Emma’s Event is a twelve-hour new wave/punk/indie/ska marathon concert to raise awareness about drugs after the death of a local girl Emma Johnson after a night out featuring ten local bands at the Roundhouse in Halliwell, Bolton on July 27, 2013. Doors open at 11am and will close at midnight-ish. For a list of confirmed bands, take a look at our line up page.
Although there will be no charge at the door, Emma’s Event guests are encouraged to donate to Bolton based charity, Be Strong Have Hope online, or during the event.
Emma went on a night out 9 weeks ago,was having a good time with her mates,as far as we are aware she had taken recreational drugs,we still do not know to this date whether these drugs were contaminated,we are awaiting toxicology reports and inquest reports to know a clearer picture.she died on the Sunday at about 13.30pm after going into cardiac arrest and they could not resuscitate her,she was 21 years old,had a good job and a loving family,as you can imagine we are devastated.Lee decided to arrange an event to raise money and awareness so other families do not have to go through the pain and anguish that we have been through.the event will take place on Saturday 27th July and will consist of 10 bands, punk indie and mod all playing free of charge,raffles and a auction will also take place,the bolton evening news are also interviewing lee on the 11th July and will be at the event.there is a website called emmasevent and on Facebook the Emma Johnson charity event,if you require any more information mail me back or contact lee