KT Tunstall is to return ‘Home’ with a gig in Fife which is part of a UK-wide campaign to raise funds for grassroots music venues.
Alongside Pet Shop Boys, Jamie xx, Metronomy, Russell Watson and Passenger, the St. Andrews-raised singer will take part in The second ‘Passport: Back to Our Roots’ with a show at Dunfermline’s PJ Molloys. Her ‘colleagues’ in the campaign will play shows at venues in Brighton, London and Manchester.
The prize draw will run until Monday October 5th via crowdfunder.co.uk/passport-back-to-our-roots.
For a £5 minimum donation to the campaign, music fans will be entered into the draw to win passes to the show of their choice for themselves and a guest.
The artists will be these playing celebratory intimate shows, on dates to be confirmed, when venues are able to open with no social distancing.
Speaking about the campaign Tunstall said: “Without grassroots music venues, there are no big acts. It’s as simple as that. The incredible eco-system of small venues exists, in the vast majority of cases, as labours of love.
“Constantly up against rapidly rising business rates and big developer interests, these essential community hubs are kept alive by often overworked owners and staff with an unending passion for music and the music lovers and musicians they serve.”
Further groups of artists will be announced every month. £75,000 was raised from the first prize draw for entry to concerts by Elbow, Public Service Broadcasting, Everything Everything, The Slow Readers Club and Ash, whose gig will, eventually, take place at Edinburgh’s Sneaky Pete’s.
More at www.passportbacktoourroots.org.