A charity fundraiser organised for the survivors of the Berkeley balcony collapse held at the Academy in Dublin last night has been deemed a success by its organisers . It is believed that the event had a large attendance figure with the majority of the crowd being friends and former classmates of the victims.
The event saw a number of high profile celeberity names in attendance including local singer Gavin James who said he could not pass up attending the gig saying he had to attend as it was for a ” good cause”. The event also saw two members from one of the country’s bands Kodaline appear on stage, Steve Garrigan and Mark Prendergast who took to the stage to perform a number of the bands biggest hits all in aid of the survivors of the tragic disaster.
The fundraiser also saw a large number of bands perform for free including: 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.
The event was hosted by former Westlife singer Nicky Byrne, tickets went on sale recently an were priced at €25 each with all the proceeds going to the famailies of the students who suffered life changing injuries in the disaster.