"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 #MAH2020 CAMPAIGN OFFICIALLY LAUNCHES! ***
It’s going to be our biggest and best year to date!
**BALCONY ONLINE FESTIVAL TODAY
(Saturday 27 March) at 1pm**
Watch live on Joyzine from 1pm
Tune in for some fantastic exclusive live performances by artists selected by established UK blogs & promoters and help to raise money for Musicians Against Homelessness.
Bands: MIRI, The Trusted, Tugboat Captain, TIGER MIMIC, Jean Genie's MaSsIvE HUGS,
The Burning Hell, Beija Flo, Happy Science, Martha Makes Mistakes and more
Watch here - Blogs/Promoters: Louderthanwar, GigSlutz, LOUD WOMEN, God Is In The TV Zine. The Zine UK, Benumu, Crocroland, Sonic Tonic, Louise Schofield and Joyzine
Huge thanks to all involved, it's going to be excellent!
More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/553814615253191/
If you can, donate here: http://tiny.cc/14zvlz
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. Thousands of brilliant bands and artists have performed for our award winning project since we launched in 2016, raising over £200,000!
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.
*** Check out just a small selection of our media stories on the ‘press’ page/tab ***
Here are just a few 2020 highlights; please go to our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/mahgigs/ for all gigs, festivals, breaking news and opportunities
We have 10 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, Maidstone, Bournemouth, Winchester, Edinburgh and Oxford. http://foodiesfestival.com/ Application details to follow on our socials very soon.
For the 4th year we’re pleased to be supported by Lindisfarne Festival. 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’re proud to be hosting the Big Top stage at the unmissable Acoustic Festival of Britain held at Uttoxeter Race course. Expect to see some of the finest established artists plus new talent across the May weekend. https://acousticfestival.co.uk/
New this year - we’ve partnered up with York’s award winning premier family festival! Apollo promises a superb weekend of well known and loved artists, plus the best regional talent. Big affordable fun for all the family www.apollo-festival.co.uk
After All Festival in Manchester returns for the 2nd year - expect to see the best under the radar bands and artists. Follow our socials for line-up details.
It’s our 2nd year working with Kent VW Festival - if you love VW’s, cars, bikes, trade stalls, family weekends and great music, this is for you! https://www.kentvwfestival.com/
Pitstone in the Park festival Buckinghamshire……. info to follow soon..
‘RocknRollas’ in Paisley Scotland - 3 day MAH festival with a cracking line-up! Check our Facebook page for announcements
We’re looking forward to working again with the unmissable and impressive Louder Than Words Festival, the leading music literary festival, based in Manchester. https://louderthanwordsfest.com/
The infamous This Feeling will again be supporting us at all of their 2020 gigs, get in the zone!
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’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!
*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