Windmill Brixton reveal black midi, Squid, Kae Tempest and more to play Christmas fundraiser

'Christmas at the Windmill' will take place later this month, to raise funds for the South London venue that Music Venue Trust recently placed on their #savethe30 list.
Posted: 16 December 2020 Words: Tom Curtis-Horsfall Photos: Anna Louise York

Despite it's reputation as South London's go-to grassroots venue to see a conveyor belt of the city's post-punk and alternative up-and-comers, Windmill Brixton regrettably missed out on vital government funding as part of the #saveourvenues campaign rallied for by live music supporters earlier this year. Socially distanced gigs, no matter how safe, don't generate the sort to revenue to keep GMV's above water, so help is desperately needed. Here's where you come in: 

Pulling the community together, given it's strong association with Dan Carey's Speedy Wunderground label, the venue have revealed festive fundraiser 'Christmas at the Windmill' with black midi, Squid, Tińa, Sweat, Lobby, plus special guest performances from Kae Tempest and La Roux.

The livestream show, scheduled for 29th December, will be ticketed with a pay-what-you-can policy (min £10) seeing all monies raised helping to keep the venue afloat.

Speaking about the fundraiser, Windmill booker Tim Perry says: "since we found out we were not eligible for the full funding, it’s been truly humbling how artists have come out to support the venue. It really makes us feel that this is a big community and when all this is over, we might just bounce back stronger than before."

Tickets for 'Christmas at the Windmill' are available here

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