Some of the biggest names in music are donating items for a charity auction in aid of Martin House Hospice for terminally-ill children , which is based at Wetherby , on the outskirts of Leeds and just a few miles from Bramham Park ,where the Leeds Festival is staged.
The Hospice is one of the charities supported by Festival Republic, who run both the Leeds and Reading Festivals and they are delighted that some of acts on this year's bill have donated items for the charity auction.
Bands including headliners The Cure, Foo Fighters and Kasabian along with the likes of Florence & The Machine, The Cribs, Kaiser Chiefs, Paramore, Two Door Cinema Club, Enter Shikari, You Me At Six**
have all confirmed they will donate signed items such as set lists, clothes, instruments which will be displayed at a respected Leeds venue post-festival and then auctioned via the charity's official site on eBay. You can also bid on a framed NME cover of your choice from the last decade of the magazine!**
Some items will be placed into a raffle draw so everyone has a chance to win. **
We salute the people of Martin House, and contributing something to help them raise some funds is of course something we didn’t hesitate about, we commend them on all their great work and dedication over the years, make sure you bid for a bit of Reading and Leeds history.
– Sarah Smith, Martin House
Martin House are celebrating 25 years of care and we sincerely appreciate all the support from bands and music fans who attend Reading and Leeds Festival as well as Festival Republic boss Melvin Benn and his team, we cant thank them enough and we hope the true music fans all win their bids in the auction!"