Musicians against homelessness aim to raise funds for the homeless charities Crisis in England, Scotland and Wales, and Simon Community in Northern Ireland; and to provide gig opportunities for up-and-coming bands.
Scots music mogul Alan McGee is organising a series of homelessness benefit concerts on the day of the Royal Wedding. The former Creation Records boss, who discovered bands such as Oasis and Primal Scream, is behind a “Royal Bedding” day of action after the leader of Windsor & Maidenhead council demanded police clear the area of homeless people ahead of Prince Harry’s wedding in May.
Cited from their facebook page, here’s all the information you need to organise your own event.
THE ROYAL BEDDING GIGS
In response to the recent news that the streets of Windsor will be cleared of homeless people MAH announce THE ROYAL BEDDING DAY on the same day as the royal wedding. We ask all of our supporters and friends to join us in putting on as many music events as possible across England, Scotland and Wales to support homeless people and to make a lot of noise!
This is a call to put the focus on the poorest in our society; the number of homeless people on our streets is rapidly escalating and it’s a national disgrace. Thousands and thousands of people are in desperate situations with a recent report stating that one in every 200 people are classed as homeless or living in unsuitable accommodation.
What do you need to do?
Organise a music event in a local venue, this could be a pub, community centre, church, cafe or live music venue, it could even be in your front room! Ask local bands to play and invite your friends and fans. If you are a band organise a night with other bands. If you are a venue, offer to host. It’s the same format as our usual MAH gigs, its easy to do and can make a huge difference. Events can be ticketed or entry by donation, its up to you. We will send you an official Royal Bedding poster with our official logo to use and details on how to pay in money raised. Events will be promoted across our socials and we hope that your local press might take an interest!
Please email email@example.com ASAP and we will send you everything you need! Please do let us know before going ahead so we can advise of any gigs close to you to avoid any clashes! *Please note your area on initial contact email
It’s going to be a day of celebration, the coming together of people across the nation. There will be singing and dancing, excitement and a warm feeling inside. The loyal fans will be cheering and waving their arms in the air! The 19th of May we invite you all to attend The Royal Bedding and make this vow:
Do YOU take us
To be your gig partners?
To have and to help
From this day forward,
For better, for worse,
Not for the richer, but to help those poorer
In sickness and in distress.
To make music and to care
And always play my part
According to MAH’s rocking law
In the presence of a stage, I make this vow
Please use the hashtag #RoyalBeddingDay on all socials AND PLEASE SHARE this post, with your help everyone will join in!