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LutonAid Music Academy - registered charity no. 1147211

LutonAid is an annual live music festival that showcases bands from Luton and the surrounding area and raises funds for charity. This year, it will be held on Friday 10 and Saturday 11 July at the UK Centre for Carnival Arts and will celebrate it's tenth anniversary.

Started in 2005, LutonAid has gone from strength to strength, building from a single stage, single day event to a two day festival incorporating live music, stall holders, children's activities and food. In 2011, a committee was established with the aim of expanding on what was just a single event each year. LutonAid Music Academy (LAMA) launched and LutonAid achieved charity status in 2012.

LutonAid may seen a rather unimaginative title, but it sums up the event. LutonAid is local bands and people kindly giving their time and talent to bring people to the UK Centre for Carnival Arts to raise funds for the Keech Hospice Care for Adults and Children and LAMA.

The reason LutonAid has been so successful, and continues to take place each year, is thanks to the small army of volunteers and the bands and artists who give up their time. Most  recently, supporters are investing more time and effort into side projects to help increase the funds raised.

LAMA - registered charity number 1147211 - is a Luton-based charity that has been set up to support, encourage and develop original music in Luton and the wider local area. To find out about LAMA, visit

LutonAid is a fantastic day out for live music lovers, whilst raising much needed funds for charity. But don’t take our word for it. Come and see for yourself!

2014 was a bit of a milestone in LutonAid’s history, as we celebrated the tenth event in a new venue at the Carnival Arts Centre. However, 2015 will be an even bigger celebration as it is the tenth year that LutonAid has been running.

The founder and organiser of LutonAid is Mariana Brown. Click the image below to visit the LutonAid site.