DJs take a trip down musical memory lane for fundraiser

Paul Giovanni Rea and Ash Howell at Kendal Calling in 2009.
Paul Giovanni Rea and Ash Howell at Kendal Calling in 2009.

A charity event in Lancaster will have a nineties and noughties music theme with some of the district’s best loved DJs on the line up.

This will be the third year of Live On in Lancaster, organised by Gemma Rea, whose twin brother Paul tragically died of hypothermia while on a snowboarding holiday in Andorra five years ago, aged 24.

Gemma, from Carr Bank, near Arnside, said the event has been held for the last three years in memory of her brother, who went to Dallam School between 1997 and 2002, to raise funds for the North West Air Ambulance and the RNLI.

Live On will take place at The Apothecary in Penny Street, Lancaster on March 20, between 7pm and 2am, and will feature DJ sets from Geeza Bilton, Mark Jackson, Adam Kellet, Jack Bee, Sourpuss DJ’s (first set since 2009), and DJ Havoc.

Gemma said: “The event is nineties and noughties themed and a lot of the music will be themed around this but will also include other DJ sets too, including beatboxing.

“We also have a company called Obliviate who will be performing LED Poi and some Fire Poi.

“The ticket price is £7 and includes a pornstar martini shot on entry.”

A raffle will be held with prizes including two x Happy Monday’s tickets, two x Olly Murs tickets, two x Diversity tickets, a Family Pass to Ullswater Steamers, a Family Pass to Ravenglass & Eskdale Railways, meals at the Ship Inn, VIP Family Pass to the World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, a two hour photoshoot, various hair treatments at Em J’s in Arnside and two passes to Sandcastle in Blackpool and various other prizes.

Gemma added: “Ashley Howell has helped me organise the event and is part of Sourpuss DJs.

“DJ Havoc is our cousin and Mark Jackson is my brother-in-law.

“The other DJs are people who have kindly volunteered to help put on a great night in Paul’s memory.”

Tickets are available from the Live On Facebook page.