Rudimental to headline venue fundraiser event at The Pioneer Club

British drum and bass collective Rudimental have been confirmed as the headline act for an upcoming fundraising event at St. Albans grassroots venue The Pioneer Club, in partnership with Headliner Spaces.

The inaugural event, taking place on Saturday October 7th, will see the band perform with support from 220 Kid and Lo Lauren, raising funds for the Pioneer Music Charity and the venue itself, which relies on donations to operate.

Helping to preserve grassroots venues is something we are passionate about. Rudimental

Rudimental – comprising Piers Aggett, Kesi Dryden and Leon "Locksmith" Rolle – rose to prominence in 2012 when they topped the UK Singles Chart with their single Feel the Love, featuring singer John Newman. The band have won several awards, including a BRIT Award and the MOBO Award for Best Album.

"Helping to preserve grassroots venues is something we are passionate about, and by headlining this fundraiser at The Pioneer Club we want to help raise awareness of the venue, the charity, and all that it is striving to achieve in terms of music education, entertainment, and providing a safe creative place for young people,” Rudimental told Headliner.

Support on the night will come from record producer, DJ and remix artist 220 Kid – whose remix of Nathan Evans' Wellerman with Billen Ted reached the top of the UK singles chart in 2021 – and Lo Lauren, who has been making waves in the music world since her debut single Just Friends in 2020.

The rising pop songstress, who grew up in Rochester, Kent, draws musical inspiration from the likes of Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Lorde, Gwen Stefani, and Olivia Rodrigo. A self-confessed chocolate addict, she can also Irish dance and makes her own LO hair clips as merchandise. Her dream? To shoot a music video with her favourite film director Baz Luhrmann.

220 KID

220 KID

We want to help raise awareness of the venue, the charity, and all that it is striving to achieve. Rudimental

Headliner recently teamed up with chart-topping British rock band Enter Shikari to launch Headliner Spaces, a joint-venture to revitalise The Pioneer Club and reinstating it as a touring-circuit grassroots venue. A further aim of the Headliner Spaces initiative is to have a wider reach into the community and transform the site into a creative and cultural hub. As such, the venue will also accommodate a rehearsal space and world class Dolby Atmos recording studio, as well as providing education, training, and experience for aspiring artists, live music crew and recording technicians.

Headliner Spaces has already overseen the renovation of the venue (including installation of a new bar – The Suet Yard – in partnership with Signature Brew) and the studio build.

Lo Lauren

Lo Lauren

With Rudimental confirmed as headline act for what is promised to be an exciting evening of live music at this newly revitalised music hotspot, the future for the venue and its community outreach intent certainly looks bright.

Tickets for the event are available here: