FP’s Bass-Boosted Battle Against Brain Tumours

Class of 2019 former pupil, Matthew Gibson-Smith, and a group of inspiring Dundee-based student DJs have clubbed together to coordinate an electronic music festival – DEMSFEST – in support of The Brain Tumour Charity.

Currently studying for his LLB in Law from the University of Dundee, Matthew is also part of the Dundee Electronic Music Society (DEMS), the organisers of this brand new fundraising festival.

The charity is very important to Matthew in particular who has experienced first-hand the devastating impact of brain tumours on those close to him. One of his good friends from HSOG, Rhudi Kennedy, was diagnosed with a brain tumour when he was just 13 years old. Following a successful surgery, Rhudi recovered and is now a Young Ambassador for The Brain Tumour Charity where he uses his own experience to help others. DEMSFEST will also remember Murray Stewart, who was a close friend of Matthew’s brother and who sadly passed away shortly after his diagnosis.

Taking place on Saturday 1st April 2023 at Dundee University Students Union, over 30 acts have joined the line up. These artists include some of the UK’s most talented DJs, so it’s sure to be a fantastic festival. If you’d like to book tickets, you can do so online here. Alternatively, Matthew has set up a GoFundMe page for anyone who wishes to donate, but who are unable to come along on the night.

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