Cult music hero Tim Smith benefit gig at The Continental

Posted on - 13th June, 2016 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Broadgate, Charities, Music, What's On in Preston
Tim Smith, who led The Cardiacs, one of the bands who inspired Blur

Tim Smith, who led The Cardiacs, one of the bands who inspired Blur

A Preston man is organising a benefit concert for a cult music hero.


Tim Smith, of The Cardiacs, suffered a heart attack and stroke in 2008 and continues on the road to recovery.

Long-time Preston promoter DJ Bik is taking over The Continental for a day as part of a fundraising show.

Eleven acts are booked for the show, labelled a The Whole World Window – A Benefit for Tim Smith – on Saturday 16 July.

Beginning at 2pm the acts on the line up include Sterbus, Britney, All Hail Hyena, 7 Shades, The Scaramanga Six, Sweet Deals on Surgery, Trojan Horse, Adam Shaw, The Jackpot Golden Boys, Sean Keefe, Tom Robinson and Ashda.

DJ Bik said: “Basically, Tim is poorly and needs a lot of care on his road to recovery. I decided as a local promotor but pull together bands inspired by Tim’s band, Cardiacs, to raise funds for him. As a devoted Cardiacs fan, it was an honour to do this

“Initially began as a 4 band bill at my usual place where I put on shows, The Ferret, but then the amount of musicians and bands who wanted in on this swelled, as did my ideas for the show.

“I took the decision to move the concert to the Ferret’s big sister, The New Continental in Preston as it afforded me to opportunity for an outdoor acoustic stage as well as longer show time inside to accommodate all the bands who demanded to play!”

The first 50 ticket holders are to receive a limited edition cassette or CD album as part of a Riverside Treats goodie bag. This also includes artwork and poster from the show, daisy seeds, confetti, button badge, sticker, a fanzine and chance to win a signed setlist from one of the bands.

Tickets for the show are £15 and available from Seetickets and Wegottickets

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