8th January 2018
Across the country, there’s been a dramatic increase in homelessness and rough sleeping. According to figures released in January 2017, an estimated 4,134 people sleep on the streets on any one night here in the UK, and rough sleeping in the East Midlands has increased by 23%.
The DHP Family, in collaboration with I’m Not From London, Hockey Hustle, Farmyard Records and Rough Trade, have decided to do something about it, and have pooled their musical resources to present, for the first time ever, Beat the Streets.
On Saturday 28 January, the cities biggest music venues – Rock City, Stealth, Rescue Rooms and The Bodega – will be taken over by some of the cities best musicians.
Nigel Cooke, Young Creative Awards Trustee, said: “We are excited to see so many musicians that have either won or supported the Young Creative Awards in some way playing Beat the Streets. Not only is it an important and worthy cause, but it’s also a great way to show those thinking of entering what you can go on to do after the awards.”
All proceeds from Beat the Streets ticket sales, merchandise and bar takings will be donated to Framework to help improve the effectiveness of their street outreach team.
If you are playing Beat the Streets make sure you enter the music category of the Young Creative Awards 2018 (entries open on January 8th). Please check out the eligibility criteria before you consider entering.