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Martin Guttridge-Hewitt
30 November 2023, 12:11

Leftfield donates 500 records from personal collection to Christmas charity auction

Including box fresh rarities, early Hard Hands releases and the outfit's first ever remix

Neil Barnes Leftfield charity vinyl auction

Leftfield's Neil Barnes has donated 500 records from his personal collection for a charity fundraising programme in northern England. 

The wax will be put up for daily auctions, in boxes of 25, from Friday 1st to Wednesday 20th December. All proceeds from the sales will provide a Kindness Christmas Dinner for those in need, with any remaining funds sent to food banks. 

Bidding on the collection will begin at 10AM every morning and run to 6PM, and this is due to take place via a Facebook page run by the landlady of legendary pub-turned-party den and label The Golden Lion in Todmorden, West Yorkshire. 

The scheme is a partnership between the venue and its local Unitarian Church, where the free meals will be served on 25th December. Food will be followed by a free after party at The Golden Lion, where Barnes is due to play. His previous two dates at the address sold out well in advance.  

“I wanted to help those having a hard Christmas. I chose 500 of my records, some have never been played, others are early Hard Hand releases, one is the first ever Leftfield remix, some are in mint condition and signed by myself," said Barnes.

Revisit DJ Mag's 2023 interview with Barnes here.