In the meantime presents the Record Store Day Live festival – Retail Times
Meantime Brewing Company gives London music fans a real reason to rejoice with the announcement of Meantime presents Record Store Day Live, a one-day live music festival taking place at the beautiful Meantime Brewery in Greenwich, South -east London, Saturday 9and April.
The event will celebrate Meantime’s ongoing partnership with Record Store Day, which celebrates its 15and anniversary in 2022 and continues to support independent record stores around the world. All proceeds from ticket sales for the event will be donated to War Child, the official charity partner of Record Store Day.
Record Store Day Live will be headlined by performances from soulful singer-songwriter Samm Henshaw and Hak Baker who mixes indie, folk and rap with his self-titled G-folk sound. Henshaw’s debut album ‘Untidy Soul’ was released in January to huge acclaim, followed by a sold-out UK tour including the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire at the end of February. Baker recently performed a huge show at the Camden Roundhouse and released the “Misled EP” in late 2021.
Do Nothing, whose punk-funk grooves have lit up festivals such as Truck and Green Man, and hit funk-soul band Sister Cookie, recently championed by 6Music’s Craig Charles and winner of the 2020 Unsigned RSD Competition . Record Store Day Live will be hosted by BBC Music Introducing’s Jess Iszatt, alongside guest DJs and special talks.
As well as live music and DJ sets, there will be plenty of opportunities to pick up music and merchandise at the Record Store Day Live vinyl lounge, with record stores like Peckham Soul and Dreamhouse London offering a selection of new rare releases and pressings. A handpicked selection of local street vendors will help keep music fans well fed for an epic day of live music.
A limited number of 300 tickets are currently on sale for £12.50 (+ bf) with all proceeds going to War Child.
In the meantime, Record Store Day Live will celebrate the music and spirit of a vital event on the cultural calendar, and bring good vibes and good beer to South East London for a special day.
“Meantime has a long-standing connection to music, from the Beer Box’s early days outside the O2 arena to his recent work with South London jazz musician Moses Boyd.
Beer and music have gone hand in hand for thousands of years, so it’s only natural that the brewery would unveil the official Record Store Day beer to celebrate the special occasion of Record Store Day Live.
This year’s Record Store Day beer is called B-Side, nicknamed “No Coast IPA” because it features modern hop varieties from the US, UK and Germany, making it a truly global. At 4.8% ABV, the beer will be available exclusively at Record Store Day Live on draft and in 440ml cans through the brewery’s online store. All proceeds from the cans will also be donated to War Child,” said Meantime Brewing Marketing Director Joshua Smith.
“Record Store Day has long brought people together to celebrate their shared love of music, vinyl and record store culture – and Record Store Day Live is about to make those celebrations bigger and better than ever! As Record Store Day prepares to celebrate its 15th anniversary, this incredible Meantime collaboration will be a one-of-a-kind event with an entire day of outstanding performances, tasty food and of course – our favorite beer! And to top it off, we’re thrilled that all proceeds will go to supporting Record Store Day’s official charity partner, War Child, and the incredible work they do,” said Megan Page, Record Store Day.
Donate to War Child’s Unlock a Generation appeal and until 31st May 2022 the UK government will match your donation to prevent children – especially young girls – in Yemen from avoiding child labor and marriage early, and in school for a brighter, safer future, while supporting War Child’s emergency response work in places like Ukraine. Simply donate through the website now – https://donate.warchild.org.uk