During the Covid 19 crisis we have been offering our tour buses to hospitals as rest and relaxation facilities for front line staff. BBC's The One Show ran a piece on what we are doing here and Channel Four's Steph Show covered it here.

The Big Band Bus Raffle has closed!

Thank you so much to everyone who bought raffle tickets and to all the artists and companies throughout the music industry who donated prizes!!! Together we have raised a ton of cash to fund our initiative to park tour buses outside of hospitals for use as rest areas for frontline NHS staff.


The raffle winners are:

2000TREES 2021 FESTIVAL TICKETS - Hal Chavasse

5SOS TICKETS & SOUNDCHECK EXPERIENCE - Jonathan Linley

ARCTANGENT FESTIVAL TICKETS - Malgorzata Gawrysiak

BLACK DEER FESTIVAL TICKETS - Ruth Elizabeth Rooney

BLOSSOMS SIGNED TOUR POSTER - Chloe Currell

CORNBURY MUSIC FESTIVAL TICKETS - Amanda Attwood

CRAIG DAVID TICKETS - Rebbeca Cook

EDITORS OM SMITH'S BOOTS - Phil Petts

ELBOW SIGNED POSTER - Ivo Darling

FRANK CARTER & THE RATTLESNAKES BUNDLE - Michael Keers

FRANK TURNER ACOUSTIC GUITAR - Birte Pupkes

GROOVE ARMADA FOOTBALL SHIRT & SIGNED VINYL - JC Gibson

HANS ZIMMER LIVE TICKETS - Natalie Williams

KATE TEMPEST SIGNED COPY OF WASTED - Lawrence McCrossan

KIM WILDE SIGNED ALBUM & PHOTOCARD - Kenny Meek

ORBITAL SIGNEDBOXSET - Lewis Hicks-Pattison

PALACE Signed Test Pressing - Harry Mohamed

PASSENGER TICKETS - Amber Measures

PAUL HARTNOLL SIGNED VINYL - Lewis Hicks-Pattison

PAUL WELLER CONCERT TICKETS & MERCH BUNDLE - Corryn Jade

PLACEBO BOXSET - Michael Keers

PORTISHEAD VINYL LP - Robin Critchard

SAM FENDER LIMITED EDITION VINYL & POSTER BUNDLE - Libby Cater

SLAMDUNK FESTIVAL TICKETS - Kimberley Allen

SUPERGRASS FESTIVAL TICKETS - Ben Whitehurst

THE 1975 GOODYBAG - Che Jones

VFB 7 FREE DAYS' HIRE OF A LUXURY SPLITTER VAN - James Melling

WOMAD FESTIVAL TICKETS - Sarah Jacobs

The winners will be contacted by email over the next couple of days and the prizes posted out ASAP.

You can still donate to our Just Giving fundraising campaign here.


artist prizes

5SOS

4 tickets to see the multi award winning and multi-platinum selling Australian pop rock band perform at a venue near you during their No Shame Tour of the UK in 2021.  The lucky winner will also get the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join the pre-show soundcheck experience.

7 day free hire of a luxury splitter van

7 days' free hire of one of our Luxury 9 seat splitter vans at any point over the next 12 months. The vehicle can be used for touring, a holiday, or even for moving house! The winners will need to meet our Terms & Conditions of hire which can be read here and will be responsible for any damage done to the vehicle while it is in their possession (so please don't trash it!).


BLOSSOMS

2018 UK Tour Poster signed by the band. This is A3 and framed. 

CRAIG DAVID

A pair of tickets see to the singer, songwriter, rapper, DJ and record producer at a venue near you during his Hold That Thought UK Arena Tour in April 2021.  David has 20 UK Top 40 singles, and seven UK Top 40 albums, selling over 15,000,000 records worldwide as a solo artist.  He has been nominated for fourteen Brit Awards: five times for Best British Male, and twice receiving a Grammy Award nomination for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance.

 

EDITORS

Tom Smith's boots!! These leather boots have been gigged to death. He wore them from the "In This Light" tours, off and on till the "In Dream" era. They’ve graced hundreds of stages; Werchter, Glastonbury, toured the States and all the rest.

Elbow

A beautiful A2 lithograph poster signed by the band.

FRANK CARTER & THE rattlesnakes

One of only 300 ever produced ‘Hyper Deluxe’ Editions of Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes’s third album End of Suffering. Includes:

  • Backpack designed by Dean
  • Super limited edition End Of Suffering vinyl LP exclusive to the Hyper Deluxe set. Inc Download code
  • Unique customised & signed copy of 'The Book' paint splattered by Frank includes CD of the album.
  • End Of Suffering limited edition cassette signed by the Frank & Dean
  • A zine with exclusive first look photos that is only available in this Hyper Edition
  • Marker pens to customise your backpac
  • Patches to stick on your backpack …or wherever you like
  • We threw in some stickers for good measure and the classic Snake Dagger pin badge.

FRANK TURNER

This black Epiphone Hummingbird Pro electric-acoustic guitar is owned by Frank Turner and was used live by him between 2016 and 2018. Frank will sign the guitar and make it out to the winner after the draw.

