In September, Headliner launched its new live music initiative, Headliner Helps, where a string of artists gathered for a day of live music to raise money for Jessie’s Fund – a wonderful charity that helps children with complex needs using the power of music, recognising that it is a brilliant tool for therapy, and aiding the communication of children. What better way to raise cash for such a cause, than with a cracking music festival?
Headliner Helps was held within the grounds of The Six Bells in St Albans, an excellent old tavern in the stunning St. Michael’s village area of the city, opposite the historic Verulamium Park. So with the setting being perfect, all that was needed was some top of the range audio and lighting kit, and some excellent musicians. So where to begin? We’re well aware at Headliner that companies in the music biz are inundated with requests for charity events and freebies – and with that in mind, we threw all our manpower at this with guns blazing. If we were going to do it, we were going to do it right, kick it off with a bang, and create a real initiative that people would want to be involved in, and support. And thankfully, they did.
Thanks to our musical friends and partners (big shout-outs to DiGiCo, JH Audio, DPA, RME, Harman, Audio-Technica, Lectrosonics, and Optocore) we managed to turn a pub car park into, frankly, a mini-festival. An enormous thanks to Yan Stile and the SSE team for providing an incredible PA system for the day, and also to Fly By Nite, for helping us lug this kit into the venue, and providing a truck driver that could drink more than The Six Bells landlord, which really does say something.