Just when you thought the summer of music festivals were all sold out, save some space in your calendar for the Musicians Against Homelessness event in September.
Supporting the local community and teaming up with the charity Crisis, the event is honouring British musicians and raising awareness of a good cause. The festival will take place on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd of September at Hangar 34 on Greenland Street in the Baltic Triangle, and all proceeds will go to the charity to help the homeless.
Already a stellar line-up has been announced boasting Merseyside’s local talent, as well as plenty of rising stars nationwide. There’s headline acts coming from Space, The Vryll Society, and Xam Volo, with supporting sets including Thomas Lang, Mark Morriss (from indie band The Bluetones), Sugarmen, Nasher (the former guitarist of ‘80s band Frankie Goes to Hollywood), Red Rum Club, and The Jackobins.
The full line-up is still being announced so you can guarantee a jam-packed selection of music set to stream across the weekend.
Musicians Against Homelessness is an organisation and campaign that was founded last year by Alan McGee – music industry icon, record label owner, and all-round Oasis guru – with two main purposes: to raise funds for homeless charities and to support up-and-coming bands from across the UK. The campaign spans across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, with Liverpool’s event being one of many for this summer.
Speaking about the need for the campaign, McGee said: “The homeless situation in the UK is sickening and shocking, but there is a growing awareness of the desperation people at the bottom have to endure…Cuts to benefits and unfair sanctions are callously putting the most vulnerable at risk of homelessness.”
The Chief Executive of Crisis, Jon Sparkes, added: “I’m delighted that Musicians Against Homelessness will be supporting Crisis again this year, with what promises to be an even bigger and better programme of gigs and events…Homelessness remains an unsolved problem across the UK.”
Early-bird weekend tickets are currently on sale through We Got Tickets for just £20 – make sure you grab yours before the event sells out.