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LIGHTNING SEEDS TO BE JOINED BY BADDIEL AND SKINNER IN LIVE GIG FOR ENGLAND FANS ON EURO 2020 FINAL DAY
GIG WILL TAKE PLACE AT LONDON’S 229 MUSIC VENUE AS PART OF THE NATIONAL LOTTERY’S REVIVE LIVE GRASSROOTS MUSIC CAMPAIGN
Lightning Seeds will unite with David Baddiel and Frank Skinner for a very special gig tomorrow in front of 200 England fans ahead of the Euro 2020 final.
Lightning Seeds will perform a 30 minute set at London’s historic 229 music venue before being joined by very special guests Baddiel and Skinner to perform Three Lions (It’s Coming Home) in celebration of the England team’s fantastic run in the tournament, and to show their support of The National Lottery’s Revive Live Tour – which is backing the return of live music to grassroots music venues in the wake of the pandemic.
This gig at 229 will give England fans the first opportunity in 25 years to see the Lightning Seeds, Baddiel and Skinner perform their iconic anthem live in concert together.
The National Lottery is helping to facilitate the return of live music to grassroots venues this summer, through their Revive Live partnership with the Music Venue Trust. The National Lottery is contributing £1M to directly underwrite the touring and production costs of over 300 live performances this summer, enabling the grassroots live music industry to start promoting shows again in the knowledge that the upfront costs associated with touring are covered.
Entry to Sunday’s gig is strictly by ticket only, with only 200 tickets available that can be bought for £10 from 9am on Sunday on a first come first served basis from DICE via www.229.london. Doors open at midday with the band due on at 1pm for a unique 30 minute set.
Social distancing guidelines and other COVID-19 measures will be in place in line with current government guidelines.
Ian Broudie said: “We are delighted to be supporting a campaign that is backing so many small music venues up and down the country. It’s in venues like 229 that bands hone their craft and learn how to entertain an audience. It’s great to be back out playing in front of live audiences and brilliant to be back on a stage with Frank and David in the biggest day for English football since 1966.”
David Baddiel said: “As a performer whose own stand-up tour has been furloughed since March 2020, I can’t wait to get onstage again. And doing 3 Lions on the day England are in the final isn’t a bad way to restart.”
Frank Skinner said: “Football’s coming home and live music is going out again. It’s a brilliant double whammy and I guess a live Three Lions sums it up. Great times!”
Nigel Railton, Chief Executive of National Lottery operator Camelot, said: “The National Lottery’s Revive Live tour is providing vital support to a live music sector that is looking to bounce back from an incredibly difficult 15 months. As things open up again, it’s wonderful to see people enjoying live football and live music once again, and The National Lottery is pleased to have the opportunity to host this gig for England fans in the run up to the final, and to support a great music venue at the same time. A huge thanks to Lightning Seeds and David and Frank for supporting this important cause.”
The National Lottery’s Revive Live Tour will run throughout the summer and will see a diverse range of headline artists including Olivia Dean, Twin Atlantic, The Magic Gang and The Futureheads perform at hundreds of grassroots music venues throughout the country, More than 20 tours will be taking place, once venues are able to open, in line with government guidance. Special one-off shows by Sir Tom Jones, Rag ‘N’ Bone Man, Mahalia, James Arthur, Frank Turner, Sam Fender and Fontaines D.C. will also take place at grassroots music venues to support the initiative and celebrate the return of live music.