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Nottingham-based national music promoter DHP Family announced the first wave of artists for charity festival Beat The Streets

The first wave of artists for the charity fundraiser festival – Beat The Streets – has been announced.

The annual festival returns to Nottingham on January 28, with more than 30 artists announced.

Organised by Nottingham-based national music promoter DHP Family, it has raised over £400,000 in support of Framework Housing Association. Thousands of people from neighbouring areas attended.

Beat The Streets - Photo by Jake Haseldine
Beat The Streets - Photo by Jake Haseldine

The festival will take place across venues in the city centre including Rock City, Rescue Rooms, Stealth and Bodega and all proceeds from tickets, bar and merch go directly to Framework.

Some big names announced include Alfie Sharp, Chloe Rodgers, Girlband, Panchiko, ROB.GREEN, THePETEBOX.

Festival booker Joseph Patten said: “We’re over the moon to be back for 2024 with another brilliant line-up that recognises the amazing talent on show in our city. Every year it’s a real highlight to see the music community coming out in full force to support such an important cause.

“We smashed the £400k milestone at last year’s festival so now we’re ready to do it all again and see how much more we can raise for Framework.

“Sadly, now more than ever, we’re seeing how important homeless charities are, so the team here are proud to work towards supporting the vital work that Framework does, and we’re looking forward to putting on a top day celebrating Nottingham’s great scene.”

DHP Family & Framework with £89,500 raised from Beat The Streets
DHP Family & Framework with £89,500 raised from Beat The Streets

Other artists performing at Beat The Streets 2 will be PASTE., 2079, 94 gunships, Airport Dad, Amy Palmer, bexx, Bloodworm, Bored Marsh, Cam Mannix, Chloe Rodgers, CJ's Mirra Maze, Cost of Loving, Davoli, Dusty 4 Track, Guest Singer, Kai-Otee, Lois, Midnight Rodeo, OTALA, Penny Moon, Rad Pitt, Serena Jasmine, Set in Motion, Sharp Class.

Tickets can be bought from www.alttickets.com/beat-the-streets-tickets and will allow access for people over the age of 14 to all participating venues.

The funds raised by the festival have gone towards keeping the Sneinton Hermitage shelter open all year round, accommodating more than 60 high risk service users and employing two full time mental health workers to provide much needed support to over 1,500 service users with complex needs including substance misuse.

Also helped support the charity and its service users throughout the Covid-19 pandemic and helped to open Mechanics House, which provides accommodation and resettlement support.

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