Are the Foo Fighters coming to Cornwall?
I’m down at our caravan parks in Cornwall at the mo and I like to catch up on the local goings-on before I get started with the Foxy Club for the day.
I stumbled across a story this morning that almost had me spitting out my brekky!
Rumours are one of the biggest and most successful rock bands in the world could be set to play a gig in Cornwall.
Organisers behind Heartlands Music Festival, which boasts bands such as UB40, the Happy Mondays and Boomtown Rats, said they are confident of bringing Foo Fighters to the county.
Live At Heartlands director Angela Young has asked for a minimum of 1,000 likes on their Facebook post to trigger a crowdfunding campaign which will support and fund the gig.
She said: “Dave Grohl has always said the band is happy to go where their fans want them and they have supported crowd funded campaigns before.”
“We would be able to convince their management that we can do this in Cornwall. If we put together a successful crowd funded campaign I would be very disappointed if we did not get them in Cornwall next year or in 2016.”
“It would put Cornwall on the map but we need at least 1000 likes to show there’s enough interested to make this campaign worthwhile.”
Ms Young couldn’t confirm where in the County the gig would be staged, but I’ll keep you posted if it’s in a convenient place to tie in with your caravan holidays in Cornwall.
A similar project has been launched by Foo’s fans in a bid to fund a private concert in Birmingham. In only 5 days, more than £90,000 has been raised towards a £150,000 target, in the hope that the band will agree to the show.
Visit the Live At Heartlands Facebook page here www.facebook.com/liveatheartlands to like the Foo Fighters post and keep up to date on all the developments.