Nicky Byrne joins stars at sell-out fundraiser for Berkeley survivors
Published 23/07/2015 | 20:49
A sell-out fundraiser for the survivors of the Berkeley balcony collapse was held this evening in The Academy in Dublin.
Large numbers of friends and former classmates of the victims were among the attendance at the Middle Abbey Street venue.
Dubliner Gavin James said he didn’t think twice about adding his name to the line up for the charity gig.
The singer, whose star continues to rise worldwide, was in town to play with his pal Ed Sheeran tonight.
“I just felt I had to do it when one of the organisers contacted me. I just had to because it’s such a good cause,” he told the Herald.
“I’m only back so I’ll be playing through jetlag,” he joked.
It is a whirlwind trip home for the singer as will re-join superstar singer Sam Smith on tour this Sunday.
Two members of Kodaline, Steve Garrigan and Mark Prendergast, also took to the stage last night
Among a large number of bands and performers, all of whom gave their services free were Mundy, Daft Funk, The Fontaines and The Dublin Gospel Choir, Knights of Leon, Kurtis Wade, Heroes in Hiding, Jape, I’m Your Vinyl, and Neon Atlas and more while Westlife’s Nicky Byrne presented.
Tickets were priced at €25 and all proceeds go to the students who suffered life-changing injuries when the balcony gave way in California last month.