This years Beat the Streets music event is set to take place this Sunday, January 30th with over 50 local Nottingham artists in the line-up.
The annual charity event raises funds for the Framework Housing Association to combat homelessness in Nottingham with all proceeds from merchandise to drink sales go directly to Framework.
Since its launch in 2018, Beat the Streets has raised £242,000 for the charity and is set to raise thousands more this Sunday.
Funds raised in previous years have made huge impacts to Nottingham communities, such as keeping the Sneinton Hermitage Centre open all year round and employing two mental health nurses to provide support to those in need.
Performances from the wide range of bands will take place at four popular venues: Rock City, Rescue Rooms, Stealth and, The Bodega.
Shows will run constantly from 1pm to 10pm, starting with band The Honeymoon Suit at Rescue Rooms at 1:15 pm and ending at 10, with 94 Gunships at The Bodega.
Tickets can be bought for a minimum donation of just £8 which provides access to all venues and shows at any point throughout the day so attendees can choose which bands they want to see at any time.
Alternative indie band, Do Nothing has played a set since the first Beat the Streets in 2018 and members Charlie and Kaspar said, “It’s always a really great time and its for such a wonderful cause.
“Framework offer meaningful support to thousands of people throughout the midlands and that obviously comes at some expense so its great that all proceedings go to them, and fair play to Beat The Streets for doing so.”
Bee-sides are another band due to perform in Rock City’s basement room at 4:15pm on the day.
The indie, bedroom pop band have told attendees they can expect “a lively, up-beat set from a full 6-piece band with indie soul and R and B vocals”.
Band vocalist, Jack Segal said, “I have seen Beat the Streets advertised the past few years and always thought it was a brilliant idea.
“I’m so excited that this year we’ll get to play at it for the first time.
“All of the artists doing the shows without a fee is great and it’s amazing to see everyone supporting Notts and the local community.”
The event is organised by DHP Family who organise live events throughout Nottingham including the annual Dot to Dot festival due to take part Sunday May 29th, 2022.
The event looks set to have something for everyone with a wide range of different genres of local bands so if you fancy attending for a few hours this Sunday, tickets for £8 can be purchased from:
Do Nothing and Bee-sides bands: