News has come in to us this morning that the Coalfields Festival will be working in collaboration with local recording studio Studio 24 to release their very own charity single, proceeds of which will go towards the festivals normal charities – Barnsley Hospice and Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.

Studio 24 manager Brett Jackson.

Studio 24 manager Brett Jackson.

The Studio just so happen to be also running one of the stages at this years festival. Each band billed to play are being asked to play and/or sing a couple of lines for a re-worked version of We Are the World, which was originally released 1985 to raise money for USA For Africa and was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie. The owner of Studio 24, Brett Jackson explains; ‘We’re really excited to be able to do something like this for charity. We’ve asked The Bar Steward Sons of Val Doonican to re-write the lyrics so that they’ll be more Barnsley based and they’re coming into the Studio on Friday (5th July) to record the instrumentals. The Bar-Steward Sons are no strangers to the charity single. Last year they released a charity album to raise money for Barnsley Hopice and has often put together charity concerts for local causes too.
‘We’ll also be having a couple of original tracks from the bands playing at Coalfields on the CD so that it’s not just a single song release.’

The single, which will be available as a limited edition CD at Coalfields Festival on July 27th as well as downloadable through the Coalfields website and will be priced at £3.00.

The studio will be open for bands to record their lines on the following days: July 5th, 7th, 12th and from the 14th until the 17th. Bands playing at Coalfields Festival are invited to contact Studio 24 for a time to go and record their lines for the single.

For more information about Coalfields Festival or Studio 24, visit their facebook pages or official websites.


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