Following a hugely successful one-off streamed gig featuring arena headlining,
Platinum-selling, multi-award-winning Frank Turner and a nostalgic line-up of
independent artists last week LIVE from The Clapham Grand stage to help
#SaveTheGrand, the dream team behind the venue are hosting a huge finale 12-hour dance party!
The live-stream on Thursday raised over £20,000 helping towards its goal to raise
funds to help save it from never re-opening again.
This Thursday fans can join in the finale live stream, watch, sing, dance and donate to support the venue.
The event is free to join but all donations, no matter how big or small, can be made
here. Fans will be able to join the dance-along, competitions and games on ZOOM
through the link that will be shared when tickets are booked.
Last week’s success: Alongside Frank Turner there was a very special guest performance by world-famous singer songwriter Billy Bragg joining for a few songs and conversation via satellite link-up. Festival favourite Beans on Toast, joined Turner onstage and fans enjoyed performances from London’s 00’s Indie Stars The Holloways, SixNationState & Tom Frog.
This very special gig, was streamed for free on Facebook, YouTube and Twitch, whilst Front Row Tickets’ were available in advance allowing via The Venue’s Crowdfunder allowing old friends, family & fans to interact & connect with each other for the first time since lockdown via an exclusive Zoom Room.
All proceeds from Grand Aid are going towards enabling The Clapham Grand to reopen after it’s enforced Covid-19 closure. With £50k a month rent still being charged, no income and no opening date, one of London’s oldest and biggest Independent Venue’s is dangerously close to closing forever.
Frank Turner’s love & support of independent venue’s is incredible, with this being his 13th show to support them during the Covid-19 period & is making his debut on our stage.
The Grand’s Manager Ally Wolf comments: “Grand Aid last week was incredible. I’d like to thank everyone that performed, organised and helped make it happen, but most of all I’d like to thank everyone that donated and showed their love and support. We raised an incredible £20k which is going to go a very long way to securing our future. This isn’t just about The Grand, though, there are thousands of other independent venues across the UK and the world, and networks of promoters, performers, staff and freelancers which all work together, and they all need everyone’s support right now. If you’ve had an amazing time in a venue of any kind in the past, look them up, see if they need help, if you can donate, if you can’t don’t worry, drop them words of support and let them know how much you value what they do. It will really help.”