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Two day music festival We Shall Overcome announced

It will raise money for anti poverty charities The Welcome Centre and One Good Turn

Posters for upcoming We Shall Overcome festival on October 7 and 8

A charity music festival will take place next month.

We Shall Overcome will go ahead on October 7 and 8 in Huddersfield to raise money for anti-poverty charities The Welcome Centre food bank and One Good Turn free goods service.

Nine top local acts have been booked for the event, which will take place during the evenings from 7.30pm at the Ukranian Club on Edgerton Road.

An acoustic night will be held on the Friday in conjunction with Marsh Blues Club, featuring Scott Wainwright, Darren Poyzer, Leo Brazil and Boo Sutcliffe, and Claire Helm.

The venue will get rocking on the Saturday, when post punk headliners Klammer will be warming up for their support tour with Richie Ramone.

They will be joined by Cadavers, Shambolic, and Pop Pigs.

The event is being organised by Nick Johnson, bassist with Huddersfield band Kelter.

He organised a similar festival for the first time last year, one of 250 held by individuals across the country to raise awareness of the impact of austerity politics such as cuts and fundraise for charities.

A car boot sale will also take place as part of the festival at the venue from 8am on October 8.

Emma Greenough of The Welcome Centre receives £600 from Nick Johnson of We Shall Overcome - Lord Street, Huddersfield.

“Last year was a great success with over £600 being raised for The Welcome Centre”, he said.

“Over 500 venues hosted events last year in the UK alone with local and nationally recognised artists coming together to play live for free.

“They helped raise awareness of the effects of austerity politics on local communities, whilst raising essential funds for local organisations that support those living on the breadline and who are reliant of food banks and shelter.

“We have two evenings of fantastic live music. Entry to both of these events is donation only, with a suggested £5 donation.

“Pitches for the car boot sale are £7 for cars and £10 for vans.

“All money raised will go directly to two local organisations.”

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