Feb 28 2013 by Eleanor Barlow, Ormskirk Advertiser
TWO Liverpool legends will headline a night held in memory of festival-goers who died in a coach crash.
Ian McCulloch, frontman of Echo and the Bunnymen, will perform at Bestival at Nation on Saturday, March 30, along with Ian Broudie, lead singer of The Lightning Seeds.
The event, at the home of Cream, is being held to raise money for the families of Kerry Ogden, 23, from Maghull, and Michael Molloy, 18, from Woolton, who died when the coach travelling back to Liverpool from Bestival, in the Isle of Wight, crashed on the A3 in Hindhead, Surrey last year.
Coach driver Colin Daulby, 63, from Warrington, also died in the crash.
Money from the fundraiser will also go to Zach Washington-Young, 23, who suffered life-changing injuries in the accident.
Other acts on the bill include Liverpool five-piece The Tea Street Band, the Cuban Brothers, Is Tropical, Killaflaw and Hoodie Ledbetter.
On the decks for the evening will be Bestival organiser and BBC Radio 1 DJ Rob Da Bank as well as Juice FM DJ Chris McGee – who fractured his back in the crash.
There will be a ‘Very Special Guest’ who organisers have yet to announce but say is “synonymous with rocking the dancefloor over the past 20 years”.
Liverpool’s Steve Parry, Dave Whelan, Phil Fearon and James Silk and Bestival's Little Chief will also be DJing.
A spoken word set will be provided by infamous drugs baron Howard Marks, aka Mr Nice, and a screening of concert film The Chemical Brothers: ‘Don't Think’.
After the crash in September the festival had originally announced plans to set up a fund for the victims but later decided to hold the memorial night.
Speaking after announcing the event, organiser Rob da Bank said: “Bestival HQ and everyone connected to Bestival were devastated by what happened after our festival on the A3.
“We have been working to get an event set up to show some love and hopefully raise lots of money for those affected and their families and we are pleased it is in the hometown of many of those involved – Liverpool.”
Tickets cost £16.25 including booking fee and are available from Ticketline.