A special Belfast charity gig headlined by Snow Patrol has raised over £10,000 for Alzheimer’s Research UK.
The REMember fundraiser, which took place at The Limelight in December, paid homage to American rock band R.E.M and also included local bands Amidships, The Jane Bradfords, Katie & The Carnival and Runaway GO.
Snow Patrol’s singer Gary Lightbody, guitarist Nathan Connolly and keyboardist Johnny McDaid opened their set with a rendition of R.E.M.’s Nightswimming, before treating the 800-strong crowd to some of their chart hits.
As well as proceeds from ticket sales, money for the charity was raised by raffling off a signed Snow Patrol set-list, which sold for over £1,000.
The event was organised by local DJ Joe Lindsay, in honour of a close family member who has Alzheimer’s disease.
He said: “A relative of mine has Alzheimer’s and was diagnosed seven years ago. It’s a devastating disease that directly or…
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