Raging against the cuts machine with concert

Show: Buick McKane will feature in the Rock Against The Cuts concert
Show: Buick McKane will feature in the Rock Against The Cuts concert
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Campaigners will be rocking against public spending cuts at a protest gig on Friday.

Preston and South 
Ribble Trades Union Council (TUC) has joined forces with Preston Against Cuts, a 
pressure group made up of representatives from unions and community groups across the city, to organise the live music event.

Titled Rock Against The Cuts, the free gig will take place at the Revolution Bar in Main Sprit Weind, Preston.

Live music will be provided by Preston-based rock and indie band Buick McKane, while the evening will also feature two DJs. Doors open at 8pm.

Mick Mulcahy, from Preston Against Cuts, is one of the organisers of the show.

He said: “Austerity isn’t working. Instead of just letting the banks go back to business and bonuses as usual, we need a completely new approach.

“As far as young people are concerned we face the prospect of a lost generation.

“Young people need high quality training, the restoration of the Education Maintenance Allowance and real jobs.

“Deeper cuts are on their way, which will have a devastating effect not only on jobs, but the vital services on which people depend.

“The gig is a way of raising awareness around these issues and encouraging people to become involved with Preston Against Cuts.

“At the same time people will be able to enjoy quality music from a cracking band.”

Rock Against The Cuts is also part of a campaign to encourage people to attend the T.U.C. demonstration in London on October 20, with the theme ‘A Future That Works’.

Transport has been arranged from Preston and coach seats can be booked at the gig.

Coach seats for the demo can also be reserved by calling 07542763445.