VETERAN UK rockers Status Quo could soon be taking Shetland by storm this summer if a local philanthropist’s plans bear fruit.
Malcolm Younger, who set up the Callum Younger Reach Fund in memory of his son, has lined up the hugely popular band if he can generate enough interest in purchasing the £75 tickets for a 22 August concert at the Clickimin.
Mr Younger said there was already considerable interest being shown in the one-off concert, but he had to be sure of selling enough tickets to make it worthwhile so as not to put the charity’s funds at risk.
“We are trying to establish the demand for a concert by the great band Status Quo in Shetland as a way of raising money for the Callum Younger Reach Fund and giving people a good time as well,” he said.
“The tickets are £75 because of the size of the band and their entourage and the cost of bringing them up and we hope to make a profit for the fund.”
He said the fund had already handed out £50,000 to local youngsters to help them realise their dreams, whether that be in the field of sport, music or anything else.
The fund has already booked the premier film night at Mareel to raise money and has plans for a Christmas concert at the same venue, possibly featuring an Abba tribute band.
Its main annual fundraiser is the Lerwick Carnival, which takes place later this month.
If Status Quo do make it to the isles in August they will be backed by local veteran rockers No Sweat.
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