Ever fancied attending the world’s largest, yet most intimate, global festival ever held? Sofar Sounds and Amnesty International have got you covered.
The two have linked arms with West Yorkshire chap Ed Sheeran to put on a one-of-a-kind gig to a miniature crowd of just 100 people to show solidarity with over 22 million refugees. The ‘Give A Home’ gigs will take place on 20 September, live-streaming globally across 60 countries. More than 300 events are lined up to take place all over the course of one day with each event set to feature performances from two to three musical acts.
“We all deserve a home, not just the memory of one. That’s why I’m proud to join Amnesty International and Sofar’s Give A Home campaign in raising awareness for the global refugee crisis and funds for Amnesty’s important work,” explains Sheeran of the event. His gig alongside Jean-Jean Bashengezi (guitarist and current refugee living in Washington) will take place in DC on the night of the 20th, with the location being kept secret moments until the show commences.
Check out his (rather lovely) announcement of the show right here:
Alongside the Brit, dozens of other artists will join forces to put on a spectacular ‘one night only’ show for the world to witness. The pretty sturdy line-up includes newcomers Broods, Phoebe Ryan and JP Cooper as well as national UK treasures Oh Wonder, Jessie Ware, Daughter, Lianne La Havas, Nina Nesbitt and Jack Garratt. More than 300 events are lined up to take place on the same day, so it’s one you won’t want to miss.
Tickets can be obtained by applying through Sofar’s ‘Give a Home’ page at https://www.sofarsounds.com/giveahome, with the option to give a small donation to Amnesty International upon arrival to the gig. Fans have until 10 September to apply for tickets.
Funds raised by the project will support Amnesty International’s work in documenting human rights abuses and violations against refugees, further pushing governments into finding suitable solutions to the refugee crisis.
For further information, ticket details and the full (enormous) line-up, follow the link right here.