Please Mind Your Head is an annual all-day fundraiser for the Headway charity, taking place in Cardiff. This year it’s celebrating its ninth edition, with a 2019 event. Taking place at Clwb Ifor Bach on Saturday the 7th of July this year the event features sets from the likes of Zervas and Pepper, Threatmantics, My Name Is Ian, Zabrinski, Gindrinker, Oh Peas!, She’s Got Spies and more.
Tickets are a very reasonably priced £8.75 for a day and evening of fun and fine local bands. What’s more buying one gives you that warm fuzzy feeling of having helped an important charity, that helps rebuild lives.
Please Mind Your head was set up by Cardiff’s Justin Evans in 2009 because he wanted to give something back to the Headway charity for brain injuries. Who had helped support him after he fell ill following the discovery of a brain tumour. Here’s what he told us about PMYH:
“It is with great pleasure that PMYH has entered its ninth year (tenth but I was in hospital blah blah) This is a fundraiser that I do annually for Headway Cardiff … I attended Headway Cardiff for a number of years following surgery to remove a brain tumour that was discovered at the age of 26, lots of procedures were undertaken in various places around the country. When it was decided that I was ready to attend I did. They did so much for me and helped rebuild my confidence and mobility and it was during this time that a malignant brain tumour formed and was treated.
After deciding that my much sought after place could be much more beneficial to somebody who was where I was, a couple of years before. I stopped going and my motherhelpede me with the idea of a valued annual fundraiser to help them with things.
The event came about because I had received so many worthwhile things over the years I spent at Headway (in a weekly group) and wanted to give something back to them as they receive no statutory government funding. My mum and I were having a discussion about it and I decided upon a fundraising gig. Probably just a one-off (I thought) but thankfully it has snowballed! The Cardiff and surrounding area’s music scene is a very friendly and giving community and I’m never short of bands, performers for the event (previous include Gruff Rhys, Euros Child’s, Martin Carr, Islet, RHLH, The School. Seazoo, John Mouse, Spencer Segelov, Dirty Alex, Junior Bill, Railroad Bill … And many others) all performers play for free to help raise money for Headway Cardiff.”