Leeds based promoters Filth are to donate all of the proceeds from their upcoming 10th Birthday event to a Malawian volunteer centre specialising in community projects.
The day and night party which takes place on Saturday 13th May with Marshall Jefferson and Tim Green is the first in Filth’s series of efforts to help raise £20,000 by the end of 2017. The final sum of money will then be used to aid in the running of a music school based at Butterfly Space in Malawi, Africa.
Operating since 2007, Butterfly Space is a community based lodge that brings together Malawians and tourists through a range of projects, accommodating for whatever initiative each individual group of volunteers and locals are passionate about.
Working alongside Butterfly Space, Filth were able to lay the foundations for a music and media centre back in 2012 in the hope of providing disadvantaged musicians a place to learn a develop their skills. All money raised by the 10th birthday party, and subsequent events throughout the rest of year, will go toward maintaining and developing the music school based at Butterfly Space by paying for a range of studio equipment, laptops, and lessons in how to record music at a professional level.
The 10th Birthday event will see the doors to one of Leeds’ most infamous defunct venues, The Garage, open for one night only to house the party, with Chicago house originator Marshall Jefferson, Cocoon’s Tim Green and host of local favourites steering the party well into the early hours.