Light Hustle – a marvellous collab between the Circle of Light and Hockley Hustle – was gonna take place on Saturday 4 April as part of the Youth Music Give a Gig Week initiative. However, it’s now going digital…
The event is going ahead as a livestream festival, with the original line up of artists playing from their own homes. They will also be joined by some juicy names from the Notts music scene, including Rob Green, Nina Smith, Natalie Duncan, Daudi Matsiko, Alfie Sharp and Youth Music winner Mae Monypenny.
It was originally supposed to be a fundraiser for Youth Music - the national charity that funds Circle of Light. Now, the livestream gig is hoping to raise £5000 for a newly launched fund in support of Nottinghamshire’s creative freelancers, who haven’t been given a great deal of support by the government (*cough* BoJo, sort it out mate).
As well as the wonderful performances, many artists are planning to share new material inspired by the unusual times, to show some positive ways of dealing with this crisis. Hosted by comedian Mrs Green, the livestream event will start at 3pm, on both the Circle of Light and Hockley Hustle Facebook pages, so you ain’t got a chance of missing it.
Hockley Hustle director Ben Welch said: “Our gig has been transformed into a digital live stream festival which will feature some of Nottingham's finest talent coming together to keep the entertainment rolling and to help raise as much as possible for those in need. This is an opportunity for the city to show up and get behind Nottingham's incredible DIY creative community.”
With the whole of the creative arts sector facing a huge blow to the wallet at the moment, the fundraiser is aiming to help provide hardship funds for artists and creatives across Nottinghamshire. To register for the fund, holler at [email protected] There will also be an option to make voluntary contributions during the livestream event as well as donating to the Go Fund Me page.
We think this sounds excellent and are excited to see such a brilliant collaborative effort by the Nottingham music scene. You’ll find us tuning in on Saturday for sure.