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June 14, 2019
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
£16 - £18
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Newton le Willows Library
Newton le Willows Library, 262 Crow Lane East, Newton le Willows,
St Helens, WA12 9TU United Kingdom
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Doors: 7:30pm / Marc Atkinson: 7:45pm / Fireflies: 8:30pm

A Celebration of the music of Panic Room and Luna Rossa

Exclusive to the Citadel!

‘FIREFLIES’ is an exclusive, one-off show which will bring together the music of two of the UK’s hottest bands – PANIC ROOM and LUNA ROSSA!

Both groups feature the stunning voice of Anne-Marie Helder – a ‘stellar frontwoman’ who has won the accolade of ‘Best Female Vocalist’ for two years running. (Prog Magazine)
Together they have released a total of 8 Award-Winning albums, all written by Helder and her long-time musical compadre, Jonathan Edwards.

This successful songwriting duo have created some of the most dramatic, breathtaking and beautiful music to have emerged from the British music scene in the past decade.
‘Fireflies’ will be an extremely special show which takes you on a journey through these albums – by both bands – and includes many of the finest songs ever written by Helder & Edwards.
It will also be your last chance to hear their stunning music played Live at the Citadel!


Regulars to The Citadel will know that PANIC ROOM have played many amazing gigs here over the past 10 years.
They’ve raised the roof each time with their blazing and powerful performances, leaving both the band and audience equally euphoric!

Meanwhile, their ‘little sister band’ Luna Rossa has also been making waves. They have now released 3 gorgeous albums in a more ‘acoustic’, laid-back style.
Both bands have Helder & Edwards at the helm, but the two energies are very different – rock vs acoustic; power vs peace.
Yet somehow the appeal of each group is equally universal, and fans tend to love both.
Perhaps this is because their songs share many of the same great qualities – you’ll hear strong ‘earworm’ melodies, hooky rhythms, and lyrics which cut straight to the heart.

In this rare and unique show, the musicians from both bands will be working together on stage; enjoying each other’s music, and breathing new life into each song.
This special collaboration was the brain-child of Anne-Marie Helder herself, as a direct response to the sad news that the Citadel would be closing its doors this Summer:

“The Citadel has been home to some of our most amazing and unforgettable gigs over the years”, Anne-Marie says, “and that’s all down to the brilliant venue, its awesome staff, and of course the fantastic crowds there! When I heard the news, I just couldn’t imagine not playing on that stage again…
So we had to think of a way to make this happen, before it was too late!”

“With PANIC ROOM being at the start of writing a new album, and Luna Rossa just having released our 3rd (‘ATROPA’), it just made perfect sense to bring the two bands together and have one big celebration… to thank the Citadel for all of the good times!”

The Musicians:
Anne-Marie Helder – lead vocal, guitars
Jonathan Edwards – keys
Sarah Dean – Celtic harp, keys
Gavin Griffiths – drums, percussion
+ special guests… TBC!


*Please Note – All under 18s must be accompanied by an adult and seated on the balcony

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