Craig David and Stormzy come together to support #Macfest

£15,000 has been raised to help celebrate the life of Mac Campbell


Celebrities such as Craig David, members of Geordie Shore, Stormzy and Bestival creator Rob da Bank are coming together to help mourn and celebrate the life of local Southampton resident Macauley Campbell.

Mac and his girlfriend Fleur Gollogly

Mac and his girlfriend Fleur Gollogly

The much-loved 20 year old was killed in a car accident on Saturday whilst returning from a rugby game.

His brother, Sam Campbell, set up a JustGiving page with the target of raising £5,000. That target was smashed within two hours and is currently on £15,000.

A friend of Mac’s said that the show of support was ‘awe-inspiring’, and added that: “I’m sure the amount raised will rise as this heart-wrenching story takes the nation by storm”.

Mac’s girlfriend Fleur Gollogly has been heavily involved in raising awareness for #Macfest and getting celebrity endorsements. In a heartfelt Twitter appeal she spoke of how Mac ‘Loved music and being around loved ones’, making a festival the best way to celebrate his life.

The man behind Bestival and Common People Rob da Bank has suggested an entire festival could be created to honour Mac in July. An event is also shaping up for an earlier date, likely being held at Switch.

Switch owner Ryan Keary expressed his support on Facebook

Switch owner Ryan Keary expressed his support on Facebook

It’s heartwarming to see such universal respect and love for someone. Mac’s brother Luke said that “He is one of those guys who is going to be really missed and Mac has left a huge hole in everyone’s lives. It is nice to see everyone remembering him the way they have.”

The planned festival took social media by storm last night and even gained the attention of several high profile celebrities, including the likes of footballers Calum Chambers and Luke Shaw.

The date for MacFest has yet to be decided on, but the event will take place in Southampton in the near future.