Virtual Quayfest back to raise money for Weldmar

Virtual Quayfest back to raise money for Weldmar

Published by George Sharpe at 12:01am 10th May 2020.

Weymouth's Virtual Quayfest is back for a second round this weekend.

The Quayside music extravaganza went digital after it's in-person event was called off this year because of coronavirus.

'Virtual Quayfest 2 - We go again' is bringing the festival back into our homes to raise money for Weldmar Hospice this weekend with 12 hours of live music.

For their first virtual event on Easter Sunday, they raised £15,000 for Dorset County Hospital. They're hoping they can raise just as much, if not more, for Weldmar Hospicecare today.



They're promising an even better show this time around.

Last time, the majority of artists performed acoustic sets but they'll now have music from full bands playing on the live stream.

Ollie Coe from local band 'The Leggomen' said:

"The response was absolutely amazing and especially from local businesses. We'd actually hit £4,000 before we started and that is purely from local businesses chipping in.

"Locally and for the community, it's been outstanding and we just hope we can do something for Weldmar."

Talking about the last event, Ollie said despite being apart, Weymouth pulled together:

"We had just floods of people wanting to help which was amazing, which is such a good thing about our community."

Today's live-streamed event kicks at 11 am from their Facebook page.