Sheffield music venue the Leadmill auctions off unique memorabilia for staff affected by coronavirus

Legendary Sheffield music venue the Leadmil is to auction several unique items of memorabilia in aid of staff who have been affected by coronavirus.

Thursday, 19th March 2020, 6:00 am

The items include a custom guitar made from the Leadmill dancefloor and signed by Arctic Monkeys, a signed Arctic Monkeys photobook and a signed George Ezra vinyl.

The auction will also feature a signed Biffy Clyro poster, an original Green Day poster from the 1990s, the coffin Royal Blood used at their Halloween 2014 show and a signed Arcade Fire poster.

In total 36 items are available, with offers for the guitar already standing at £5,000.

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A guitar made from the Leadmil dancefloor signed by Arctic Monkeys.

A spokesperson said: “We've been fortunate enough to hold on to loads of really cool items over the years but given the difficult times we're in, we've decided to sell these on to help cover staff wages.

“We appreciate all your support throughout this time Sheffield. Reading the comments from you today has made a stressful time that little bit easier to get through.”

The venue is still open for business and all events are still going ahead unless otherwise advertised.

Merchandise can also be purchased from the venue’s online store at www.leadmill.co.uk/shop.

A coffin used by Royal Blood for their Halloween show in 2014.

The Leadmill opened in 1980 and has been voted the best music venue in the UK by readers of the NME on numerous occasions.

Iconic Sheffield band Pulp played their first-ever gig at the venue and the venue has also played host to Arctic Monkeys, The White Stripes, The Libertines and The Killers.