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Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner Raffling Off Guitar to Benefit Grassroots UK Venues

on August 11, 2020, 8:45am

Arctic Monkeys have launched a fundraiser to raise money for grassroots venues in the UK which have been impacted by the pandemic.

As part of the fundraiser, frontman Alex Turner is raffling off the black Fender Stratocaster guitar which he used during his early days in the band. One raffle ticket costs £5 and also includes an invite to a special digital screening of Arctic Monkeys’ performance at Reading Festival in 2006.

In particular, proceeds from the raffle will benefit The Leadmill, Arctic Monkeys’ hometown venue in Sheffield, UK. “Since closing their doors back in March, The Leadmill has had to work to reschedule or cancel over 120 events. With no clear opening date on the horizon, the future of this legendary Sheffield venue and the dedicated staff who run it, is now uncertain,” the band writes on its Crowdfunder page.

Below, you can watch Arctic Monkeys perform “Fake Tales of San Francisco” during an early gig at The Leadmill.

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Arctic Monkeys have launched a Crowdfunder campaign to raise money for @theleadmill in Sheffield as well as other grassroots venues across the UK in conjunction with @musicvenuetrust. Alex Turner will be giving away his Fender Stratocaster Guitar which he used during the early days with Arctic Monkeys. Entry is £5 and everyone who enters will receive an invite to a special screening of the bands performance at Reading Festival in 2006. Enter via the link in our bio. Entry is £5 and you can enter as many times as you wish. The competition is open to everyone worldwide, over the age of 18. The competition is open now until 6pm BST on Tuesday 25th August. Everyone who enters will receive an invite to an exclusive online screening of the bands performance at Reading Festival in 2006 on Wednesday 26th August at 8pm BST. The winner of the guitar will be notified by email before Friday 28th August. For more information, visit our website.

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