A GENUINE blast from the past is taking place on Saturday when some of the most iconic Huddersfield bands from 20 years ago hit the Bar 1:22 stage.
The death of a mutual friend, Craig ‘Clag Beast’ Wood has united five bands from 20 years to get together to give their mate a great send-off and raise money for the homeless.
Vocalist Richard Heeley, from Negra Tempo who will kick start the gig, said: “Over the past 20 years, if you had anything to do with the Huddersfield music scene, you knew Claggy. Always smiling, an irrepressible character with a mischievous twinkle in his eye.
“It was a true shock to hear he had died. So when Dave ‘HD’ Godfrey suggested we all get together to mark the passing of someone we all knew AND raise some funds for two essential and probably incredibly under-funded organisations – The Welcome Centre, Huddersfield, and Jimmy’s Night Shelter, Cambridge – it was as they say ‘a no brainer’. It’s a privilege to be playing with everyone on the bill and it’s going to be a fantastic night, but most importantly . . . Claggy would have loved it!”
Also making up the quality line-up are Revamp, featuring a couple of Killermeters, the Prisoners, Popcorn Groove, who have reformed after years apart specially for this one-off event and Michael Czerkas, from Craig’s former band We All Fall Down, will perform – before all the bands unite for a mass rock-out which is sure to raise the roof.
There will also be surprises along the way and gig-goers are encouraged to get there at 8pm prompt (£3 entry).