Depeche Mode are raising money for stage crew charity Stagehand’s #ILoveLive campaign, which is providing financial help for all UK stage crew who are in the greatest need. Stage crew seem to be the forgotten ones in the current pandemic. They’re the unsung heroes of the live entertainment world. Without them shows just couldn’t happen.
The impact of Covid-19 has been devastating for the whole music industry but particularly for the stage techs, sound engineers, guitar techs, keyboard techs, drum techs, stage managers, production managers, tour managers and other live support personnel who make shows possible.
With no shows since March, crew’s income has been slashed with many finding that they are ineligible for any kind of government financial aid. Many are in desperate need and most are sitting with mental health issues.
Let’s help raise some money to support them this winter. It could literally save lives.
The Prize Draw
Depeche Mode has donated a signed Arturia MiniBrute Analog Synthesizer and original gold record commemorating gold album certification of Depeche Mode’s ‘Violator’ to this prize draw fundraising campaign.
To be in with a chance of winning the signed synthesizer and gold recordwe are holding a prize draw with each entry costing £5. You can enter multiple times.
Entries can be purchased between Monday 14th December and Monday 21st December. The winner will be announced on Wednesday 23rd December.
What’s the Prize?
“It takes an unbelievable number of exceptionally dedicated and professional individuals working behind the scenes to make every show happen. The UK live music industry alone supports over 200,000 jobs and thousands of different companies and business types, and this entire ecosystem needs urgent support.
Please join us in supporting the stage crew who make the magic of live events possible”.
The synthesizer is an Arturia MiniBrute Analog Synthesizer signed by Depeche Mode.
The award is an original gold record presented to Dave Gahan in 1990, commemorating gold album certification of Depeche Mode’s ‘Violator’ in Switzerland.
To enter, head here