Radiohead, Foo Fighters, and more have raised a whopping $142,200 for Live Nation’s COVID-19 charity.
A whole slew of bands designed one-of-a-kind Brompton Bikes for an auction (via Greenhouse Auctions), and the proceeds went to Crew Nation, which supports live music crews affected by the pandemic.
Big name artists like Foo Fighters, Radiohead, Phoebe Bridgers, LCD Soundsystem, Khruangbin, Dinosaur Jr., Rise Against, Enrique Iglesias, Dinosaur Jr., Nathan East, Oh Wonder, Underworld, Neko Case, and Sub Pop.
A folding bike – designed by Oxfordshire band Radiohead – has raised over £17,000 pounds at auction! ?
All proceeds are going to Crew Nation; a Global relief fund set up to support live music crews affected by the cancellation of concerts because of COVID-19. pic.twitter.com/3DpQSh8of3
— JACK News (@jackfmnews) June 17, 2021
“We are blown away and incredibly appreciative of all the amazing artists who designed bikes and showed their support for Crew Nation, and to our friends at Brompton who mdae it all possible,” Music Forward Foundation Executive Director Nurit Smith explains. “This collaboration and the money raised is truly valued as we continue to lend our support to the crew member around the world who still need our help.”
Radiohead’s design went for $24,000, which makes it the most expensive Brompton Bike ever sold.
You can check out all the bike designs here.