Less than a week after announcing that brand new online music festival Five4Five Fest will be taking place digitally on the 15th and 16th of May with headliners Enter Shikari and Don Broco, Five4Five Fest have announced a barrage of high calibre artists joining the bill to complete a stellar line up.
Joining headliners Don Broco on Friday 15th May as main support are chart topping British Rock band Deaf Havana. Also joining the bill on the 15th are Hot Milk, Stay Free and Lizzy Farrall. Joining headliners Enter Shikari on Saturday 16th May as main support are Patty Walters fronted British American Rock band As It Is. Also performing on 16th are Fatherson, The Dangerous Summer and Tigress.
Five bands will play each day of the festival which will take place on the 15th and 16th of May, a total of ten performances over the course of the weekend. A mixture of full band, solo/duo and completely reimagined performances will be streamed via the Five4FiveFacebook page and website from 7:30pm each evening. The show will be public and completely free and those attending will be encouraged to donate £5 via a link provided at the time. All profits will be donated to the NHS Charities Together.
Along with standalone donations, festival viewers will also be able to donate to buy fixed price Five4Five Fest merch including T-shirts and posters. They will also be able to donate to buy a raffle ticket entering them into a competition to win a whole host of great prizes including Enter Shikari and Don Broco signed drum skins, and As It Is ‘The Great Depression’ signed test pressing, signed handwritten lyric sheets from The Dangerous Summer along with LOADS of other great items including merch bundles and sponsor donations.
Vans, Signature Brew and Music Glue are proudly announced as Five4Five Fest sponsors. Vans are kindly donating three pairs of shoes for the raffle so that 3 lucky winners will get a pair of Vans of their choice from the Classics Collection. Signature Brew have also donated to the prize fund giving 3 winners the chance to win a Signature Brew Pub in A Box. Signature Brew’s Pub in A Box brings the pub to you with a selection of beers, snacks, glassware, a pub quiz, curated playlists and more. Music Glue are handling the merch store and donation mechanic.
A spokesperson for Vans commented;
“‘Great bands playing for a great cause is an honour for Vans to support in a small way“
A spokesperson for Signature Brew commented;
“Signature Brew are really pleased to be involved with Five4Five Fest and help to raise money for the NHS. We’d normally be bringing our beers to our favourite festivals this summer but they’ve been cancelled, so it’s great to be able to come together with some great bands like our friends and collaborators in Enter Shikari to support live music at a difficult time. We’re looking forward to raising a beer for those on the frontline and watching bands we love.”
Five4Five Fest is born as fans and bands alike are facing a summer without festivals. Given the immense strain the Covid-19 pandemic has placed on our NHS and the personal sacrifices and efforts being made by NHS staff, bands and music industry professionals have come together to pool collective strengths with the aim of raising money.