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Lacefest looks set to rock Southend in aid of Trust Links

Charity festival, Lacefest, is a taking place this Friday at Chinnerys Live Music Venue on Marine Parade, Southend, and has a fantastic line up that will entertain the crowds for hours! 

Students India-Rose, Lauren, and Lucy, are just three of the members of local punk band, Black Liquorice, who are at the heart of this all day festival, which they hope will be a fantastic day of music and fundraising for Trust Links.

Brought together by their studies, the musicians all share a love for women-led rock bands, and are looking forward to headlining the event with a mix of covers and their own music.

Bassist Lucy Lai, 18, from Billericay said "we want to celebrate music from across different genres and cultures, and we wanted to keep it local, so we asked local musicians to play, chose an independent local venue, and found a local charity to support too”.

India-Rose Barge, 17, from Burnham-on-Crouch continued "we all share a love for punk rock music, and we are all passionate about mental health, and after some research we found local charity Trust Links and wanted to support them. Therapeutic gardens are a great way to recover from a mental health problem and I have known people that would have benefitted from this kind of support, so I hope we raise a lot of money to help Trust Links continue their work.”

India-Rose added "We have had so much support it has been overwhelming. From local bands just starting up, to artists like Bertie Scott who has just released his new single ‘Higher’, we literally have something for everyone! If you like live music, Lacefest is the place to be!” 

Lacefest takes place this Friday at Chinnerys from 2pm – 11pm, and is £5 on the door. For more information search for Lacefest on Instagram or Facebook, or just pop along on Friday!