iRadio, along with Cork’s Red FM and Beat 102-103 in the South East have joined forces for a concert called ‘Heroes Aid Live’ – which will raise vital funds for frontline workers and provide much-needed entertainment this May Bank Holiday weekend.
Across the three radio station’s websites, from 7pm to 9pm on Sunday, May 3rd, you can sit back and enjoy stellar live sets from some of Ireland’s best contemporary artists including:
- Gavin James
- John Gibbons
- The 2 Johnnies
- True Tides
- Stephanie Rainey
The idea came about when the stations recently approached Heroes-Aid about the concert and the charity was delighted with this additional cross station radio support, all over Ireland.
Spokesperson for the charity Doug Leddin said:
”We’re keen to highlight that any funds raised will be used to provide practical supports, such as essential PPE (Protective Personal Equipment) and other resources to keep our healthcare Heroes safe as they care for us.
”The Fund also intends to provide longer-term psychological, educational and practical support for frontline Healthcare workers, their children and families who have been negatively impacted by COVID-19”.
The three stations released a combined statement about how this concert came about:
”Each of our radio stations are in touch with our listeners 24-7 and we hear directly from them, how tough they’re finding it but also how grateful they are, for the work being done by frontline staff. In addition, we play all these fantastic artists on our radio stations.
”We were genuinely thrilled but not surprised that they were all so willing to come on board to help support this worthy cause, when we approached them.
”This is going to be a special concert where we’ll combine great music with some really powerful messaging about the work being undertaken daily by frontline staff in each of our regions. We have no doubt our much-valued audiences will join with us in celebrating and fundraising this May Bank Holiday weekend.”
The concert could potentially reach over half a million people in Ireland, with the three stations posting a combined 700,000 weekly listeners & hundreds of thousands of social media followers.
It’s the perfect chance to score some free entertainment on the May bank holiday weekend, and say thank you to our frontline workers who’ve done so much by donating to Heroes-Aid.com.