Paloma Faith, Peace & More To Perform At Help Refugees Fundraising Concert
The benefit gig at O2 Kentish Town Forum will see performances from Paloma Faith, Peace (full live band) and some very special guests in aid of the Help Refugees cause in a bid to raise £80,000 for urgent human rights needs. Tickets on general sale from Friday 6th November from Alt-Tickets.
Paloma Faith said, “I’m devastated to see what these people are going through, it could just as easily happen to anyone of us. So I’m glad to do what little I can. We all should.”
There will also be performances from various musicians who are refugees themselves and Katharine Hamnett, creator of the 80’s slogan T-shirt, has donated her slogan “CHOOSE LOVE” – a twist on her iconic CHOOSE LIFE slogan T-shirt.
Says Hamnett, “CHOOSE LOVE is central for how we should be dealing with this humanitarian crisis. We are all children of migrants and refugees. Civilisations fall apart when we stop caring for our fellow men.”
These t-shirts that will be sold in a special offer with tickets purchased, and at the gig itself.
Help Refugees originated when Radio X presenter Lliana Bird, writer and TV presenter Dawn O’Porter, activist and comedian Heydon Prowse (BBC’s The Revolution Will Not be Televised) and friend Josie Naughton set up the hashtag #HelpCalais to raise funds and collect goods in response to the current refugee crisis. The public response was overwhelming and since then they have evolved into a charity (under the auspices of Prism the Gift Fund) with the aim to provide aid to meet the basic human needs of refugees.
We are proud to come together to assist in the organisation of this fundraiser in aid of a timely and worthy cause – Help Refugees, along with Live Nation, Ticketmaster and TicketWeb.
Commenting on the gig, organiser Lliana Bird said: “When we put out a call for help in August we never dreamed that we would get this far with our efforts and see this much love and support towards the refugees crisis. To have Paloma Faith and Peace, plus some very special guests to be announced, all coming together to help raise even further funds really is a dream come true.”
Also commenting, Dawn O’Porter said: “With this gig, we aim to raise awareness and a further £80,000 which will allow us to quickly respond to the basic human rights needs of refugees, while also providing support for other small charities, grass roots groups and individuals who are on the ground working tirelessly during this crisis.”
Help Refugees at the O2 Kentish Town Forum promises to be a vibrant night as an array of passionate artists come together in support of this important cause.
O2 Priority tickets on-sale 9am Wednesday 4th November.
General tickets on-sale 9am Friday 6th November.
Tickets are £40.00 and available from www.alt-tickets.co.uk – no booking fee will be charged and all proceeds from tickets will go to Help Refugees charity. You can purchase CHOOSE LOVE t-shirts with your ticket purchase for an extra £19.00 each by clicking here.
For more information head to www.helprefugees.uk or Help Refugees blog at http://wecanhelpyouhelpdotorg.wordpress.com and follow Help Refugees on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. You can show your support by using the hashtag #HelpRefugees.
Help Refugees are a registered charity under the auspices of Prism the Gift Fund. Registered charity No. 1099682