The UK’s number one 90s Britpop band The National Anthems are set to play an exclusive Christmas show this month and will help raise funds for charity The Sick Children’s Trust when they make their welcome hometown return.
Fresh from a headlining UK tour, the North East based outfit will perform a full set of 90s classics from the likes of Oasis, Blur and The Stone Roses at The Cluny on Sunday 22 December, having recently sold out a show at Northumbria Student’s Union, backed on the DJ decks by the man who discovered Oasis, Alan McGee.
The Sick Children’s Trust takes some of the strain off families who have a seriously ill child by providing accommodation free of charge for up to 148 families per night, 365 days a year.
Frontman Jon Corbett, who recently co-founded a fundraising committee, the ‘Toon Council’ in support of The Sick Children’s Trust – comprised of some of the leading creatives and business figureheads in the region – including BBC Newcastle radio host Alfie Joey, Newcastle Eagles owner Paul Blake, and artist Alexander Millar – has said the evening will be a chance for indie fans enjoy an evening of anthemic classics while helping families stay with their poorly children this Christmas in the city’s purpose-built facilities.
He said: “For every £30 we raise on the night, a family will be able to sleep by their child’s side in one of the charity’s Newcastle ‘Homes from Home’, both at Crawford House at the RVI and Scott House at The Freeman Hospital.
“Our fans always get behind us and I know they won’t let us down. It’s going to be an amazing night and we’re going to take the roof off.
“We’re going to have a party, we’re going to have a good time and we’re going to do something great together for a wonderful charity.
“We’ll be doing a much longer set than usual and people can expect a full set of bangers from all of the 1990s guitar-based greats. And it would be very rude of us if we didn’t feature some Christmas classics along the way. See you at the front!”
Following the group’s debut sell-out debut tour around the UK – which has seen them take to the stage alongside 90s stars including the likes of Tom Hingley of Inspiral Carpets, the legendary Liverpool band, The Farm and Ocean Colour Scene – The National Anthems will be making their Cluny show their final show of the year.
David Haley, Chair of The Sick Children’s Trust’s Toon Council, adds: “It’s fantastic that The National Anthems have once again agreed to help us by raising money through their gig at the Cluny on Dec 22nd.
“Jon is one of the core founders of the Toon Council and knows how important it is to help raise awareness and money for The Sick Children’s Trust and this gig, which will sell out, will be a great source of much-needed income for the houses in Newcastle.
“We all can’t wait and it will, of course, be an amazing Christmas party for all of those who love the sights and sounds of the 1990s.”
Tickets for The National Anthems Christmas show at The Cluny on Sunday, December 22nd are on sale now priced at just £6.50 (plus booking fee).
Tickets are available online via this link:
Tickets are also available via Ticketweb.uk and at The Cluny
The event starts at 7:30 pm and guests must be at least 18 to attend.