Rock The Foodbank goes virtual

LOCKDOWN has forced the third Rock The Foodbank fundraiser to become a virtual event.

The online gig, organised by Councillor Sam Gosling, will be held on Sunday, March 28 at 7pm and feature six bands which are primarily Tameside based.

There will be Mossley’s Freeda, Cobain Jones from Carrbrook, Oceans on Mars, 25th Hour, New Revolution which features Hyde High School students and Fragile Audio while Tameside Radio’s Dave Sweetmore will be the host.

Cobain Jones is on of the acts performing as part of fundraising event ‘Rock the foodbank’

The first two events, staged at The New Stalybridge Labour Club, raised more than £1,000 each time for the Tameside East Foodbank which is operated by the Trussell Trust, but this year it will be for Stalybridge-based Barty’s Foodbank.

Cllr Gosling thanked everybody who gave their time for free to ensure the event would happen.
There were the bands, Den Davis who provided his MCC Studio, Mottram, sound engineer Danny Fannon and videographer Daniel Hinchliffe.

Zeros bar in Stalybridge, Market Street

Tickets priced £5 can be booked at and an email will be sent with a link to the stream.

Cllr Gosling added creating Rock The Foodbank is his proudest achievement as a councillor, adding he has had requests from others wanting to use the name for similar fundraisers elsewhere.

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