Weekender supports mental health day

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A host of acts, including rock band Nothing But Thieves (pictured above), have been announced to play the virtual Headstock Weekender which coincides with World Mental Health Day (October 10).

The free to view event will be aired on the United We Stream GM platform on October 10 – 11 featuring live performances, talks and immersive wellbeing experiences.

Event organisers were forced to cancel the week-long festival, scheduled to take place in May around Manchester because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Other acts on the two-day bill include Kodaline, Larkins, The Slow Readers Club, Yousef and Prospa.

Headstock Founder Atheer Al-Salim said: “Through the power of music and shared experiences, our goal is to create change by changing the conversation around mental health. Music has a huge role to play in our physical, mental and emotional wellbeing and that applies now, more than ever.

“Like so many live events, our plans for 2020 have had to change, but we’ve adapted to the times, and are delighted to continue our relationship with United We Stream in order to deliver this exciting event.

“We’ve curated a jam-packed programme across World Mental Health Day weekend that combines music, talks and wellbeing experiences, so we really hope that people are able to take what they need from this very special virtual event.”

All donations from the weekender will go towards Help Musicians and Manchester Mind.

If you need mental health support text ‘Shout’ to 85258