FANS of rock supergroup, The Last Shadow Puppets, and Grammy Award-winning jazz singer, Gregory Porter, have a unique chance to see their idols this April in Sheffield – despite both gigs being sold out.
For organisers behind HillsFest – an arts-based, free festival at Hillsborough Park on July 9 and 10 – have been given two tickets for each concert to help raise money to fund the event.
However, if you want the tickets you’ll have to get your skates on as the first date is this Sunday, April 3, at Sheffield City Hall.
HillsFest Director Karen Sherwood said: “We are unbelievably excited to announce that The Last Shadow Puppets’ management has very kindly donated a pair of tickets for this gig, which of course features Sheffield’s own Alex Turner as co-frontman.
“And the city hall has been equally generous by offering two tickets to see American jazz vocalist, songwriter and actor Gregory Porter on April 9. The recipients will also have a tour of the venue and a meal thrown in!”
To secure tickets to this weekend’s concert, organisers are inviting bids with the tickets going to the person offering the most cash. To bid, all you need to do is email firstname.lastname@example.org with your offer under the subject title ‘Last Shadow Puppets’ and include your name and a contact telephone number. Bidding will cease at noon on Saturday, April 2.
For the Gregory Porter concert, people should submit bids to the same email address under the title ‘Gregory Porter’ and include the same contact details. The deadline is noon on Friday, April 8.
“This is a great chance to see these music heavyweights in action,” added Karen.
“And every penny raised will go to HillsFest, where people can hear even more fantastic live music – this time for free.
“There will be more details on the line-up soon, so keep checking our website at www.hillsfest.org” HillsFest is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and has also been awarded ‘hero event’ status as part of Sheffield Culture Consortium’s Year Of Making Sheffield 2016 campaign.