Organisers of Mammothfest, which takes place across three days from Friday 30th September to Sunday 2nd October 2016 at venues in Brighton, have been deeply moved by the passing of Tom Searle the guitarist of metalcore group Architects who died this week from cancer at the age of 28.
He spent his last days being cared for by the people at Martlets Hospice, a charity that rely on donations to continue to help those in need through their last days.
Stephen Dickson, Mammothfest director commented, "Firstly we send our love and compassion to the band and their families at this difficult time. Having personally witnessed the passing of my best friend and Mammothfest business partner Rik Mosquero in 2013 after months in a hospice, we know just how tough a journey it is. It is fucking brutal so we are compelled to do something positive to put some back.
"The people in hospices are on another level, the care they give is so amazing so Architects and Martlets have got our complete support. We have therefore invited Martlets hospice down to have a stall for the weekend and we will be holding daily raffles so we can try to raise as much money as possible. This is where we ask everyone around the world to chip in and help the cause!"
Mammothfest are asking you all, yes you bands, labels, magazines, printing companies and other - whatever it may be - if you have something that can be raffled, send it to the address below asap:
3B Highcroft Villas
Every prize will be raffled and every single penny raised will go directly to the hospice.
Cut off point is 20/09/2016 to submit prizes.
If you are unable to attend or send prizes for the raffle but want to support this incredible charity/cause then please donate at the following just giving page: www.justgiving.com/thomassearle
This year's Mammothfest has a line-up including Textures, Venom Inc, Conan, Eastern Front, The Infernal Sea, Sworn Amongst, Black Moth, Bast Sunday, Ascaris, BloodYard, Boss Keloid, Chaos Trigger, Heart Of A Coward, Entrails, Liquid Graveyard, One Machine, Serpent Venom, Bong Cauldron, Krysthla, The Five Hundred, The Heretic Order, Basement Torture Killings, PIST, Garganjua, Mower, Divine Chaos, Hostile, Killer Hurts, Kinasis, Mortidhead, Necro Ritual, Opium Lord, Premature Birth, Vehement, Xerosun, Conjurer, Bleed Again, Derelict Dream, Magna Carta, Vrona, King Leviathan, Hell Puppets, and Here There Be Monsters.
For the line-up details as available see the Mammothfest line-up page.
The early bird offer has ended. Tickets are priced at £60 for the weekend.
This event offers affordable accommodation for the weekend. Prices start from £120 per person and all options include weekend tickets – from a bed in a shared dorm with other metal heads, or private rooms for couples/small groups for that extra bit of peace.
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following the death of Architects guitarist Tom Searle