Bataclan memorial concert announced

Bataclan memorial concert announced

The family of British music merchandiser Nick Alexander, who was killed in the Bataclan terrorist attack, are launching a landmark charity concert to mark the anniversary of the tragedy. 

A Peaceful Noise will debut at Shepherd's Bush Empire on November 15 and aims to honour the music lovers who lost their lives on the night, and to kick-start a movement that uses music to raise awareness, unite and pay tribute to all those who were affected by the attack.

The event will raise money for two music-related charities, The Nick Alexander Memorial Trust and Josh Homme’s Sweet Stuff Foundation.

Zoe Alexander, Nick’s sister and A Peaceful Noise founder, said: “Live music was Nick’s passion and it seemed only fitting that we mark the anniversary of his passing in this way. Everyone who lost their lives that night had a shared love of music and we’re thrilled to bring some of Nick’s favourite artists together for this celebration of unity, peace and rock and roll."

The concert will feature performances from a host of Nick’s friends and contemporaries including Maximo Park, ex-Supergrass frontman Gaz Coombes, Travis singer Fran Healy and Frank Turner, who will be playing his only London date this year. There will also be DJ sets from Bloc Party’s Russell Lissack, Vicar/DJ Father Brian Ralph and Matt Walsh, with more to be announced.

Frank Turner said: “Losing Nick in the horrible events in Paris was the worst part of last year; he was truly one of the good guys. Bringing people together in the spirit of peace and music for an evening is the least we can do for his memory, I'm honoured to be asked to play.”

Tickets are on sale now, priced £26.

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