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04 April 2021

Coldplay, The Clash, Arctic Monkeys And Others Donate Vinyl To Charity

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Coldplay, The Clash, Arctic Monkeys and others have donated rare vinyl to the charity exhibition, Pressing Matters, to be auctioned off.

The exhibition, Pressing Matters, has been created by Helium London and curated by Pavement Licker, and will see artists making artwork out of rare vinyl and test pressings, which will then be presented at a month-long exhibition and then later auctioned off.

Pressing Matters will be held at 5 Carlos Place, London at the headquarters of MATCHESFASHION from 4-29 May.

All proceeds will go to the grassroots charity Music Support, who provide mental health support to those working in the music industry.

Speaking of the new event, Helium London founder and CEO Jennifer McCormick said: “Navigating a world in recovery can be a daunting, overwhelming experience with fear of being judged leading to many folks protecting their sobriety from common knowledge.

“Creating this exhibition has been the most wonderful convergence of my personal and work life in order to champion Music Support. It has brought together phenomenal talent without prejudice and forged new creative relationships all united in breaking down barriers surrounding addiction and mental health.”

Music Support co-founder Matt Thomas said: “Words can’t express our gratitude to all those who have come together and donated vinyl or time to this incredible project which will enable us to reach and serve more people at this incredibly difficult time for the industry.

Music Support was created to have a direct, positive impact and 5 years later we continue to provide relevant services, to more people, across a broader section of the music industry, than ever. This couldn’t be a more fitting 5th birthday celebration. Thank you.”

You can see the full list of the musicians contributing to the event on the poster below.

Contemporary artists creating unique pieces from rare test pressing vinyl, raising money for Music Support

And see the details of the exhibition at Helium London’s website here