Beat The Streets is a huge all-day music festival fundraiser taking place on Sunday 28th January 2018 to help address the growing homelessness crisis in Nottingham, which will take place at various city centre venues including Rock City, Rock City Basement, Black Cherry Lounge, Rescue Rooms, Red Room, Rescue Rooms Bar, Stealth rooms 1 & 2, The Bodega and The Bodega Bar.
The first acts confirmed are Sleaford Mods, Ferocious Dog, The Invisible Orchestra, Lawnmower Deth, Rolo Tomassi, Kagoule, Eyre Llew, Georgie, Tusk, Nina Smith, Vigilantes, Super Furniture, Lisa Hendricks, Rob Green, Jimi Mack, Nactus Kunan, Headsticks, Crosa Rosa, Brad Dear Band, Bone Cult, Babe Punch, and Ashfields. There's more to be announced, with over 80 playing across more than 10 stages.
Jason Williamson from the 'Mods said: "We hope we can help raise good money for the growing number of people sleeping on Nottingham's streets."
Ferocious Dog: "As a band who collects food, toiletries and clothing for food banks at all our shows, this was something we were desperate to be a part of. Let's eradicate homelessness full stop. If the government aren't going to do it, we can do it ourselves."
Promoters DHP Family's George Akins said: "For just a suggested donation of a tenner, Beat the Streets is a fantastic way to see top national touring bands that have already sold out venues such as Rescue Rooms and Rock City and raise funds for a great cause at the same time. It is increasingly evident that we have a growing problem with homelessness in the city. Beat the Streets aims to be a force for positive change, using music to bring together the Nottingham community and raise vital funds for homeless people in need."
The money raised from Beat the Streets will go towards improving the effectiveness of Framework's Street Outreach Team. This includes putting qualified social workers in place to start assessments on the streets, towards emergency accommodation to protect people in below zero conditions and towards resettlement workers who enable smooth transitions from the street to a tenancy.
Tickets are on sale, priced at £5 but with a 'recommended' price of £10, and with extra donations to Framework's valuable work for the homeless appreciated with your ticket purchase.
Alternatively, additional donations can be made here:-
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