Islington Mill fundraiser featuring new talent and familiar faces

The first What’s New by Too Many Blogs takes place as Salford’s Islington Mill, raising funds to help keep its doors open.  The venue is fighting against a derelict, partially collapsed roof, unusable fifth floor and attic space and structural problems which pose a long term threat to the building.

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The event, run by Too Many Blogs, will feature headliners Spring King.

#RaiseTheRoof will celebrate new and upcoming music with Leeds’-based Team Picture (making their debut on this side of the Pennines), fellow Leeds three-piece Caro and Brighton’s Our Girl (fronted by The Big Moon’s guitarist Soph Nathan).

Also performing will be Everything Everything’s Jeremy Pritchard before SPring King’s James Green performs a DJ set.

Born and bred in the Manchester scene, and being firm fans of the venue (which has seen 1,700 artists and makers from around the world passing through), Spring King front man Tarek Musa said of their slot:

“The Islington Mill is a very important artistic and musical hub for Salford and Manchester. I have a few friends who are based in the Islington Mill, including Dr. Me who designed our EP artwork for “They’re Coming After You” as well as the single artwork for “Who Are You?”.

He added: “I remember being around 19 or so and seeing Lightning Bolt play one of my favourite ever shows there too. I think it’s important to raise the necessary funds so that the building can expand, so that the community can grow and so that the Mill can continue to be a force of creativity.”

Islington Mill is attempting to raise £735,000 to secure its future through an urgent programme of repair, matching the sum pledged by Arts Council England and Salford Council.

#RaiseTheRoof takes place at Islington Mill on 10 February 2017.  Tickets £10.

You can donate to the Islington Mill fund at