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Memorabilia Auction: Leadmill auctioning off archive items to stay afloat

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As we find ourselves trying to make sense of this new and rapidly evolving reality, independent businesses have been hit incredibly hard by coronavirus. The next days, weeks and months are going to see them pushed to their limit.

Sheffield institution The Leadmill has announced that they will auction off memorabilia and archived merch from artists including Arctic Monkeys, Royal Blood, George Ezra, Biffy Clyro, Sarah Pascoe, Miles Kane, Green Day, Goldfrapp, Blossoms and many more in order to stay in business.

Many of us indies may not be here after the storm has passed

You can place a bid on this much-loved memorabilia here.

Alternatively, they have merch available on their website and will be updating this with limited edition 40th anniversary items.

Bethany Okogba, Promotions Manager of The Leadmill, said: "This is a very difficult time for the hospitality, events and tourism industries. We did not take the decision lightly to sell our memorabilia but it's what we must do in order to survive.

"Every piece we are listing online holds a special memory with at least one member of staff and means a lot to us all as a team. Please support your local independent businesses and your friends who are self employed or may lose their jobs. Many of us indies may not be here after the storm has passed."

Having just entered their 40th anniversary, the venue was very excited about the year ahead until the pandemic broke. They have been putting on amazing events for the people of Sheffield and beyond since 1980 and are a pinnacle part of the city's history and culture. Although they have seen a lot of live shows rescheduled, the venue will be battling on through this difficult time.

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