Beat The Streets - the all-day music festival fundraiser taking place on Sunday 28th January 2018 to help address the growing homelessness crisis in Nottingham - has added another 40 acts, that have come out of Nottingham's music scene in recent years.
Among the new local acts are Unknown Era, Shelter Point (pictured above), Latmun, and Lone, who'll be joining the likes of Sleaford Mods, Ferocious Dog, The Invisible Orchestra, Lawnmower Deth, Rolo Tomassi, Kagoule, Eyre Llew and many more to raise vital funds to support homeless people in need.
The remainder of new acts are (alphabetically) Adam Peter Smith, Al. Morris, Alice Robbins, Anwyn Williams, Autumn Diet Plans, Black Cats and Magpies, Brown Lion Zoo, Cameron Sinclair Harris, Chloe Rodgers, Citizenn, Congi, Crazy P Soundsystem, D.I.D DJs, Dan Chapman, Daudi Matsiko, Deadbeat At Dawn, D'lex, Do Nothing, Elana, Felix MB, George Gadd, Giant Head, Grey Hairs, Guy Ellerton, Holly Fallon, Holly Taylor Gamble, Huw Costin (Torn Sail), Joseph Knight, Kid Luna, Kwoli Black, Last Sons, Laurie Illingworth, Lowrie, Lukas Wigflex, Melissa DW, Mollie Ralph, One in the Morning, Rattle, Remy, Ryan Farmer, Same Streets, Say the Word, Scott Bugg & The Vital Few, Short Weekends, Slumb Party, Stacey McMullen, Stereopium, Sunflower Thieves, Tayla Jade, The Frantics, The Ruffs, The Ultraviolet, The Vaudeville Skiffle Show, Those Howlin' Sounds, Tiger, Tom Lumley, Tori Sheard, Vega Bay, VVV (Cappo, Juga-Naut, Vandal Savage), X-Rays, and Young Monarch.
For all of the details so far please see the line-up page. Expect a line-up of over 80 national and local musicians playing more than 10 stages in venues around the city centre.
There will also be a range of other attractions taking place at the Black Cherry Lounge on the day, such as a stall selling limited edition Beat The Streets merchandise (with all proceeds going to Framework), as well as a range of stalls by other local charities ready to inform gig-goers what they do. A very special charity raffle will also take place there, where a wide variety of prizes can be won, such as signed goods from the likes of Billy Bragg and London Grammar, as well as festival tickets and a range of vouchers and band merchandise. You will also be able to get your hair cut on the day by Deck Chair Barbers, who will be donating all money raised to Framework. For those interested in finding out more about Framework, there will be a range of case studies and informative videos playing on the screens at Rock City throughout the day.
Framework Fundraising Manager Chris Senior said: “Nottingham, like other cities in the UK, has a significant and growing homelessness problem. Beat the Streets is an unprecedented demonstration of public concern to help tackle this issue. Framework is incredibly grateful to everyone at DHP Family, their collaborators, the many outstanding musicians who are generously giving their services, and to the many suppliers who will be making gifts in kind. We are delighted, but not in the least surprised, to hear that the public share our excitement about Beat the Streets and are booking in large numbers. We are fortunate to live in a city where members of the public care so deeply about people in need. We cannot wait for Sunday”.
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:-
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.
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