After the notable success of last year’s Farm Aid event, The Cluny in Newcastle is set to open its doors this month to another full day of fantastic music and events raising vital funds for the Ouseburn Farm Charity.
Those familiar with the Ouseburn Valley know the importance of Ouseburn Farm and its significance to the local community. Much more than a popular visitor attraction, Ouseburn Farm is a community-driven enterprise providing an ‘integrated setting where people from all walks of life can work together to develop agricultural, horticultural and environmental skills.’
Ouseburn Farm is one of Newcastle’s most extraordinary hidden gems and, despite financial struggles, the charity is hopeful that with the generosity of the local community and the proceeds from this month’s Farm Aid, the iconic farm will continue to grow prosperously.
Headlining this year’s event is local musician Paul Smith of Newcastle-based indie-rock outfit, Maximo Park. Born in Billingham and educated at Newcastle University, Smith is no stranger to Newcastle’s alternative scene and with Ouseburn Farm located just metres from the illustrious venue, the Cluny, it would be no surprise to learn that Smith is conscious of the farm and its cultural significance.
Three exemplary acts are set to take the stage of The Cluny this April, with more acts to be announced in due course. In addition to Paul Smith, Heaton sprung quintet Headclouds and newcomers Idle Hands take to the stage for an exciting day of fundraising which is not to be missed!
Farm Aid II takes over The Cluny, Newcastle on Sunday 22nd April. Tickets, priced at £6.00 in advance, can be purchased online at thecluny.com or from The Cluny’s Box Office on 0191 2304474. Tickets for last year’s event sold-out so be sure to grab your tickets while you can!