NEWS: Liverpool venues to host three-day festival in aid of the homeless
Dates: 18th – 20st September 2015
Following the success of last year’s five-venue festival Liverpool’s Hope Fest, a three-day event in aid of Merseyside’s homeless, is back! This year is set to be huge with 15 confirmed venues as well as a new partnership with The Big Issue North, The Whitechapel Centre and The Basement Advisory Centre.
The bands confirmed so far include Alan McGee‘s new protégés Alias kid – currently touring with Black Grape – as well as Beatnik Hurricane, featuring ex-members of The La’s, Barry Sutton and Cammy.
But this is a festival with a difference. Instead of buying a ticket, festival-goers will be asked to donate a ‘Hope Pack’ made up of essentials, such as food and clothing, which will be passed on directly to Liverpool’s homeless via Hope Fest’s partners. Donating a ‘Hope Pack’ will give you access to all 15 venues over the weekend.
Another radical new initiative started by Hope Fest this year is training programmes and work experience positions for those affected by homelessness. These roles include everything from stage management to festival admin.
More bands including some very special headliners will be announced over the coming weeks.
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