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Joe Payne replaces Birks & Kroon at Trinity 4

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That Joe Payne has been added to this year's Trinity 4 charity show, replacing chamber prog duo Birks & Kroon who have had to pull out of this year's event.

“I can’t wait to bring my one-man show to Trinity 4," Payne enthused to Prog. "This year, I’m really dedicated to expanding the possibilities of what I can do live. This performance will be reminiscent of my recent slot at the 2019 Marillion Weekend which seemed to go down a storm!

It’s so great to be part of something that is supporting charities like Help Musicians UK and Mind. Everything I am writing now has a mental health theme, and coming from my own experience of mental illness, I’ll do everything I can for the cause. It’s not an easy thing to go through or live with, but I find so much meaning in turning my own negative experience into something positive that can help others.”

Trinity Festival is an all-day event that has been running since 2014, with each year boasting six bands on the bill, a now-famous charity raffle and auction led by Jerry Ewing (editor of Prog Magazine) and an all-out After Show party. Despite the festivities, however, Trinity 4 maintains the festival’s history of charitable donations, with this year seeing proceeds go towards Scope (a charity dedicated to assisting those with Cerebral Palsy) Help Musicians UK and Mind - both dedicated to mental health awareness and treatment.

Tickets for this year's event are available here (opens in new tab).

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Jerry Ewing
Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.