Coronavirus in Scotland: Liam Gallagher donates bunch of prizes to help save Glasgow venue on brink of closure

Liam Gallagher is giving fans the chance to bag themselves some money-can’t-buy signed memorabilia – and it’s all to raise funds for a Glasgow music venue at risk of permanent closure.

The Priory, on Sauchiehall Street, is struggling to stay afloat due to the Covid pandemic, having failed to qualify for government financial support.

Over the years, the basement venue has hosted early gigs from the likes of Gerry Cinnamon and Baby Strange, while its club nights have seen some of the world’s biggest DJs take to the decks.

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After hearing the venue is at risk of permanent closure, Gallagher donated a number of items to a special prize draw to help raise vital funds.

The former Oasis frontman donated a signed setlist from his Down By The River Thames livestream, a signed limited edition 7” box set of his Why Me? Why Not album, and £200 of vouchers for his clothing store, Pretty Green.

The Mancunian singer is also giving away weekend tickets to watch him perform live at this summer's TRNSMT Festival, assuming it goes ahead.

Speaking of the competition, Gallagher said: “I can’t wait to get back to playing for the fans. But in the meantime, we need to look after the live industry and support our venues.”

John Jokey, owner of the Priory said: “We can’t thank Liam enough for his generosity.

Liam Gallagher has donated items to help save Glasgow venue The Priory.
Liam Gallagher has donated items to help save Glasgow venue The Priory.

“It will be a huge help in keeping us going until we can put on live music again and get back to supporting up and coming musicians.”

To be in with a chance of winning, visit the crowdfunder page.

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