A selection of Sheffield’s most iconic musicians are coming together in support of tree campaigners in the city.
At an upcoming sold out benefit gig, Richard Hawley, Jarvis Cocker and Nick Banks from Pulp, as well as John McClure from Reverend and the Makers will all provide DJ sets, while the Everly Pregnant Brothers will be performing live.
The group have reportedly organised the event of their own accord in support of campaigners.
The ‘Get Off Our Tree’ concert aims to raise funds for the Sheffield Tree Action Group (STAG). Now sold out, it will take place on Friday 16 March in Sheffield City Hall’s ballroom and starts at 9.30pm. Tickets cost £15, with the option to donate extra.
STAG was set up to represent local tree action groups protesting the council-backed ‘Streets Ahead’ scheme. The scheme includes felling huge numbers of trees across Sheffield, which many locals feel is not only unnecessary but wrong.