Derry tribute to David Bowie, Tom Petty, Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington to raise cash for suicide prevention

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The cream of Derry’s independent music talent will perform the work of the lately deceased musical giants, David Bowie, Tom Petty, Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington, at a special charity tribute gig in Sandino’s on Thursday evening.

All proceeds from the event, which is being hosted by Derry/Donegal indie rockers, One Man Town, will go towards the Foyle Search and Rescue, Lighthouse and Make A Wish NI charities.

Performers will include ROE, Steven Mc Cool (PORTS), Emma Gallagher (Making Monsters), Susie-Blue, Chris McConaghy (Our Krypton Son), IMPOSTER (Dylan Bradley, Michael Brown, Dualta Lewington), Jack Mc Hale (Delta Fuse), Peter Howard (Scenery), Darryn W. McCartney (Proxist/ Hybris), Emily Bernadette, Roy Arbuckle and more to be announced. Tickets for the gig, which starts at 9 p.m. cost £5.

Two of the charities to benefit, Foyle Search and Rescue and Lighthouse, have been selected due to their suicide prevention work.

Two of the late artists being honoured, Chris Cornell, a founding member of the seminal Seattle rock group, Soundgarden, and Chester Bennington, who was best known as vocalist with the popular Nu-Metal act, Linkin Park, both sadly took their own lives this year.

The third charity to benefit, Make a Wish NI, helps enrich the lives of children fighting life-threatening conditions by making their wishes come true.

Anyone of any age living in the North can call the Lifeline helpline for free on 0808 808 8000 if they are experiencing distress or despair.