Win Merch From Radiohead, Florence and The Machine and More in Gig Buddies Charity Raffle
Bands like Radiohead, The National, Florence and The Machine, Young Fathers and more are donating artwork, rare and signed merchandise as well as tickets to upcoming live shows as part of a raffle for Gig Buddies.
The UK-based volunteering organization enables people with learning and/or developmental disabilities to be more involved in their community and local culture. Gig Buddies largely focuses on live concerts, pairing up individuals with disabilities with their peers and neurotypical volunteers to encourage community building through a shared passion for music.
According to their website, Buddies meet “once a month to plan what you’ll do together, and once a month to go to a gig, concert, club night or another cultural event.” (Inspired to bring Gig Buddies stateside? Learn more here.)
Thanks to Gig Buddies’ charity raffle, fans across the world may win something pretty sweet by donating to this organization.
Radiohead, for example, is donating a test pressing of their Kid A album. The celebrated 2000 release is lauded as masterpiece in their legendary discography.
In addition, Florence and The Machine is contributing a signed book and record, Slowdive is donating a guitar pedal used by the band and Sharon Van Etten is throwing in a handful of prizes that include signed albums, T-shirts, a clock and bottle opener. Bristol Exchange venue and Cross Culture booking are donating several pairs of tickets to their shows and Fender is donating a Stratocaster signed by all artists involved.
As if the prizes weren’t enough, IDLES bassist Adam ‘Dev’ Devonshire has organized a virtual concert benefiting Gig Buddies on June 20. There is a suggested donation price of £5 (about $7) Performances include mclusky, Katy J Pearson, Willie J Healey, TV Priest, Fenne Lily, Dogeyed and Wilderman, with stand-up comedy from Stewart Lee, Seann Walsh and Josh Weller.
An easy-to-read full listing of of prizes and bands can be found here, courtesy of Learning Disabilities Wales and tickets for the concert and raffle are available here.
Radiohead – Kid A test pressing
Fender Squire Stratocaster signed by all Gig Buddies live stream performers
IDLES – signed Ultra Mono test pressing + artwork
Slowdive – guitar pedal used by Slowdive
Mogwai – signed Bardo split, Rave Tapes boxed set + As The Love Continues boxed set
Frank Turner – signed ‘Be More Kind’ test pressing
Florence and The Machine – signed book + record
The National – signed photobook + accompanying record
Fontaines DC – signed inlay photo
The Staves – signed record
The Lovely Eggs – signed ‘I Am Moron’ record + CD
Young Knives – orginal canvas by House Of Lords + signed record
Sports Team – tee shirt x2
Iain Sellar – Free tattoo + artwork print
Laura Marling – signed inlay photo
Metz – signed vinyl bundle
Orlando Weeks – Original one off artwork
Big Jeff – Print
Lee Kiernan (IDLES) – Print
Sickboy – original artwork on IDLES gig posters
Exchange – Five 2x ticket bundles to any following show:
Ritual Union 03/26/22
either Katy J Pearson show at The Louisiana 08/25/21 or 08/26/21
IDLES at Cardiff Arena
2x tickets to the sold out Paul Weller at Bath Forum show 11/17/21
BEAK> – Signed merch bundle
JOHN – God Speed in The National Limit record + signed tour poster
Traams – signed Grin record + test pressing of 4 Songs
TV Priest – Signed Uppers record
Environmental Studies Bundle ft. Julian Cope, John Paul + more
Melvins – Limited edition signed screenprint
Friendly Records – £30 store voucher + tee
Life – Signed merch bundle
Billy Nomates – Signed s/t RSD vinyl
Supergrass – Strange Ones boxed set
Mclusky signed setlists from Gig Buddies show
2x tickets to Ceremony Festival at Bedford Esquires
Fender telecaster guitar
Sharon Van Etten – signed merch bundle
Thee Oh Sees – 2x packs of 4x signed records
Young Fathers – limited edition blue vinyl of cocoa sugar + tote bag
Declen Mckenna – 2x tickets to Brixton show 09/18/21
Klämp – Signed record + 5 t-shirts