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Hatch DIY space experiments with socially distanced shows

Much-loved DIY space Hatch are hosting their first live events since lockdown, with a two-part fundraiser at city centre art gallery Sidney & Matilda.

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A pre-pandemic gig at Hatch's Harwood Street space.

'A Hatch Fundraiser: Live, In Real Life' features two matinee gigs on 6 September, with socially distanced seating plus a bar with good beer.

Each session has a different lineup of local bands, artists and DJs playing for free, with all money raised going to help the collective-run practice space, record label and venue.

Standard tickets are £11.37 for either session, with unwaged tickets at £7.06 and extra donation tickets £16.76.

40 tickets are available for each performance and there'll be covered and uncovered seating at the Sidney Street venue, all with a view of the stage.

"We'd rather you picked one (not both) as we're expecting it to busy and we'd like everyone to get a chance to see something," said Hatch.

The afternoon session features razor-tight bass'n'drum duo Yo Dynamo, soundscape artist Phoneutrian and art punks Dearthworms, plus DJs from Sheffield Live's Two Left Feet.

"Improvised post-punk garage powder kegs" Naguals, wonky noise-pop trio DUCK and the musique concrète collages of Giblet Gusset are on the evening lineup, along with medieval dirge revivalists Slug Milk and DJ sets from performance artist Elizabeth Short.

"Do not come to the gig if you have spent the last month licking doornobs, not wearing a mask in shops and generally being reckless," urge Hatch. "Covid-19 is still a serious issue and we want to be able to do nice things safely."

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