Preview: Beat The Streets 2018

Nottingham’s Music Community Comes Together to help the Homeless

The music community of Nottingham is coming together to present a one-day charity festival to raise vital funds to support homeless people in need. Beat the Streets will take place on Sunday 28 January 2018 with more than 80 national and local acts playing more than 10 stages in venues across the city centre. Rock City, Rescue Rooms, The Bodega and Stealth are among the first wave of venues confirmed as taking part and will also be donating their proceeds from the bar take on the day.

All proceeds raised from ticket sales and merchandise will be donated to Framework, the Nottinghamshire charity dedicated to bettering the lives of homeless people. Since Framework started in 2001, it has become one of the largest organisations of its type in the country, helping more than 11,000 each year to overcome crisis and improve their lives.

DHP’s George Akins said: “It is increasingly evident that we have a growing problem once again with homelessness in the city with many people reaching crisis point. The aim with Beat the Streets is to make it a force for positive change, using music to bring together the people of Nottingham to raise funds to help make a difference where it is so desperately needed.”

Framework Fundraising Manager Chris Senior said: “The wholehearted commitment of the Beat the Streets team to make a substantial difference to the lives of the most vulnerable homeless people in Nottingham is inspiring. “We hope people will be equally inspired to turn out in large numbers to support this magnificent initiative: they can be sure of a great day and of doing good at the same time.

“Beat the Streets will be an epic event which raises substantial funds and awareness to address one of the most pressing social issues of our time.  There is no doubt it will make a tangible difference to the lives of people living on Nottingham’s streets and we at Framework are most grateful for this amazing support.”

Beat The Streets is being delivered by DHP Family in collaboration with local organisations and music groups including I’m Not from London; Farmyard Records; Hockley Hustle and Rough Trade. The Beat the Streets team are working flat out to pull together an amazing line up of artists both from Nottingham and further afield with the first announcement expected to be made very soon.

The money raised from Beat the Streets will go towards improving the effectiveness of Framework’s Street Outreach Team. This includes putting qualified social workers in place to start assessments on the streets, towards emergency accommodation to protect people in below zero conditions and towards resettlement workers who enable smooth transitions from the street to a tenancy.

Tickets priced £10 will go on sale Friday 13 October from and will allow access for 14+ to all participating venues. The line up announcements are due to follow shortly, keep an eye on the social channels for updates.

Any promoters, venues or organisations interested in getting involved in Beat the Streets should contact the team via the social channels below or email

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