The Leadmill announces memorabilia auctionsPosted by: Claudia Downs
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The Leadmill has sadly announced that they will auction off much loved memorabilia and archived merch in order to stay afloat during the uncertainty of COVID-19. This includes items from artists including George Ezra, Sarah Pascoe, Miles Kane, Green Day, Goldfrapp, Blossoms and many more. They are also selling signed items from Biffy Clyro, Arctic Monkeys, Arcade Fire and even the coffin Royal Blood used for their stage show back in 2014. You can place a bid on their much loved memorabilia by clicking here.
A guitar, made from pieces of the Leadmill's old floor, and signed by each member of the Arctic Monkeys, is one of the items up for auction.
Alternatively, they also have merch on their website and will be updating this with limited edition 40th anniversary items. Click here to browse the shop.
The Leadmill have just entered their 40th anniversary and were very excited about the year ahead until the pandemic broke. They have been supplying amazing events to the people of Sheffield since 1980 and are a pinnacle part of the city's history and culture. Although they have seen a lot of live shows reschedule, the venue will be battling on through this difficult time. They released a statement earlier today, explaining their decision to stay open for the time being. You can read the full statement on Facebook here.
The decision to remain open has been met with praise from the general public, with many wishing them the best of luck and asking how best to support the venue during this time.
Bethany Okogba, Promotions Manager of The Leadmill, says “this is a very difficult time for the hospitality, events and tourism industries. We did not take the decision lightly to sell our memorabilia, but it’s what we must do in order to survive. Every piece we are listing online holds a special memory with at least one member of staff and means a lot to us all as a team. Please support your local independent businesses and your friends who are self employed, they may lose their jobs. Many of us indies may not be here after the storm has passed.”
"We do hope you will support us in this decision," Leadmill wrote in their statement, "We are an independent business with real people at the heart of it. We will get through this Sheffield, we need our northern grit now more than ever!"