A group of 20 Bradfordians will host a charity music event to raise funds that will allow them to build houses in deprived Cambodian villages still affected by the genocide at the hands of Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge regime.
CambodiaFest will take place on 8 April at Malik House on Manor Row. Doors will open at 6pm with the music starting shortly after. Gracing the stage will be six great bands showcasing the diversity of Bradford’s musical talent – Hoodoo Operators, Issimo, The 309s, Sleepy Jake and The Duvets, The Good Citizens & Blue Horizon.
Event organiser Cllr Richard Dunbar said, “I am very much looking forward to this event which will really highlight the musical talent we have here in Bradford. I must thank all the artists who have given their time free of charge to help raise money to this great cause.
“It’s all been a bit of a surreal experience so far in that a band from Hong Kong will recording a new album in Siem Reap when we go over in July so have arranged to meet up with them whilst we are there.”
Also wowing the crowds will be stage hypnotist Dr Karla Mistry and upcoming Bradford magician Lewis Oldfield. The bar will be run by those at Al’s Dime Bar on North Parade and street food served by Eat Art venues.
Abi Uttley of Issimo said of the event, “We’re really excited to be performing at CambodiaFest on what will be a great night. Knowing that all proceeds will go towards building houses in deprived rural Cambodia is a great feeling.”
Nasser Bostan, who is heading up the Bradford delegation to Cambodia, said, “CambodiaFest really is going to be a great night. At only £10 we would urge everyone to get their tickets as soon as possible. We have nearly £30,000 to raise so if people can support through buying a ticket we would be really grateful”
To buy a ticket please go to http://yorkshiregigguide.co.uk/cambodia-fest.html
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