In an effort to contribute towards COVID-19 relief programs, British-Jamaican record label, Island Records announced today that their special event, the One Love auction will be hosted by Pose actor and writer Billy Porter live May 21 at 1:00 PM EST.
The event will auction off highly prized music memorabilia from iconic artists of all generations. The items listed include a pair of Amy Winehouse’s stilettos; a rare Mr. Brainwash/Bob Marley print signed by Ziggy Marley; a guitar signed by Shawn Mendes; a Dummy-era Portishead “care package” with a Technics deck and Beth Gibbon’s handwritten and signed lyrics; two Nick Drake care packages that include signed books and handwritten cards from Drake’s sister Gabrielle; and much more.
What truly stands out are the once-in-a-lifetime experiences being offered, such as two tickets to see Grace Jones headline Meltdown Festival in 2021 (wheww!), a virtual banjo lesson from Mumford & Sons’ Winston Marshall, and a three-night getaway for two at Strawberry Hill Hotel in Jamaica.
All proceeds from the auction will benefit NHS Charities Together and Feeding America to help care for those impacted by financial hardships as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. To place a bid, participants must register in advance with Island’s partner Omega Auctions. All lots are available to view and place bids on via an online catalogue.