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  15th April 2010


help for heroes

It's time to dig out your denim and leather and come down to Croydon for a day of live music, competitions, drum and guitar clinics, great prizes and lots of fun!

On Saturday 5th June, Frantic Promotions are hosting an all day event full of live music from new bands including Godsized, Mordecai and BlackWater with a surprise headline act soon to be announced.

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We have two stages, upstairs hosted by Blackstar Amplification, Ashdown Bass amps and Rotosound. Get to try out some of the latest innovations in guitar and amplification technology and talk to the experts about their ranges plus learn more about the charity. It's not all about guitars either, bring your sticks and visit one of our Drum Clinics during the day, we'll have a pro rock drummer on hand to teach, advise and share their techniques!

Downstairs you can become an axe-man with our Guitar Hero competition, watch some great live music, get your photo taken on the Monster Energy Drinks truck with the Monster girls, have a drink in the bar, listen to DJ Krusher spin some metal and rock out till late in the Showcase Room.

The event will take place at Scream Studios Lounge, 20 South End, South Croydon, Surrey CR0 1DN.

The day kicks of upstairs and in the bar area at 2pm with the live room open from 5pm. Entry is only £5 and your ticket could win you an awesome prize!

By getting involved in Help for Heroes you're helping to change the world. All the money raised will be spent by Help for Heroes to transform the lives of wounded service personnel.

A word from our supporters….

"Blackstar Amplification are very excited to be backing this worthwhile event, we love live music and hope to help raise well needed funds for a great charity" Joel Richardson, Blackstar Amplification."

"Scream are delighted to be the venue of choice for this event, Rick and his Frantic team never fail to make a splash with the events they produce and it's a great opportunity to support charity" Aide, owner Scream Studios."

For more information please contact Rick Markee-Hicks on +44 (0)7766 294855 between Monday – Saturday 6 – 9pm.

Additional information will be available to view at these following sites:

Information on Help for Heroes:

To make a donation, call 0845 673 1760

For some ideas on how to get involved in Help for Heroes visit the website by clicking here.

In just over two years, Help for Heroes has raised 40 Million pounds

Help for Heroes, is registered with the Charity Commission, number 1120920



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