Live music to return to Doncaster's Wool Market as virtual concert is announced
Live music is to return to Doncaster’s popular Wool Market this weekend with the streaming of a virtual concert.
After almost a year of not being able to welcome local musicians to perform, the venue is bringing back local talent to create a virtual gig experience, Wool Market Live, streamed via Facebook on Saturday March 13 from 7pm.
Friday and Saturday nights at the Wool Market are well known for showcasing local artists – and Wool Market Live will allow regulars to enjoy music live from their own homes.
Alongside great local talent there will also be cocktail and DIY pizza masterclasses from the Wool Market's own traders and messages from Doncaster artists to help celebrates small businesses.
Market Asset Management director, Hayden Ferriby, said "The pleasure of listening to live music is immeasurable. Seeing a musician bring out the joy in audiences is something we have all missed, and local musicians have been hard hit by COVID over the past year. We wanted to remind everyone of the fantastic talent out there that will be excited to be performing in front of them again very soon. Simply put, there's nothing quite like experiencing live music."
The Wool Market Live event will be live-streamed on the Wool Market Facebook page and free for everyone to enjoy.
David Shaul from MAM said, "We want to offer local bands, sound technicians, photographers and videographers opportunities while bringing a taste of normal back to our loyal audience."
The headline performers are popular local band The Messengers and the talented Laura Kelly, with messages of hope and excitement from other performers and venues.
The Messengers said “We would like to thank the Market Asset Management team in particular David Shaul for asking us to be part of their promotion. It is an honour and privilege. We have always had a brilliant relationship with them since The Wool Market opened and look forward to working with them in the future.”
Laura Kelly said “Doncaster Wool Market is one of the most vibrant and exciting new additions to the Doncaster music scene. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it! Working with such talented people to create something special for our community is a joy and a privilege.”