"I’m proud to be an ambassador for this fabulous organisation – but there’s no longer the luxury of time to sit back. I encourage the UK to get right behind this and support Musicians Against Homelessness in any way that you can."
“Hopefully this project will give a lot of new bands a chance to play and to exist in a place where they can all shine on.”
“I’m right behind MAH and thoroughly support what they’re doing” “It’s wrong that so many people are sleeping on the streets, or are close to being homeless.”
“Once you slip beneath the radar, it’s so hard to regain a foothold and so easy to find yourself living rough and becoming another anonymous casualty sleeping on the streets. It’s a massive modern problem and one we can’t just step over and ignore. That is why we’re supporting Musician Against Homelessness, to try and highlight the issue through music and try and raise awareness about the situation.”
John Power, Cast
MUSICIANS AGAINST HOMELESSNESS #MAH2019 CAMPAIGN OFFICIALLY LAUNCHES!
Usually our busy gig season is throughout Autumn, but thanks to your generosity and passion we are now also announcing various gigs throughout the year! We are appealing for people to join our
ever-growing team of event managers and venues to put on gigs in every village, town and city in the UK. Over 2000 brilliant bands and artists have performed for us since we launched in 2016
raising an amazing £150,000!
We are proud to have some of the biggest and best festivals, promoters and media partnering us again this year! Thanks to all for ensuring MAH continues to flourish and enabling us to offer a huge number of stage opportunities whilst raising funds for homeless services at this critical time. Homelessness is a shocking national crisis with record numbers of people on the street or in unsuitable temporary accommodation.
We have 9 MAH main stages at the UK’s biggest and most prestigious food and drink festival
Foodies Festival. Headline acts (tba) will be joined by more than 400 bands and artists at festivals in Brighton, Bristol, London, Birmingham, Cheshire, Cambridge, Southampton, Edinburgh and Oxford. http://foodiesfestival.com/ Application details to follow on our socials very soon.
For the 3rd year we have a main stage slot up for grabs at Lindisfarne Festival and also our own very successful and lively MAH stage. This is a truly independent music & creative arts festival on the spectacular Northumberland coast - overlooking Holy Island. Check their page for festival details. Application and competition details to follow. https://lindisfarnefestival.com/
We are pleased to announce our first year at the excellent Merthyr Rising Festival showcasing our best up-coming in the UK on the ‘MAH Rising Stage’. One band will also be main support to
Black Grape on the main stage! http://www.merthyrrising.uk/
Britpop champions Star Shaped Club host an incredible series of festivals and gigs with HUGE name line-ups, giving support to MAH, check out their page, more info and opportunities to be announced on our socials soon! http://starshaped.club/
MAH will announce it's first ever 8000 capacity 'MAH FESTIVAL 2019' at a stunning location in Wales, and we’re also planning to announce festivals in England and Scotland soon (2019/2020).
More details to follow…
For the second year we are hooking up with Northern Exposure and Eufest who are offering the amazing chance for one lucky band to play the main stage at INmusic festival in Croatia.
The winning band or artist will have paid flights, entry in to the festival, camping and a 6pm slot on the main stage.We are excited to be partnering the brilliant Kent VW Festival (Kent V-dub Fest) for the first time this year! Details on this coming soon!
The infamous This Feeling will again be supporting us at all their Big In 2019 gigs, get in the zone! Also they are kindly donating proceeds from this massive double album featuring their #BigIn2019 hot tipped bands https://www.blood-records.co.uk/current-release/
Top promoters and great friends Kick Out The Jams and Pillar Artists Off Axis are once again supporting us with numerous gigs, plus many more brilliant associates which will be announced individually on our social media.
We are extremely pleased that top 90s Britpop band Dodgy have re-recorded ’Staying Out For The Summer’ for #MAH2019, releasing via iTunes on the 25th January https://apple.co/2ARrpNL PLUS kindly supporting us throughout their UK tour in February/March! Tickets here: http://homegrown25.dodgyology.com
Check out the new video too! https://tinyurl.com/Dodgy-SOFTS19-Video
We’re proud to support Crisis in England, Scotland and Wales who help people directly out of homelessness and campaign for the changes needed to solve it altogether, and Simon Community Northern Ireland who work without judgement to support people who are experiencing, or are at risk of experiencing homelessness. We’re also supporting homeless services on the Isle of Wight.
MAH is not for profit, we are all volunteers and every penny raised is donated. We have a brilliant and talented team of regional managers, please get in touch via our Facebook page to organise a MAH gig, host or perform. Thanks for your support!
ROCK ’n’ rolling politicians MP4 are releasing an EP in support of Musicians Against Homelessness!
They will launch it with a star-studded gig inside the Houses of Parliament on 25th October.
MP4 are the only band in history to have been granted permission to perform in the State Rooms of the Speaker’s House in the Palace of Westminster.
The EP, entitled ‘MP4 EP5’ featuring 5 original tracks has been produced by award winning Robin Millar CBE and will be released by Revolver Records on Friday 26th October.
The lead track Do You See Me? is a poignant and moving plea to passers-by written from the point of view of a rough sleeper.
Stars including Shaun Ryder, Feargal Sharkey and Specials legend Neville Staple are supporting the launch night event, with many other well known music industry names and politicians confirmed to attend.
‘The MPs are asking the public to download the EP and donate to Crisis, the national charity for homeless people.’
The band state: “When Musicians Against Homelessness approached MP4 to put on a gig in the House Of Commons we knew we had to say yes.
“Not only did we agree to their request, but also we pledged to release a record to highlight the cause.
“Homelessness is a complex issue requiring more political action. But we also know, as a cross-party group of MPs, that to get results we need to keep awareness high.
“That is why we didn’t hesitate to answer the challenge from MAH.”
Download the EP here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/ep5-ep/1437175255
Watch the video here: https://vimeo.com/295398103
Donate to Crisis here: www.crisis.org.uk/MAHMP4
*To apply to play, host or organise a MAH gig visit Musicians Against Homelessness on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/mahgigs/
Photo Credit: Lorraine Goddard