Some of the country’s best-loved musicians including Brian Kennedy, Dea Matrona, Gareth Dunlop, Andrew Strong, Odhran Murphy and Eddie Booth are to perform intimate acoustic sets in a unique fund-raising concert on 10 September in Belfast’s Europa Hotel.
“Music Against Homelessness” aims to raise much-needed funds for local charity, Simon Community Northern Ireland which marks 50 years of front line work.
“In our 50th year, we are seeing levels of homelessness increase as the cost of living pushes everyday people to make disturbing choices between heating their homes or feeding their families. Now more than ever, we need to raise greater awareness on the issues of homelessness, poverty, and their related health consequences,” says Jim Dennison, Chief Executive at Simon Community Northern Ireland.
“By partnering with Music Against Homelessness, we want to give a voice to the people homelessness affects, put a spotlight on those who work tirelessly in the sector to bring about change, and highlight our charity’s impact in ending homelessness. One project that the money raised will help support is our Creating Homes initiative that will see our charity purchase and manage 50 properties for clients ready to live independently.”
“Homelessness must not take a back seat during this ongoing pandemic,” said Brian Kennedy. “It’s a pandemic all of its own and it’s up to us to keep the pressure on and do what we can to alleviate the misery. No one chooses to be homeless and we’re putting this fundraising concert together to raise much needed funds and awareness. Please help if you can by buying a ticket and showing the less fortunate that we care about what is happening so silently on our streets.”
Tickets go on sale on Thursday 9 June from Ticketmaster and are priced at £15 + booking fee, with all profits donated to Simon Community.
MUSIC AGAINST HOMELESSNESS IN AID OF SIMON COMMUNITY
BRIAN KENNEDY | DEA MATRONA | GARETH DUNLOP
ANDREW STRONG | ODHRAN MURPHY | EDDIE BOOTH
SATURDAY 10 SEPTEMBER 2022
EUROPA HOTEL, BELFAST
DOORS 7PM | SHOW 8PM | 18+ ID REQUIRED
Tickets on sale Thursday 9 June at 9am via Ticketmaster
£15 + booking fee