BATS, Hunter-Gatherer, Groom play Haiti Fundraiser

Hey folks, I’m after organising a fundraiser for the charity GOAL, which will be taking place in the Twisted Pepper on Thursday 4th February. Hope to see you there!

Here’s the press release:

Rockers, DJs and Bakers get together to raise money for Haiti

A fundraising gig and bake sale will take place in Dublin’s Twisted Pepper venue next week to raise money for people affected by the devastating earthquake in Haiti.

Dublin bands BATS, Hunter-Gatherer and Groom will play at the venue on Middle Abbey St on Thursday 4th February on what promises to be a fantastic night of fundraising for GOAL.

Organised by journalist and 2XM presenter Aoife Barry (of the ‘Sweet Oblivion’ radio show and blog), the event will kick off at 7pm when bakers begin selling their delicious homemade cakes (including vegan and gluten-free options) – with all money going to GOAL. The cake-selling will continue for the night but at 8pm the first of the three bands will take to the stage.

After the bands have finished their sets, the partying will continue upstairs in the Mezz room with DJ sets from Nialler9, Popical Island DJs and the Mary Jane Girls.

Tickets for the event can be bought on the door for €10 and there will be a raffle on the night.

Aoife said: “Like everyone in Ireland, I was shocked to hear about the devastation caused by the earthquake in Haiti, which is one of the world’s poorest countries. I wanted to do something to help GOAL do its work in Haiti and thought that a gig would be a great way to bring the music community together so we could all do our bit to help. The cake sale element is a way of boosting funds on the night but also for showcasing the skills of local amateur bakers and I’ve been stunned with the reaction so far. Everyone has been hugely positive and I would love if we raised a substantial amount of money for GOAL. I’d like to thank everyone who has offered to volunteer or help in any way with the gig, and hope to see a great crowd there on the night.”

To find out more, visit or the official Facebook page at


7 Comments Add yours

  1. good work aoife,
    best of luck

    (your post says jan 4th by the way)

    1. sweetoblivion26 says:

      Dang! I keep doing that!! Weird…
      Thanks tho Leigh, appreciate it 🙂

  2. Nay says:

    Cannywate 😉

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