Glam Rock ‘n’ Raise brings 70s charity night to North Shields with celebrity guest

A glam rock charity night featuring ABBA Spectacular and Meatloaf vocalist Lorraine Crosby is set to raise money for three separate charities

The sounds of the 1970s are set to rock North Shields in a one-night-only event to raise money for local charities.

Attendees of the Glam Rock ‘n’ Raise can expect a night filled with classic 70s sounds including live music and DJ sets.

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Among the mix are Meatloaf vocalist Lorraine Crosby, who duetted with the late singer on his hit track I’d Do Anything for Love as well as ABBA Spectacular.

Meat Loaf performing at Wembley Arena, London on May 23, 2007 during his Three Bats Tour. (Photo by Howard Denner/Avalon/Getty Images)

Vinyl technician Vincent Vibrator and DJ Trevor Lazaro are also on hand to bring the 70s glam to North Shields.

Special guests are also planned for the night, with former children’s TV presenter and Greatest Hits Radio host Andy Crane compering the event.

The event marks its fifth year collecting money for charities that support young people and children in the North East.

All performers and organisers waive their fees and money raised through ticket sales will go to Newcastle’s Nordoff Robbins music therapy centre, the Sir Graham Wylie Foundation and Teenage Cancer Trust.

Rock ‘n’ Raise was put on hold during the pandemic and Sir Graham Wylie has said the return of the event was “a wonderful sign that things are back to normal.”

Sir Wylie continued: “The people of the North East have always been incredibly supportive of the event because they know that the money raised stays in the region to help children and young people who need it most,” he said.

“This promises to be a fantastic night, with great music, a real party vibe and the chance to have a great time while raising money for those who need it.”

Glam Rock ‘n’ Raise is set to take place Saturday 18 June at Salt Market Social, North Shields.

Tickets cost £20 and can be purchased from the Glam Rock ‘n’ Raise website.