Festival venture for town’s musicians

A GROUP of Scarborough musicians are heading to one of Britain’s most famous festivals to launch a new recording venture.

The team will be at this year’s Glastonbury festival setting up a mobile recording studio in the form of an old school reggae record shack.

The venture will be based in the Shangri La area of the festival, and is being created by Scarborough volunteers Mark Hewitt, Ben Wilkinson, Liam Robson, Jez Wilkinson, Chris Jones, Linda Duggan, Tom Adams and Damon Cammish.

Visitors to the studio will be encouraged to record and ‘release’ a chart topper.

Punters, bands, rappers, poets will have a short time to record and create their track, which the team will finish, roughly master and then uploaded online so the public can then download their favourite tracks.

The tracks with the most downloads will then be included on a compilation album that Aerosolik Record will release as a follow-up.

The album’s release will be a fundraiser for Macmillan’s Cancer Trust.

The team will be taking time out of their day jobs to construct and run the studio over the Glastonbury weekend, and then bring it all back once it is over.

It is a trial run for this concept and if successful they hope to roll it out to festivals all over the UK.

They now need assistance in transporting the equipment to and from the festival.

They require a van from June 19 to 28 and are looking for donations to cover the fuel.

Clean blankets are also sought to help sound proof the tent they will be recording in!

If w anyone can help with the loan of a van or blankets please contact Jez Wilkinson or Linda Duggan on 07831492885.