Hartlepool in Unity
A special ‘Unity’ concert to bring together music lovers and show the town will not tolerate prejudice and hatred.
Featuring four of the region's best bands; Shrug, The Menials, Jazz Riot and The White Negroes.
Stephen Thomas, co-organiser of the event, said: “I would like to thank the four bands for giving up their time and supporting the ‘Hartlepool in Unity’ gig. The aim of the concert is to unite people and remind everyone that Hartlepool as a town will not tolerate prejudice and hatred in any form. Hartlepool is proud of its reputation as a friendly and compassionate town and we all need to work together to ensure that it stays that way. All of the bands are well known throughout the North-East so it should be a cracking night. We’ve also kept ticket prices to a minimum to make it as affordable as possible for everyone."
Co-organiser, Phil Swinburne added: “Not only are these four great live bands but the theme of Unity has been inherent in their songs and music. Shrug pointedly used a picture of the England football team’s nazi salute in 1938 on one of their single sleeves. Jazz Riot make venomous, thoughtful and very funny political points in their songs, The Menials original quirky, poppy rock will go down great and The White Negroes are probably the best live act this area has ever produced. With The Progmeister Steve Petch as MC, It's going to be a great evening for a good cause."
Doors open at 7pm