, including Bill Adair, Steven Clark, Tom Fairnie, Haggerdash, Arthur Johnstone, Adam McCulloch, Lori McTear, Rudegin, Mick West and many more. It’s an unticketed event with those attending asked to make a donation on the door. In early 2014 a Clutha Benefit at Barrowlands has also been announced with a date and line-up tbc, though rumour suggests 15 Feb is looking a likely contender.
This is not a comprehensive list of events, and is compiled by information available at time of publication and is subject to change. For more detailed line-up and ticketing information, keep an eye on our listings.