REDfest 2 raised almost £3300 for Hospitality Health last weekend as 100,000 viewers around the world turned in to the virtual event hosted at the Radisson RED in Glasgow.
Radisson RED Curator Graham Chalmers said, “We are thrilled at the response to our second virtual festival – people from all over the world tuned in to see our iconic RED Sky Bar host some truly stellar names.
“More importantly we raised a lot of money for our amazing charity partner Hospitality Health – it’s so important to look after our staff and friends in the industry and the work this charity does is incredible. And it’s never been as important as it is right now.
“Thank you so much to all of our amazing DJs, bands and performers across the two nights – I think we delivered an incredibly eclectic event and the fact people tuned in countries like Japan, Argentina, Brazil, France, Belgium and all over the UK shows how big our line-up was.
“We are proud to be the home of music in Glasgow and it’s great to see that music fans around the world realise that.”
With just under £3300 raised at the time of writing and donations still coming in, the boss of the charity was understandably thrilled.
Gordon McIntyre, Chairman at Hospitality Health commented, “What an absolutely amazing amount to raise over the two-day event. The Trustees all tuned in and enjoyed every minute of the entertainment. A tremendous job by Graham and the team at Radisson RED. This will go to help fund additional places on Mental Health First Aid Certificated training for senior staff in the industry, who will be supporting their staff through this difficult time, leading up to re-opening their businesses. We are so grateful for being chosen as the charity partner.”
The two-day festival featured dance music from world-renowned names including Dave Seaman, Anthony Pappa, Steve Parry, Seamus Haji and Bog, with Scots stars like Illyus and Barrientos, Harri of Sub Club fame, RED resident Michael Kilkie, Stevie Lennon of Go Radio, Beth and Rebecca Vasmant.
Global stars The Fratellis plus local heroes Baby Strange, Johnny Mac and the Faithful, Stephanie Cheape and Carly Connor also too part.
If you’d like to donate, you can still do so at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/radisson-red4