Arctic Monkeys have teamed up with Music Venue Trust to launch a crowdfunder to raise funds for The Leadmill in Sheffield and other independent grassroots venues across the UK.

Harking from Sheffield, it is clear to see why The Leadmill holds a special place in Arctic Monkeys’ hearts and so the impact that Covid-19 has had on not just this venue, but hundreds around the UK, is truly devastating. Providing a stage for countless artists at the beginning of their careers, grassroots venues are a vital part of the UK’s culture. Since closing their doors back in March, The Leadmill, like most other venues, has had to work to reschedule or cancel over 120 events. With no clear opening date on the horizon, the future of this legendary Sheffield venue and the dedicated staff who run it, is now uncertain.

After announcing the competition today, you could be in with the chance of winning something very exciting! Alex Turner is giving away his Fender Stratocaster Guitar, which was used in the early days of the bands career. Entry is £5 and everyone who enters will receive an invite to a special screening of the bands performance at Reading Festival in 2006. The viewing will be shown at 8:00pm BS on Wednesday 26th August 2020 and will remain available for 24 hours.

You can enter as many times as you wish, and all the funds will go to The Music Venue Trust to support The Leadmill in Sheffield and other independent music venues across the UK.

Click here to find out more, and do your bit to help!