Nick Cave has his Gucci socks auctioned to support an independent London music venue. Trinity, which can normally receive two hundred visitors, is struggling due to the corona crisis.

Well-known artists such as Kate Nash, Chase & Status, Bastille, Bombay Bicycle Club and Scouting For Girls performed at Trinity at the beginning of their careers.

Owner Chris Perdue started crowdfunding to keep his pop venue in North London afloat during the corona crisis. His case is not eligible for a subsidy. Perdue hopes to raise 20,000 British pounds (more than 22,000 euros) with the action.

A friend of Perdue who - like the owner himself - is a big fan of Nick Cave, contacted The Bad Seeds front man to spotlight the action. He also hoped to get an item from the musician for auction.

Cave designed an artwork around a new pair of Gucci socks. "This pair of sparkling socks is officially owned by Nick Cave and is worth a damn fortune," said a text next to the pair of socks.

The auction starts on June 4. Interested parties are given a week to submit a bid.

Jubilee Feet! So @nickcave donated his sparkly socks for our #SaveOurVenues campaign. Pretty cool right? Check out Trinity Auction House for all the details. https://t.co/NAm09Kj5MPGoes to auction tonight at 8pm.

AvatarAvatar Author trinitybarMoment of places09: 35 - 3 June 2020