Windmill Brixton is currently on Music Venue Trust's red zone along with 29 other grassroots music venues across the UK, which means the venue is at risk of imminent closure without financial aid.
Earlier this month (1 December), Team Lose It joined forces with Windmill Brixton to launch the Action! Auction! to save the venue from closing for good.
The first wave of items included a signed 12" vinyl of "The Dial", merch and more from Squid, a Fontaines DC A2 print from guitarist Carlos' new line of photos signed by the band, and a drumming lesson with black midi's Morgan Simpson at the Windmill. Sleaford Mods contributed Jason Williamson's signed work shirt from his last 'normal' job in 2014, Speedy Wunderground's Dan Carey donated his notorious smoke machine, Black Country, New Road test pressings, and more, and Goat Girl contributed their crow mask from the "Crow Cries" video.
Yesterday (9 December) a second wave of artists, photographers and independent labels contributed items to the auction helping to save the Brixton venue, including a signed collectors edition of Why Me? Why Not. from Liam Gallagher (which goes up for auction tomorrow), Baxter Dury’s drum machine, La Roux’s headphones and shirt, a signed pink Squier Stratocaster from Tiña, artwork by Fat White Family’s Saul Adamczewski, and more.
Saul Adamczewski of Fat White Family said of the auction, "If only one place must survive the music business nuclear winter that is Covid-19, then let it be the Windmill."