Bestival organisers arrange A3 coach crash memorial concert

Rob da Bank and The Cuban Brothers will feature at Liverpool tribute to three killed in September

Bestival organisers have announced a concert in memory of the three people who died on their way home from the festival in September.

Bestival Benefit will take place on Saturday 30 March, 2013 at Liverpool’s Nation (the home of Cream), and will be hosted by Bestival boss Rob da Bank and The Cuban Brothers. The line-up is currently unknown, but organisers promise some of Liverpool’s best bands will be playing, plus other assorted guests. All proceeds from the night will be donated to charity.

Rob da Bank said: “Bestival HQ and everyone connected to Bestival 2012 were devastated by what happened after our festival on the A3. We’ve been working to get an event set up to show some love and hopefully raise lots of money for those affected and their families and we’re pleased it’s in the hometown of many of those involved; Liverpool.

“Thanks to everyone who has rallied round and contributed to making this event happen – everyone from the DJs and live bands to the venue Nation are donating their time and services for free, so please get the date in your diary and prepare to party for a very good cause. See you on the dancefloor.”

Aspiring musicians Michael Molloy and Kerry Ogden, as well as coach driver Colin Daulby, died in the accident in September, while Zach Washington-Young suffered life-changing injuries. Around 50 other passengers were taken to hospital for treatment. No official verdict for Daulby’s death has yet been given, although it is thought he could have suffered a fatal heart attack while at the wheel.

Tickets priced £16.25 including booking fee are available now from Ticketline. Full line-up details are expected soon.