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Singer Laura to play chapel fundraising gig

Online solo performance to boost Upper Street venue’s bid to survive coronavirus crisis

05 June, 2020

Laura Marling’s show will avalable to watch online tomorrow night (Saturday). Photo: Justin Tyler

SINGER Laura Marling is to play a solo concert at the Union Chapel, the iconic music venue in Upper Street which has warned it is struggling to survive the coronavirus crisis.

Ticket-buyers will be sent a link to watch an ultra high definition stream of her performance tomorrow (Saturday) evening at 8pm.

The Union Chapel, survived a demolition threat 25 years to become one of London’s most unique settings for live music.

But like all venues, it faces a potentially long wait to have gig-goers back through the door.

The building has been used as a crisis centre food distribution hub during the lockdown.

Tickets are £12 and available through the DICE app. Ms Marling, who is raising money for the Trussell Trust and Refuge, had to postpone her European tour as the outbreak took hold.

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