A collective of bands and artists from the North East are set to get their rocks on in aid of charity as Rock The Foundation hits Newcastle this month.
The Radio Set, Brick Thieves, Loaded and Bob Douglass & the Frequency are set to head to The Cluny 2 to raise the roof with rock ‘n’ roll in aid of an old Newcastle United legend, as they aim to raise money for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation – a foundation set up to raise money towards the early detection of cancer in the North East and Cumbria.
Launched in 2016 by Laura and Bob Douglass as a way of raising awareness of the disease and paying tribute to family members they have lost to cancer over the years, the event proved to be an immediate success and the pair went on to team up with the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation, who Bob noted they have always: “hugely respected and admired”, in a bid to make the event a yearly date in the Newcastle music calendar.
Regarding the upcoming event and its ongoing success, organiser Bob Douglass noted: “Our first event went on to raise a profit in excess of £860 for the charity and it is our aim to more than surpass this figure at the 2018 event. So it’s with great pride and excitement that we’re announcing that Rock The Foundation is returning to the Cluny 2 in Newcastle in February. We have a great line-up and we’re grateful to all the bands for volunteering their time.”
Rock The Foundation will take play at The Cluny 2, Newcastle on Friday 16th February. Tickets, priced at £6.60 in advance (including booking fee), are available at thecluny.com.