Blaze theatre victims support at From the Ashes Festival in Lewes

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The From The Ashes festival in Lewes tomorrow (Saturday) offers eight hours of music, comedy ... and more.

It’s in support of the artists and performers who lost their work and equipment in the blaze that destroyed the Phoenix Theatre and Studios.

The benefit gig is taking place at the former Harveys Depot in Pinswell Road from 2-10pm.

It promises a memorable afternoon and evening of live entertainment, including a fantastic selection of musicians, bands and comedians. In addition there will be food stalls, a raffle and a bar - and Harveys Brewery is donating some beer.

Performers on the day include Chris Difford, The Strypes, Arthur Brown, Scott Free, Instill, The Beat Thieves and many more. All the performers, staff and crew are also giving their talent free for this special cause.

The festival is the brainchild of Cressida Bell, who said: “I felt that it was really important to do something after the terrible fire. This festival was my way of focusing public attention on these artists, bringing people together and raising some much-needed money to try and help the artists who have lost so much.”

Tickets are £20 on the day or £18 in advance from the Union Music Store, Lansdown Place, Lewes. Also visit