We’re always delighted to report anything gig and food related. And of course, any way to support the brilliant Music Venue Trust is a bonus. This delicious and “gooey” peanut-packed product, pictured below, has just landed, especially to help raise money for our beleaguered live music industry. And it’s down to Glass Animals, lovers of peanut butter, who teamed up with Jackpot to design limited edition, reusable peanut butter pots. On general sale 9th June 2021.

The collection comprises a limited edition pot and exclusive recipe sweatshirt, available on the 9th June, exactly 7 years since the release of Glass Animals’ first album ZABA. The band are patrons of Music Venue Trust.

This partnership will help raise funds and support for grassroots music venues at a time of need for music, culture, artists and their teams, and crew. Designed by Glass Animals, £2 from the sale of each reusable pot will go to Music Venue Trust, the charity that represents over 900 UK grassroots music venues.

Lyrics: “You just wanna know those peanut butter vibes” Glass Animals, from ‘Gooey’, 2014

So how did the collaboration come about? Says Glass Animals frontman Dave Bayley: “I’ve been eating jackpot peanut butter for years. There’s a jackpot stall in a market next to my house in Hackney, and I loved the look of the packaging to be honest…plus it had a quote from Gremlins on.

So I picked up a tub. It was delicious. And that’s when I started reading the small print on the back. Each sale includes a donation to Music Venue Trust, the charity which looks after grassroots music venues….i.e. the venues that gave us a shot in the early days when we had no idea what we were doing. The venues that need help to survive but do an extraordinary amount for music culture”.

Rupert Leigh, Creator and MD of Jackpot peanut butter adds, “It is more important than ever that grassroots music venues and the culture of music is nurtured and supported. Without these venues the next generation of musicians and artists can’t grow and emerge and become the next Glass Animals. ”

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