Punks 4 Mental Health is holding a mini festival to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week on the weekend of May 12th and 13th. The festival will be held across two venues, Crowleys Rock Bar in Swansea and The Mason’s in LLanlli. Doors open 7pm at both events and it’s Free Entry!
Punks 4 Mental Health is a DIY initiative setup to challenge the stigma around mental health, which is an issue which affects many in the alternative community, who often identify and express themselves through underground music, because of its ability to tackle difficult subjects head on and remain uncensored and unmoderated. They describe their aim as
“Promoting affirming attitudes around mental health through live music and community organising“
It is a cause which all of us here at DeathMonkey fully supports and endorses. Artists are particularly vulnerable to mental health issues and it is their talent for songwriting and their empathy that helps communicate with fans experiencing similar problems and provide solace that their not alone and that somebody can speak both to and for them, about what they’re going through.
Playing at Crowley’s on the Saturday Night are Death Monkey‘s own “World Vs. World” as well as Trackstar/Pornstar and Fat Wreck which both feature members from some of DMR’s roster of artists all in support of this amazing Punks 4 Mental Health event which promotes something important in as awesome a way as possible!