FRANK TURNER

Super rare - this is one of the two 22" kick drum skins that adorned the front of Nigel Powell's drum kit for the entirety of the touring for "Tape Deck Heart". The drum skin can be supplied unsigned or signed by Frank, as the winning bidder wishes.

Groove Armada

A signed Superstylin’ Football Shirt and signed vinyl album GA21 marking 21 years since they were formed from electronic music duo, Groove Armada


HANS ZIMMER

A pair of tickets to see Hans Zimmer, who has created some of the best-known and most influential film scores of our time, at either London’s O2 on Friday 5th March 2021 or at Manchester Arena on Sunday 7th March 2021.  The composer - who received his 11th Oscar nomination in 2018 for the film score of Christopher Nolan’s box office hit Dunkirk - has reinvented the format for live film music performance.


Kate Tempest

A signed copy of critically acclaimed play, Wasted by English spoken word Mercury Prized nominated performer, poet, recording artist, novelist and playwright Kate Tempest


KIM WILDE

Kim Wilde - signed album and photo card from English pop singer Kim Wilde who is the most-charted British female solo act of the 1980s with seventeen UK Top 40 hit singles.


ORBITAL

A signed limited edition boxset of Monsters Exist the most recently released album from electronic dance music duo and NME award winners Orbital.


palace

A signed Test Pressing of alternative rock band Palace’s second album Life After.


ENTER RAFFLE

PASSENGER

A pair of much sought after tickets to see the multi-award winning, platinum-selling singer-songwriter at either his sold-out homecoming show at Brighton Dome on Tuesday 8th September 2020 or at London ’s O2 Brixton Academy on Wednesday 9th September 2020.  The tickets can be carried over to the re-scheduled shows should these be postponed.


Paul Hartnoll

Signed vinyl of Paul Hartnoll’s album '8:58'


Paul Weller

4 tickets to see Paul Weller, one of the most revered music writers and performers of the past 30 years, at a venue nearest to you during his next live tour in 2021.  As if that’s not enough The Modfather has a thrown in a bundle of merchandise as part of the prize.


Placebo

Placebo - ‘A Place For Us To Dream’ boxset (black vinyl edition)

The deluxe box set comes as a 4 x 180 GSM heavyweight black vinyl version and includes an exclusive 24 page booklet of never-before-seen images curated by Brian Molko & Stefan Olsdal from their private collections.


Portishead

A UK 'Deluxe Limited Edition' double vinyl LP from the pioneers of trip hop.  Comprises the 11 album tracks pressed on Heavyweight Vinyl alongside the 1-track 'Machine Gun' 12" single pressed on Etched Vinyl plus BONUS 1GB USB featuring the 11-track album and 4 mini films. All housed in a sealed deluxe numbered picture box complete with a Bonus Limited Edition Art Print by Nick Uff.


sam fender

A signed limited-edition vinyl and poster bundle from the Geordie singer song writer and Brit Award winner, whose debut album entered the UK album charts straight in at No. 1.  Signature can be made to the winner after the draw.

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Supergrass

4 tickets to see recently reformed Oxford based multi-platinum selling Supergrass at a UK summer festival in 2021. You will be able to choose which festival you want to see them at once Supergrass' 2021 festival schedule is announced in early 2021.


The 1975

A goody bag from the number one chart topping Manchester based pop rock band.


festival tickets

2000trees festival

A pair of tickets to 2000Trees, the multi-award winning independent 15,000 capacity festival, set in the stunning Cotswold Hills at Upcote Farm, Withington, near Cheltenham in Gloucestershire from Thursday 8th to Saturday 10th July 2021

arctangent festival

A pair of tickets to ArcTanGent Festival, the most popular British summer festival for math rock, post rock, progressive metal and experimental music and held annually at Fernhill Farm in Somerset. The tickets are for the next ArcTenGent festival which takes place from Thursday 19th until Saturday 21st August 2021

Black deer festival

A pair of tickets to Black Deer, a festival of Americana and Country music, at Eridge Park in Kent from Friday 18th to Sunday 20th June 2021 featuring artists such as Wilco, The Waterboys, Saving Grace feat. Robert Plant & Suzi Dian, The Dead South and many more.

cornbury music festival

A pair of tickets to Cornbury Music Festival, England ’s most civilised annual gathering, in Great Tew Park in Oxfordshire from Friday 9th to Sunday 11th July 2021

SlamDunk festival

A pair of tickets to Slam Dunk, the Pop-Punk, Emo, Metal, and Alternative Music Festival held in Leeds and Hatfield over May Bank Holiday.  These tickets are for either Saturday 29th May 2021 at Leeds Temple Newsam OR Sunday 30th May 2021 at Hatfield Temple Park

womad festival

A pair of tickets to World of Music Arts and Dance (WOMAD) festival, one of the longest established cultural events in the world, at Charlton Park in Wiltshire from Thursday 22nd to Sunday 25th July 2021