Thekla have announced that they will host a one-day festival on Sunday 28 January, called Beat the Streets. While the lineup is being kept under wraps for the moment with a mixture of great local and national acts promised, the important thing to know for now is that ALL proceeds from ticket sales and the bar will be donated to Bristol charity Caring In Bristol.
The Bristol charity – whose amazing projects include the 365 Shelter, Caring at Christmas, Bristol Nightstop and the Survival Handbook – work year round to improve the lives of Bristol’s countless homeless and vulnerable.
The Bristol charity work hard to improve the lives of Bristol’s countless homeless and vulnerable
Running from 3pm until late, the festival is being delivered by DHP family, who own and run Thekla as well as being responsible for regular gigs at other venues across the city, plus multi-venue festival Dot-to-Dot, which takes over the city centre each May.
Beat the Streets Bristol will coincide with a parent event in DHP Family’s HQ of Nottingham, which has so far attracted 80 national and local acts, including Kagoule, Rolo Tomassi and Sleaford Mods, who will play over ten venues across Nottingham city centre.
Tickets starting at £5 go on sale this Friday 15 December
Tickets starting at £5 go on sale this Friday 15 Decemberfrom alttickets.com. The full lineup won’t be announced until January – although you can expect it to be a goodun’. In the meantime, you can keep your eyes peeled on the Beat the Streets Bristol Facebook event for further announcements.
Homelessness in Bristol has reached crisis point in recent years, with increasing numbers of rough sleepers in the city centre
Thekla promotions manager Simon Brown says, ‘Homelessness in Bristol has reached crisis point in recent years, with increasing numbers of rough sleepers in the city centre. The aim with Beat The Streets is to be a force of positive change, bringing together the music community of Bristol to help raise funds for where it is needed most. Caring In Bristol work tirelessly all year round and we hope this event goes far in supporting their amazing work.’