This Friday and Saturday (15th – 16th May 2020) you’ll be able to enjoy the online music festival Five4Five Fest.
Festival headliners Enter Shikari and Don Broco will be joined by some high calibre artists completing what is already a stellar line-up.
The show will be public and completely free and those attending will be encouraged to donate £5 (donation link) with all profits donated to the NHS Charities Together.
With a mixture of full band as well as solo (or duo) performances being streamed via the Five4FiveFacebook page from 7:30 pm each evening. Friday will find Bedford’s finest Don Broco headlining, joining them will be Deaf Havana, Yonaka and Hot Milk. Completing the line-up Rob Lynch, Stay Free, Lacey and Lizzy Farrall.
Taking on Saturday night headline duties are Enter Shikari, along with the incredible As It Is, Fatherson and Trash Boast. Also performing will be Roam, The Dangerous Summer, Tigress and Wargasm.
While you can supply your own cold beers, what’s a festival without a visit to the merch stall. Five4Five does not disappoint. Not only can you pick up T-shirts and posters, but there is also a whole host great raffle prizes to win. Prizes including Enter Shikari and Don Broco signed drum skins, As It Is The Great Depression signed test pressing, signed handwritten lyric sheets from The Dangerous Summer and Hot Milk. Make a donation for the prize of your choice raffle ticket and keep your fingers crossed while you enjoy some stunning live music.
Five4Five Fest sponsors Vans, Signature Brew and Music Glue are also kindly donating to the cause. Pairs of shoes, Pub’s in A Box as well as further merch items are available to win. Commenting on the event Signature Brew explained “Signature Brew are really pleased to be involved with Five4Five Fest and help to raise money for the NHS. We’d normally be bringing our beers to our favourite festivals this summer but they’ve been cancelled, so it’s great to be able to come together with some great bands like our friends and collaborators Enter Shikari to support live music at a difficult time. We’re looking forward to raising a beer for those on the frontline and watching bands we love.”
Five4Five Fest is born as fans and bands alike are facing a summer without festivals. Given the immense strain, the Covid-19 pandemic has placed on our NHS and the personal sacrifices and efforts being made by NHS staff, bands and music industry professionals have come together to pool collective strengths with the aim of raising money.