Derry rocks for Japan - huge fundraiser tomorrow

Our Krypton Son.
Our Krypton Son.

A spectacular day-long concert will take place tomorrow, April 9, at St. Columb’s Hall to raise funds for those affected by last month’s Japanese earthquake.

Over 12,000 people have been confirmed dead since the earthquake and subsequent tsunami of March 11, with over 15,000 people officially still listed as missing.

The disaster has crippled Japan, one of the planet’s most powerful countries.

The concert will consist of two separate shows, an all-ages daytime event which will run from 1pm until 6pm, and an evening show which kicks off at 7pm and will run until 1am.

The evening show will feature some of the city’s finest bands and musicians, including Atlantic Records’ signings Fighting With Wire, Triggerman, LaFaro, Intermission, Furlo, Hangmans Bastion, John Deery and the Heads, Little Hooks, Our Krypton Son, Gascan Ruckus and The Free Radicals.

Tickets for the evening show are available from wegottickets.com and also from Masons Bar and are priced at £10.

Meanwhile, the daytime matinee show from 1pm-6pm will feature some superb emerging artists playing to an all-ages crowd, including The Wonder Villains, Future Chaser, Heavy Set Bayonet, The Flying Castros, Mojo Gogo, Hybris, Electric Dukes and The Reverb.

Tickets for the matinee show are also available from Masons and are priced at £6. Punters can also pay at the door for both events.

St Columb’s Hall has recently been hosting music events just like in its heyday, so this is also an opportunity for bands to perform on what is certainly one of the city’s most historic and opulent stages and a chance for the younger generation to see this magnificent old venue in action. One thing is sure - this event will be a special day for all artists involved.

First and foremost, however, though this is Derry’s chance to raise much needed funds for the Japan disaster and all money raised will go directly to the Japanese Red Cross to help those most in need..

For more information on the Japan Fundraiser, look them up on Facebook.