Owners of The Leadmill in Sheffield are auctioning off several items of memorabilia to help pay staff wages during the coronavirus crisis.
In total, 36 items are being made available to bid on, with offers for the custom guitar already standing at over £5,000.
— The Leadmill (@Leadmill) March 17, 2020
A spokesperson told The Star: “We’ve been fortunate enough to hold on to loads of really cool items over the years but given the difficult times we’re in, we’ve decided to sell these on to help cover staff wages.
“We appreciate all your support throughout this time Sheffield. Reading the comments from you today has made a stressful time that little bit easier to get through.”
The spokesperson added that the venue is still open for business and all events are still going ahead unless otherwise advertised.
Meanwhile, The Cat Empire recently announced a new initiative, Lockdown Get Down, that aims to help musicians generate income by directing music fans toward streaming services.
Representatives of the band said Lockdown Get Down is “intended to drive music lovers toward streaming more of their favourite artists during the lockdowns that people are facing across the planet due to the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Promoters SJM have given notice of a license application for three shows between June 4-6 2021 in the city’s Hillsborough Park – with details of the event being posted on the park gates.