North East music legends set to play benefit gig for people of Ukraine

Lindisfarne are set to rock the stage in a benefit gig for Ukraine.

Legendary North East folk rock band Lindisfarne are set to perform at a benefit gig to raise funds for Ukraine under the “Newcastle Stands With Ukraine” campaign.

The charitable gig is set to raise funds to support Ukraine with a support aid delivery and help communities who are struggling to access help from mainstream agencies.

Organisers of the event say that the campaign has already completed its first mission into Ukraine delivering much needed supplies and is now fundraising to step up efforts to maximise the amount of aid it can deliver.

Campaign organiser Nick Kemp said: “We have seen an incredible tide of support from the people of the North East who have to date helped raised over £15,000 via our GoFundMe campaign.

“Having Lindisfarne step forward alongside us is a fantastic development and the benefit gig is a great opportunity for people to come together in support of the people of Ukraine whose lives have been completely devastated by the invasion.”

Set to take place on Monday 25 April, Lindisfarne’s Benefit Gig for Ukraine will take place at Wylam Brewery.

All proceeds from ticket sales will go directly to the campaign, and Wylam Brewery is donating the venue and services for free.

Band co-founder Rod Clements said: “From the moment we heard about ‘Newcastle Stands With Ukraine’, we were determined to stand with them in their efforts to bring much-needed support to those who need it most.

“We are privileged to be performing at this benefit gig at Wylam Brewery as part of a very special occasion in April”.