Saturday 9th December sees the Globe in Newcastle hosting a pre-Christmas gig with all of the proceeds going towards the charity, MIND.
MIND is a charity that campaigns to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding of mental health issues.
Having previously raised money for The Samaritans last Christmas with the release of their debut single ‘Love From Below’, North East stoner(ish) rock band Dunes were keen to do something similarly charitable again this year, putting together the heavy-leaning yet diverse line-up consisting mainly of bands they’ve played with during 2017.
Dunes frontman John Davies explained: “We’re good friends with a lot of the people from the other bands so it should be a great night for all involved; however, we’re all well aware that as fun as Christmas is, for many people who have either suffered with mental health or have friends and relatives that have suffered from mental health issues it can be a really difficult time of year – so we wanted to do something to raise money for MIND who do great work.”
Completing the line up are Decrepit Monolith, Waheela, Snakes Don’t Belong In Alaska and Ballpeen. “We’ve got blackened metal band Decrepit Monolith headlining, some hardcore noise from Ballpeen, psychedelic heaviness from Snakes Don’t Belong in Alaska, non-denominational riff worship and unexplained sounds from Waheela and, well, us – Dunes, who will seem quite tame in comparison but we’re OK with that,” explained Dunes bassist Ade Huggins.
All money made from the gig will be donated to MIND. Tickets will be available on the door for £5.00 or they can be purchased by visiting Dunes’ Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/dunesNCL.