Radisson RED to stage not one but two fund-raising parties

Radisson RED Sky Bar

Glasgow’s Radisson RED is putting on its fundraising hat and staging not one but two fund-raising parties in its RED Sky Bar to support The Beatson, The Catherine McEwan Foundation, St Andrews Hospice and licensed trade charity The Ben.

The fundraising gigs kick off on October 16 when  Colours and Streetrave, who staged countless stream events through the lockdown periods,and now they are back to  mark the launch of their Lockdown Legends Box Set with a party IN PERSON in the Radisson RED Sky Bar.

The line-up includes Jay Weardon, back to back with Darren from 808 State, playing a Manchester 89-91 set, plus Michael Kilkie, Collin Patterson, Billy Morris and Stevie Green.

The event is a fundraiser for The Beatson, The Catherine McEwan Foundation and the St Andrews Hospice and runs from 6pm-1am and tickets are available priced £10 from Skiddle.

Streetrave’s Ricky Magowan comments,  “On Sunday the 29th of Dec 2019 we celebrated 30 years of STREETrave with a sell-out gig at the legendary Sub Club, little did we know that this would be our last show before COVID hit our world.

“So we planned to bring Streetrave into your homes via live streams. DJs and acts from near and far stepped up to the virtual DJ box and produced some of the most streamed sets on the planet from venues like The Radisson RED Sky Bar which boasts the best backdrop in the UK.

“18 months later we have 10 incredible streams, 100 mixes, and a staggering 10million global views! But best of all, you the Streetrave family have helped raise over £100,000 for Scottish charities who were massively hit by the pandemic.

“And now we are celebrating with a live party in the Radisson RED Sky Bar featuring some of our favourite DJs, with all funds from tickets going to The Beatson, St Andrew’s Hospice and the Catherine McEwan Foundation.”

The second fundraising takes place on October 29  with Groove City Radio broadcasting the bash. Sub Club legend Harri plus the hotel resident DJs Beth, Hyslop, Austin, Vilmos and Woody will be joined by Groove City Radio stars Paul Mulholland and Jay Gunning, with the party running from 5pm until 1am.

Graham Chalmers, the hotel’s curator comments: “The Ben is a charity that’s needed more now than ever, the work they have done over the last couple of years has been priceless in saving businesses, careers, jobs and indeed lives.

“We are proud to work with them in any way we can, and staging this party to raise money and help promote the work they do is a privilege. So please dig deep and support this fantastic cause.”

Tickets are available from Eventbrite priced £10, with a free drink on arrival included.

Chris Gardner, Chief Executive of The Ben, comments, “Thanks to the team at the Radisson RED for their continued support, it’s good to know they realise that this is an ongoing problem and that the BEN are here, as always, to assist.  Along with your help we will make a difference.  To apply just pick up the phone or email me and we will see what we can do, it’s simple, effective, confidential, personal.”